2012-2013 Catalog 
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LEGAL 265 - Consumer Protection

5.0 Credits
Overview of consumer laws including unfair and deceptive sales/ advertising; credit reports, identity theft, truth-in-lending; fair billing and debt collection practices. Prerequisite: LEGAL 200  or instructor’s permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate tools, techniques, and technology to locate primary and secondary print and electronic legal resources at the state and federal levels to solve consumer law problems. [REASON]
  2. Locate, evaluate and apply federal and state consumer laws in response to an identified legal issue or problem. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the federal and state laws governing consumer credit and sales transactions, including unfair and deceptive advertising and sales, usury and sub-prime lending practices, and warranties. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate an ability to apply deductive reasoning and reasoning by analogy in communicating the results of an analysis and evaluation of a legal problem. [REASON]
  5. Assemble the appropriate documents and forms in compliance with procedural rules regarding content and format, necessary to pursuing appropriate legal action or relief in a consumer law transaction. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Recognize and evaluate the effects of various advertising, sales and lending practices on consumers from diverse social, economic, and cultural or ethnic backgrounds. [EXPLORE]

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