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Spring 2025 Seminar

Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar

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Required Clinic Component: Consumer Protection Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.

By Permission: No.

Add/Drop Deadline: December 13, 2024.

LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.

The Consumer Protection Clinical Seminar is a required component of a clinical placement in the Consumer Protection Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center.

This workshop is the required classroom component that complements the work of combating abuses of consumers by the financial services industry and fighting back against the negative consequences that can result from those abuses. Specifically, our clinical work focuses on consumer debt collection, consumer scams, car financing, utility and credit card debt, bankruptcy, and mortgage servicing.

The seminar introduces students to the substantive law germane to the clinic’s areas of practice, trains students in the skills needed to litigate effectively, such as interviewing and counseling, drafting of pleadings and oral argument, and provides the opportunity for students to think strategically about their cases and to consider larger policy frameworks.

Students are graded based upon their participation in class, their completion of written work assigned for class, and performance of in-class exercises.

A clinical practice component is required of all students. Enrollment is through clinical registration. Clinical placements are with the Consumer Protection Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center. Please refer to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs website for clinical registration dates, early add/drop deadlines, and other relevant information.