Category Archives: Teaching Consumer Law

New FCRA case worth teaching: Bibbs v. TransUnion

by Jeff Sovern As I prepare to teach consumer law in the spring, I’m leaning towards adding a new case to the course, Bibbs v. TransUnion, LLC, 43 F.4th 331 (3rd Cir. 2022). First, take a look at what the court called a snapshot of the plaintiff’s credit report:   Do you understand it (if […]

Maryland seeking applications for consumer law endowed faculty position

From the announcement: The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites applications for a newly endowed tenured or tenure-track faculty position in consumer law to begin July 1, 2023. For this position, we will consider junior- and senior-lateral candidates and experienced practitioners with demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and original scholarship. Qualifications […]

CLASS Network Directorship Position Deadline for Applications Extended to 5/22

Here’s the job posting: Director of the CLASS Network – Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice Do you want to work every day to advance the rights of low-income consumers? Do you want to help create a national network of law school programs dedicated to building equity and economic justice? Well, then, perhaps this […]

Neil Sobol asks for your help in updating the survey of law school consumer law offerings

Guest post from Neil Sobol: Howdy consumer law colleagues: This posting requests information to help update my survey on consumer laws offerings in law school. In an August 2020 blog,  I forwarded a chart created by my research assistant. The chart was part of a project to update the consumer law offerings chart reported in […]

Ballard Spahr announces Diversity Fellowship Program for 2Ls

From the announcement: Ballard Spahr is excited to host a 2L Diversity Fellowship Program in partnership with our Consumer Financial Services (CFS) group. Through this program, we will select an outstanding 2L student who will be employed by Ballard Spahr as a 2021 summer associate in the CFS group. The student will spend time during […]

OT: Recommendations for Online Teaching

by Jeff Sovern I served on a faculty committee this summer that prepared a report with tips for online teaching. The report, which may be useful to law professors, is available here. Here's the abstract: This is a collection of recommendations drawn from a variety of sources, including our colleagues, students, webinars, books, articles, podcasts, […]