Revised List of Schools Teaching Consumer Law

by Jeff Sovern

Now that we've heard from some readers about other schools teaching consumer law, a more complete list appears after the jump (if you know of still more schools, please let me know).  The totals are even more encouraging than I had thought: 119 schools, or 58.55%, offer either some form of a consumer law non-clinic course or a clinic; 108 schools, or 52.94%, offer a type of consumer law non-clinic class; 32, or 15.69%, have consumer law clinics; 87 (42.65%) offer only a class; 11 (5.39%) offer only a clinic; and 21 offer both (10.29%). For comparison, five years ago 62 schools offered a consumer law course, a clinic, or both.  Back in 2013, Brian Leiter's poll found that consumer law was the top choice for areas of law deserving more attention in the legal academy.  These results suggest that schools acted on that view.

School Consumer Course Offered Name of Course Professor Name Adjunct of Full-Time Clinic Professor
AKRON no       no  
ALABAMA yes Consumer Protection Maurice Shevin Adjunct no  
ALBANY no       no  
AMERICAN yes Consumer Financial Services Law Andre Negroni and Jerry Buckley   no  
APPALACHIAN no       no  
ARIZONA no       no  
ARIZONA STATE  no       no  
ARIZONA SUMMIT yes Consumer Law (online)     no  
ARKANSAS – Fayetteville  no          
ARKANSAS – Little Rock  yes Consumer Protection Law     Consumer Protection Clinic and Advanced Consumer Protection Clinic Amy Pritchard
AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW yes Consumer Law     no  
BALTIMORE yes Consumer Law     no  
BARRY UNIVERSITY no       no  
BAYLOR yes Consumer Protection     no  
BELMONT UNIVERSITY yes Tennessee Attorney General Field Placement-Consumer Advocate and Protection Division     no  
BOSTON COLLEGE  yes Consumer Rights Litigation     no  
BOSTON UNIVERSITY  yes Consumer Financial Services; Law of Consumer Markets Craig W. Kaylor; Rory Van Loo   Consumer Debt Practicum Thomas Beauvais Dougan
BRIGHAM YOUNG  no       no  
BROOKLYN no       New York Civil Court Consumer Law Externship Sidney Cherubin
CALIFORNIA – Berkeley  yes Student Loan Law; Consumer Litigation: The Course of a Case; Consumer Protection Law;  Consumer Protection in Insurance; Client Counseling, E-Commerce, and Consumer Protection; Consumer Bankruptcy; Debt, Discrimination, & Inequality; Comparative Consumer Law Patricia McCoy; Ted Mermin; Monami Chakrabarti;    Consumer Justice and General Clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center Tirien Steinbach
CALIFORNIA – Davis  yes Consumer Protection and Financial Regulation     no  
CALIFORNIA – Hastings yes Consumer Finance and Bankruptcy; Consumer Transactions; Consumer Law     no  
CALIFORNIA – Irvine yes The Consumer Financial Protection  Bureau Dalié Jiménez   Consumer Law Clinic; Advanced Consumer Law Clinic Stacey Tutt
CALIFORNIA – Los Angeles  no       no  
CALIFORNIA WESTERN yes Consumer Law     no  
CAMPBELL  yes Consumer Law     no  
CAPITAL yes Consumer Bankruptcy     no  
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA  yes Consumer Finance Seminar     no  
CHAPMAN no       no  
CHARLESTON yes Consumer Law     no  
CHICAGO  yes Law and Psychology of Consumer Contracts, Consumer Behavior     no  
CHICAGO-KENT  no       no  
CINCINNATI no       no  
CLEVELAND STATE yes Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (formerly Consumer Law)     no  
COLORADO  yes Consumer Protection Laws and Policies     no  
COLUMBIA  no       no  
CONCORDIA no       no  
CONNECTICUT  no       no  
CORNELL no       no  
CREIGHTON  no       no  
DAYTON no       no  
DENVER yes Consumer Financial Protection Law     no  
DePAUL  yes Consumer Banking (Course offered Fall 2018 but not spring, professor no longer listed in faculty directory) Silvia  Unclear no  
DETROIT MERCY no       no  
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA no       Housing and Consumer Law Clinic Jasmin Mize
DRAKE yes Consumer Banking and Payments Law; Consumer Law Internship; Consumer Protection     no  
DREXEL yes The Law of Consumer Protection     no  
DUKE  yes Consumer Bankruptcy and Debt     no  
DUQUESNE  no       no  
ELON yes Consumer Protection     no  
EMORY no       no  
FAULKNER no       no  
FLORIDA yes Consumer Law     no  
FLORIDA A&M yes Consumer Law     no  
FLORIDA COASTAL yes Consumer Law     no  
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL yes Law of Consumer Credit     no  
FLORIDA STATE yes Consumer Law     no  
FORDHAM yes Consumer Litigation Clinic Seminar     Consumer Litigation Marcella Silverman
GEORGE MASON yes Consumer Protection Law     no  
GEORGETOWN yes Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy Seminar, Consumer Finance; Consumer Protection Law Seminar Anne Fleming; David Hyman, and Adam Levitin Full-time no  
GEORGE WASHINGTON yes Consumer Protection Law     no  
GEORGIA  yes Consumer Law     no  
GEORGIA STATE yes Consumer Protection; Consumer Law Externship The Federal Trade Commission     no  
GOLDEN GATE yes Lawyering: Ecommerce and Product Counseling; Ecommerce and Product Counseling: a Consumer Protection Perspective     Externship: Consumer Rights Clinic  
GONZAGA yes Consumer Law     no  
HARVARD  yes Forced Arbitration Deepak Gupta   Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic Roger Bertling, Toby Merrill, Eileen Connor
HAWAII  yes Debtors' and Creditors' Rights     no  
HOFSTRA yes Consumer Transactions     no  
HOUSTON yes Texas Consumer Law McElvaney Unclear Consumer Law Clinic Richard McElvaney
HOWARD yes Contemporary Developments: Consumer Law Matthew Bruckner Full-time no  
IDAHO no       no  
ILLINOIS yes Consumer Finance; Clickwrap, Browsewrap and Shrinkwrap: Current Developments in Consumer Contracting in the Digital Age     no  
INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Bloomington yes Seminar in Commercial Law: Consumer Credit     no  
INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Indianapolis  yes Consumer Law; Elder Law (includes consumer protection in description)      no  
INTER-AMERICAN  Unverifiable          
IOWA no       no  
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL Unverifiable (website wouldn't let me access)          
KANSAS yes Consumer Law (not offered in Fall 2019 though)     no  
KENTUCKY yes Seminar: Advanced Issues in Commercial, Consumer, and Bankruptcy Law Christopher G. Bradley Assistant Professor of Law Does not list individual clinical programs  
LA VERNE  no       no  
LIBERTY no       no  
LINCOLN MEMORIAL Website Down          
LEWIS AND CLARK yes Consumer Financial Law & Regulation P. Olstad Unclear no  
LOUISIANA STATE no       no  
LOUISVILLE no       no  
LOYOLA – Chicago yes Consumer Law Unlisted   no  
LOYOLA – Los Angeles yes Consumer Law     no  
LOYOLA – New Orleans  no       no  
MAINE no       no  
MARQUETTE no       Unaccessible, must have a login  
MARYLAND yes Consumer Protection Seminar Louise Carwell Unclear Consumer Protection/ Attorney General's Office Clinic Michael Millemann
MASSACHUSETTS  yes Consumer Rights; Massachusetts Consumer Protection     Predatory Lending Clinic Roger Bertling
MCGEORGE  no       no  
MEMPHIS yes Consumer Law     Elder Law Clinic Donna S. Harkness
MERCER no       no  
MIAMI yes Consumer Protection Peter Halle Unclear no  
MICHIGAN STATE yes Consumer Law     no  
MICHIGAN yes Consumer Class Action     no  
MINNESOTA yes Consumer Protection Law Ann Burkhart   Consumer Protection Clinic Prentiss Cox
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE yes Consumer Law     no  
MISSISSIPPI yes Consumer Law     Elder Law Clinic Catherine "Ginny" Kilgore
MISSOURI yes Consumer Empowerment Amy J. Schmitz   no  
MISSOURI – Kansas City yes Consumer Protection     no  
MITCHELL | HAMLINE yes Consumer Rights Law     no  
MONTANA  yes Consumer Protection; Economic Development and Consumer Protection in Indian Country (previously offered as a summer course)     no Faculty Supervisor TBD
NEBRASKA no       Site link broken  
NEVADA   no       no  
NEW ENGLAND LAW | BOSTON no       no  
NEW MEXICO yes Consumer Law Seminar     no  
NEW HAMPSHIRE yes Consumer & Commerical Law; Consumer Law & Bankruptcy     no  
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL no       no  
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY  no       no  
NORTH CAROLINA yes Consumer Law     Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic K. Elengold
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL no       Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic Pamela Thombs
NORTH DAKOTA yes Consumer Protection Law     no  
NORTHEASTERN yes Consumer Law     no  
NORTHWESTERN no       no  
NOTRE DAME  no       Economic Justice Clinic  
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN no       Consumer Protection Internship Clinic Michael Flynn
OHIO NORTHERN no       no  
OHIO STATE yes Consumer Law Douglas Whaley Full-time no  
OKLAHOMA yes Consumer Finance Law     no  
OKLAHOMA CITY no       no  
OREGON yes Consumer Law Elizabeth Tippett Associate Professor no  
PACE  no       no  
PENNSYLVANIA yes Consumer Financial Regulation Natasha Sarin Assistant Professor no  
PENNSYLVANIA STATE-Dickinson Law no       no  
PENNSYLVANIA STATE-Penn State Law no       no  
PEPPERDINE no       no  
PITTSBURGH yes European Community Consumer Protection Law     no  
PUERTO RICO Unverifiable          
QUINNIPIAC no       no  
REGENT no       Civil Practice Clinic Kathleen McKee
RICHMOND no       no  
ROGER WILLIAMS no       no  
RUTGERS yes Consumer Law (only at the Newark campus)     no  
ST. JOHN'S yes Consumer Protection Jeff Sovern Full-time Consumer Justice for the Elderly Litigation Clinic Ann Goldweber and Gina Calabrese
SAINT LOUIS Website Down          
ST. MARY'S yes Consumer Protection Law     Civil Justice Clinic Genevieve Hébert Fajardo
ST. THOMAS (Florida) yes Consumer Law     no  
ST. THOMAS (Minnesota) yes Consumer Law     no  
SAMFORD yes Consumer Protection     no  
SAN DIEGO  no       no  
SAN FRANCISCO no       no  
SANTA CLARA no       Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center Unclear
SEATTLE yes       Consumer Advocacy Clinic Bryan Adamson
SETON HALL yes Consumer Law     no  
SOUTH CAROLINA yes Consumer Law     no  
SOUTH DAKOTA no       no  
SOUTH TEXAS-HOUSTON yes Consumer Transactions     no  
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY  yes Consumer Law     yes  
 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS  yes Consumer Protection     no  
SOUTHERN METHODIST yes Consumer Law     Civil/Consumer Clinic Mary Spector, Eliot Shavin, and Lisa Montes
SOUTHWESTERN  no       no  
STANFORD  no       no  
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK-Buffalo no       no  
STETSON  yes Consumer Law     no  
SUFFOLK  yes Consumer Law     no  
SYRACUSE no       no  
TEMPLE  no       The Elderly Law Project Debra Kroll
TENNESSEE  no       no  
TEXAS  yes Consumer Protection (Deceptive Trade Practices Act) Manuel H Newburger Listed as "Faculty Assistant" no  
TEXAS A&M  yes Consumer Law     Community Legal Access Clinic Luz Herrera
TEXAS SOUTHERN Website Down       no  
TEXAS TECH yes Consumer Law     no  
THOMAS JEFFERSON no       no  
TOLEDO no       no  
TOURO  no       no  
TULANE  no       no  
TULSA  no       no  
UNT Dallas  yes Consumer Law     no  
UTAH yes Consumer Law     no  
VALPARAISO  no       no  
VANDERBILT no       no  
VERMONT  no       no  
VILLANOVA no       no  
VIRGINIA  no       Consumer Law Clinic Caroline F Klosko, Rachel Nadas, Elaine N Poon
WAKE FOREST  no       no  
WASHBURN  no       Civil Litigation Clinic Unable to find
WASHINGTON AND LEE yes Consumer Protection     no  
WASHINGTON  yes Consumer Law Paula Selis Unclear no  
WAYNE STATE  yes Consumer Law     no  
WMU THOMAS M. COOLEY yes Consumer Law     Debt Relief Clinic Victor H. Veschio
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND  yes Consumer Protection Justin Dion   no  
WESTERN STATE  yes Consumer Finance Law     no  
WEST VIRGINIA  yes Consumer Protection Law     no  
WHITTIER  no       no  
WIDENER-Delaware  yes Consumer Law & Litigation     no  
WIDENER-Commonwealth  yes Consumer Law and Litigation     Consumer Law Clinic  
WILLAMETTE yes Consumer Law     no  
WILLIAM AND MARY  no       no  
WISCONSIN  no       Consumer Law Clinic Sarah Orr
WYOMING  yes Consumer Protection Dee Pridgen   no  
YALE no       no  
YESHIVA no       Civil Litigation Clinic Leslie Salzman



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