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247.11 sec. 001 - Consumer Financial Regulation (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Manisha Padi  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


WTh 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 20, 2021
To April 07, 2021

Course Start: January 20, 2021
Course End: April 07, 2021
Class Number: 32640

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of consumer finance. In the past few decades, culminating in the COVID-19 pandemic, households have faced the mounting pressures on their finances due to mortgages, student loans, credit cards, healthcare, long term care, and inadequate retirement income. Demands to ease this pressure led to the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the issuance of a variety of regulations aimed at improving consumer outcomes. Students in this course will learn the economic underpinnings of how consumers make financial decisions, like choosing loans, insurance, and retirement products. The course traces out existing consumer protection efforts targeting financial products, focusing on particular markets where recent regulations have been passed. The course will explore the legal theories related to ongoing discussions about consumer financial protection. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and write up a policy paper and presentation for the final classes.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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