2016 - 2017 News: Consumer Advocacy Clinic

Student attorneys developed empirical research to support bills pending in the state’s legislature in three major areas: 

  1. increasing resources for self-represented litigants
  2. stopping the criminalization of consumer collection
  3. eliminating litigation and arbitration of time-barred debt. 
Although cautiously optimistic, the outcome of these reform efforts is still unknown as the legislature works hard in the last month of its bidenial session.   

In partnership with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the students held a Pop-up Credit Reporting Clinic

Six students saw 20 clients in four hours. Students helped clients understand their consumer rights as they relate to ensuring accurate credit reporting.
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