Students will examine and apply a variety of consumer rights statutes, in both state and federal courts, to a variety of real world situations. Students will learn private consumer rights law through observing and conducting in-class live-client and simulated intake and screening interviews, case studies, lectures, quizzes, discovery assignments, drafting of basic federal litigation forms, class discussions, and selected readings. The class will have the feel of a workshop and may include some off-site class meetings. Students will earn to issue spot, screen clients, document and strengthen cases, and select appropriate claims. There will be a heavy emphasis on litigation strategy within the complex system of the federal courts where most consumer rights claims are litigated. Readings will emphasize practical application.
Grading: Letter graded.