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Fall 2014
7397 WRC: Consumer Credit Law and Policy - HAWKINS- 25363

Professor(s): Jim Hawkins (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 113  BLB

Course Outline: This course will consider a variety of different consumer credit products such as mortgages, credit cards, payday loans, and auto title loans. We will read and discuss law review articles, statutes, cases, and/or books that deal with the law that currently governs these products, and we will consider how to change the laws to meet policy goals and how to advise clients regarding these laws. Students' grades will be based on several expository writings (e.g., client letters, research memoranda, court documents, and short articles similar to those that appear in bar journals) and on class participation. This class satisfies the Law Center's Upper Level Writing Requirement.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 7/30/14

Course Notes:   Quota = 12


First Day Assignments: Welcome to WRC: Consumer Credit Law and Policy! For our first class on Monday, August 25th, please find and read this law review article: Oren Bar-Gill, The Behavioral Economics of Consumer Contracts, 92 MINN. L. REV. 749 (2008).

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (7/21/2014 10:23:44 AM)

No book required for this course

All of the texts for this course are available through Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online and SSRN.