Jeff Sovern

St. John's University - School of Law

Professor of Law

8000 Utopia Parkway

Jamaica, NY 11439

United States

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Law Student Laptop Use During Class for Non-Class Purposes: Temptation v. Incentives

51 University of Louisville Law Review 483 (2013), St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-004
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2013
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 796 (32,562)
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'Whimsy Little Contracts' with Unexpected Consequences: An Empirical Analysis of Consumer Understanding of Arbitration Agreements

75 Maryland Law Review 1 (2015), St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-0009
Number of pages: 134 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
St. John's University - School of Law, St. John's University School of Law, St. John's University School of Law and St. John's University
Downloads 632 (44,515)
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Towards a New Model of Consumer Protection: The Problem of Inflated Transaction Costs

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, March 2006, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-002
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 13 Jan 2005
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 543 (54,026)
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Preventing Future Economic Crises Through Consumer Protection Law or How the Truth in Lending Act Failed the Subprime Borrowers

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 71, p. 761, 2010, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-0189
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 06 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2011
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 462 (66,152)

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Free-Market Failure: The Wells Fargo Arbitration Clause Example

70 Rutgers U.L. Rev. 417 (2018), St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-0004
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 May 2017 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2018
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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Rankings: A Dramatization of the Incentives Created by Ranking Law Schools

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0097
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 25 May 2008
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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Written Notice of Cooling-Off Periods: A Forty-Year Natural Experiment in Illusory Consumer Protection and the Relative Effectiveness of Oral and Written Disclosures

75 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 333 (2014)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 222 (148,045)
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consumer protection, cooling-off periods, disclosure

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Are Validation Notices Valid? An Empirical Evaluation of Consumer Understanding of Debt Collection Validation Notices

Southern Methodist University Law Review, 2017, Forthcoming, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-0018
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2018
Jeff Sovern and Kate Walton
St. John's University - School of Law and St. John's University - Department of Psychology
Downloads 161 (197,854)

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debt collection; debt purchasing; debt buyers; consumer credit; fair debt collection; FDCPA; consumer law, disclosure; consumer understanding

9.

The Content of Consumer Law Classes

Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0138
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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Can Cost-Benefit Analysis Help Consumer Protection Laws? Or at Least Benefit Analysis?

University of California-Irvine Law Review, Forthcoming, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-0011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2015
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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The Coase Theorem and the Power to Increase Transaction Costs

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-0160 , McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 935, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2010
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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12.

Protecting Privacy with Deceptive Trade Practices Legislation

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 1305, 2001, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-0163
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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The Content of Consumer Law Classes II

Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, Forthcoming, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-191
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2012
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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14.

The Jewel of Their Souls: Preventing Identity Theft Through Loss Allocation Rules

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 343, 2003
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 Feb 2009
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
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Validation and Verification Vignettes: More Results from an Empirical Study of Consumer Understanding of Debt Collection Validation Notices

Rutgers Law Review, Vol. 71, Forthcoming 2018, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-0016
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 26 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2019
Jeff Sovern, Kate Walton and Nathan Frishberg
St. John's University - School of Law, St. John's University - Department of Psychology and St. John's University - Department of Psychology
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debt collection; debt purchasing; debt buyers; consumer credit; fair debt collection; FDCPA; consumer law, disclosure; consumer understanding; Bankruptcy; Reorganization & Creditors eJournal; LSN: Administrative Enforcement (Sub-Topic); LSN

16.

The Content of Consumer Law Classes III

Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, Vol. 22, Forthcoming 2018, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-0014
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University - School of Law
Downloads 67 (360,954)

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Consumer Law, Disclosure

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Placing Consumers at the Front of the Relief Effort: Redirecting Credit Card Interest Charges

Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-04
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 21 May 2020
Norman I. Silber and Jeff Sovern
Hofstra University School of Law and St. John's University - School of Law
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credit card, COVID, coronavirus, interest charges, banks, financial institutions