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PAL 205 - Consumer Protection Law

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Assist firm clients with the necessary requirements for exercise of the consumers rights of redress against illegal business practices.
  2. Compare and contrast Federal and State Consumer Protection Laws.
  3. Define unfair business practices.
  4. Explore remedies through the Federal and State Court Systems.
  5. Recognize trends in consumer protection law.
Listed Topics
  1. Federal Consumer Protection Laws
  2. Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Laws
  3. Use of Federal and State Consumer Protection Agencies
  4. Private Consumer Help Agencies
  5. Use of Administrative Agencies for Consumer Redress
  6. Types of Transactions Legally Protected
  7. Use of the Court Systems for Legal Redress
  8. Effective Research of Consumer Problems
Reference Materials
  • 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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