Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Antitrust and Consumer Law

254: Consumer Law

Credit Hours



The course surveys consumer law from a transactional perspective, beginning with issues of deception, including false advertising, related to consumer purchases. There is coverage of the law of consumer credit, including issues of discrimination, overpriced credit and deceptive credit practices, and standard form contracts of adhesion and recent Supreme Court rulings covering binding arbitration and class actions. Consumer remedies and special issues of consumer fraud on the Internet complete course coverage. The course is especially recommended for students interested in public interest law. (Amato)