PAL 205 - Consumer Protection Law
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: PAL 101
This course trains legal assistants legal assistants under the supervision of practicing attorneys to assist attorneys in helping firm clients overcome violations of federal and state consumer protection laws and the rules and regulations of federal and state administrative agencies designed to specifically protect consumers from illegal business practices.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Assist firm clients with the necessary requirements for exercise of the consumers rights of redress against illegal business practices.
- Compare and contrast Federal and State Consumer Protection Laws.
- Define unfair business practices.
- Explore remedies through the Federal and State Court Systems.
- Recognize trends in consumer protection law.
- Federal Consumer Protection Laws
- Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Laws
- Use of Federal and State Consumer Protection Agencies
- Private Consumer Help Agencies
- Use of Administrative Agencies for Consumer Redress
- Types of Transactions Legally Protected
- Use of the Court Systems for Legal Redress
- Effective Research of Consumer Problems
- Allegheny Court Law Library
- University of Pittsburgh Law Library
- Duquesne University Law Library
- Boyce and Allegheny Campus Law Libraries
- Consumer Protection Law Text
Approved By: Kingsmore, John Date Approved: 01/13/1997
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