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The Content of Consumer Law Classes II


Jeff Sovern


St. John's University - School of Law

September 10, 2010

Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, Forthcoming
St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-191

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This paper reports on a 2010 survey of law professors teaching consumer protection, and follows up on a similar 2008 survey, which appeared in Jeff Sovern, The Content of Consumer Law Classes, 12 J. CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL L. 48 (No. 1 2008), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1139894. The 2010 survey found more uniformity in topic selection than the 2008 survey. All thirteen professors who taught survey courses reported that they taught common law fraud, UDAP statutes, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, while all but one covered the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, and payday lending. In contrast, in 2008 no topics were explored by all the survey professors and three were discussed by all but one. Nevertheless, as in the 2008 survey, the professors varied considerably in selecting other topics. Professors responding to the 2010 survey reported keeping their syllabi current; for example, more than half the professors teaching survey courses covered the Credit CARD Act, enacted only a year before the survey was conducted, while all but two addressed the subprime crisis.

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Date posted: August 14, 2010 ; Last revised: December 15, 2012

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Sovern, Jeff, The Content of Consumer Law Classes II (September 10, 2010). Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, Forthcoming; St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-191. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1657624

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Jamaica, NY 11439
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