Consumer Protection Law
For students interested in consumer protection law, IIT Chicago-Kent has a burgeoning consumer law focus. Chicago-Kent offers a diverse curriculum, speaker opportunities, student organization efforts, and student projects focusing on consumer law.
Chicago-Kent's numerous consumer protection course offerings are listed below and include Consumer Health Benefits, Consumer Protection Law, Health Care Law, Products Liability, and a clinic focused on the interests of the consumer. The Consumer Affairs Practicum, in conjunction with the Chicago Legal Clinic, is a for-credit course in which students design strategies to protect the elderly and disabled in matters of consumer credit.
Many student organizations devoted to public interest issues work to protect consumers. Student projects have also included work by Chicago-Kent Honors Scholars on the development of "You Don't Know Auctions!," a website aimed at protecting online auction consumers from fraud, as well as another website aimed at protecting online consumers from identity theft.
Through their course work in practicum and clinical offerings and a continued exposure to consumer protection issues, students are able to gain practical experience and develop a greater understanding of the importance of consumer protection issues.
Chicago-Kent is actively working to enhance programming and awareness of consumer protection issues. In support of that mission, Chicago-Kent has an endowed consumer law fund to be used either for scholarships for students who show a demonstrated interest in consumer protection issues through their undergraduate studies or for a special symposium on consumer protection law. In addition, the Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Award is granted to young alums who contribute to the public interest, including the protection of consumer welfare.
Curricular offerings relating to consumer protection law
Also see the public interest law curriculum page
- Administrative Law
- Agency Law
- Appellate Courts and Procedure
- Complex Litigation
- Consumer Health Benefits
- Consumer Protection Law
- Emerging Technologies
- Health Care Law
- Health Law Litigation Clinic
- Law of Privacy
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Telecommunications Law and Policy
- Chicago Legal Clinic Practicum