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285.41 sec. 001 - Comparative Consumer Law for LL.M.s (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Ted Mermin  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 129
From January 09, 2024
To February 20, 2024

Course Start: January 09, 2024
Course End: February 20, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 4
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 04/19 02:36 PM


This class for LLM students (and perhaps the occasional intrepid JD) focuses on the different ways that countries around the world address issues of consumer protection law and economic justice. Students will choose the 5 or 6 topics that the course will explore – past years have included consumer privacy, tenants' rights/evictions, credit reporting, class actions and aggregate litigation, product liability, and e-commerce. This year: cryptocurrency, perhaps? Price-gouging during a pandemic? AI and tenant screening? You decide.

Each session, all students research how their home country addresses that week's issue and present their research to the class. (The snacks tend to be shared, international, and delicious.)

*This class will be an application only course. To apply, students should submit their interest via email to mermin@berkeley.edu by the end of the day on November 1st. After this date admission will continue on a rolling basis. Students should expect a response within 3 days.*

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:
International and Comparative Law

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