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285.44 sec. 001 - Consumer Law and Economic Justice Workshop (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Abhay Aneja (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Ted Mermin (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 132
From January 09, 2023
To April 25, 2023
Course End: April 25, 2023
Class Number: 32524
This course is open to 1Ls.
Enroll Limit: 50
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM
This course provides students with an opportunity to be exposed to and discuss ongoing research and scholarship in consumer law and economic justice. Every other week, an invited speaker from Berkeley or elsewhere will present a work in progress, and then take questions from students and faculty in the audience. Non-speaker class meetings will be spent in discussing the work and preparing to meet the speaker. Speakers will include prominent thought leaders in law, public policy, and the social sciences.
This year’s workshop will focus on topics related to economic justice and inequality: asset building and economic opportunity; the availability and cost of housing; the nature of work and the level of wages, the chimera (or reality) of financial inclusion in fintech & crypto; the promise and reality of anti-poverty programs; and the disbursement, and cancellation, of student loans.
Students will write three short papers, one in advance of each of three of the speakers. Active participation will be encouraged during all weeks.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.