Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

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Course Number:
LAW 644

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC. Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (formerly Consumer Law) will examine debtor-creditor rights under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and case law dealing with consumer issues. The course will offer students the opportunity to study and discuss debtor-creditor rights under Ohio and federal law from the filing of the lawsuit to executing upon the judgment. The course will include observing consumer cases in court and role playing the cases in class. The students will also draft consumer pleadings. The course will examine legal theories and apply them to the practice of law from the creditor's and debtor's perspective. The skills exercises occupy 10 to 20% of the class time. Grading will be based on class participation and a final exam.

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