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About the Book

Modern Consumer Law

Front Cover - Modern Consumer Law

First Edition


Katherine Porter
University of California, Irvine School of Law 

2016. 602 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-2503-6. 

About the Book

Modern Consumer Law is a lively, concise, problem-focused text on contemporary consumer law. It is the only text on the market conceptualized after Dodd-Frank and its creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The book takes a functional approach to consumer law, looking at types of transactions such as mortgages as well as kinds of laws such as disclosure rules.  It examines core theoretical questions in an accessible way, revealing consumer law as a series of statutes built on the common law foundations of contract and tort. Organized into 28 class-sized assignments, the book is easy to adapt to a teacher’s preferences in terms of focus and class credits. The problems provide students with the opportunity to apply statutes to realistic situations and ask them to consider the perspectives of consumers, businesses, and lawmakers. Katherine Porter is a national expert in consumer law and a co-author of Wolter Kluwer’s The Law of Debtors and Creditors.

Key Features:
• The Systems Approach examines the infrastructure that supports actual transactions and solutions; the law is taught in the context it is encountered and used
• Teachable problems prefaced by straightforward textual explanations.
• Assignment-based organization of topics that proceed from foundational questions to doctrine to policymaking
• Thorough professor materials package, including teaching strategies, pedagogical goals, and answer/discussion guides for all problems

Preface / Sample Chapters