Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Law 488






Fall 2016 and Spring 2016: This 2-semester, 6-credit clinic will train students to be creative and effective advocates on behalf of low- and moderate-income clients who have suffered as a result of inappropriate or unfair consumer financial transactions. Much of the clinic’s work will involve representing people who homes are being foreclosed upon or are at risk of foreclosure. Students will also represent consumers in other matters pertaining to credit and homeownership.

The clinic’s docket will offer students a mix of experiences in consumer law, finance, negotiation, litigation and transactional law. Concrete tasks likely will include the forensic assessment of consumer financial transactions, counseling clients, negotiating with financial institutions, drafting contracts, and in some cases pursuing litigation to remedy abusive practices.

In addition to their direct client representation, students enrolled in the clinic will participate in a periodic clinic-wide meetings for which they will not earn extra credit. These meetings, scheduled by mutual agreement, will cover lawyering skills and substantive consumer law and will not normally require additional work outside of class.

NO Prerequisites

Recommended: Evidence, Trial Ad, Secured Transactions

Consumer Law

K. Elengold, C. McNulty (Adjunct)

Fall, Spring
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.