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Consumer Finance Law: Markets and Regulation

Adam J. Levitin


  • ISBN: 9781454869061

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  • Description

    Consumer Finance: Markets and Regulation is the first law school text to focus on consumer financial services markets and their regulation. Structured around clear expository text and realistic problem sets, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the regulation of consumer credit, payments, and financial data markets by federal, state, and private law, including detailed coverage of the authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a powerful new federal regulatory agency. The book also acquaints students with the full range of consumer financial products, how they operate, the risks and policy issues they raise, and their regulation. In so doing, the book provides an applied look at how regulatory agencies work, offering students a practical look at how statutes and regulations interact and how regulatory agencies enforce them.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 9/15/2018
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 850
    Hardcover: 9781454869061
    Ebook: 9781543801330

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    Summary of Contents

    Table of Contents

    CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Consumer Finance

    PART I:
    Part I.A.
    Regulation by Private Law
    CHAPTER 2 Regulation Through Contract and Tort
    CHAPTER 3 Procedural Limits on Private Enforcement: Arbitration
    and Class Action Waivers
    Part I.B.
    Regulation by Public Law
    CHAPTER 4 State Regulation and UDAP
    CHAPTER 5 The CFPB I: History and Policy
    CHAPTER 6 The CFPB II: Rulemaking
    CHAPTER 7 The CFPB III: Supervision
    CHAPTER 8 The CFPB IV: Enforcement and Jurisdictional Limits
    CHAPTER 9 Federalism and Preemption
    CHAPTER 10 UDAAP I: Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices
    CHAPTER 11 UDAAP II: Abusive Acts and Practices
    Part I.C.
    Disclosure Regulation and Consumer Rationality
    CHAPTER 12 Disclosure Regulation
    CHAPTER 13 Behavioral Economics

    PART II:
    Part II.A.
    CHAPTER 14 Deposit Accounts
    CHAPTER 15 Overdraft and the Unbanked
    CHAPTER 16 Prepaid Cards
    CHAPTER 17 Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
    CHAPTER 18 Payment Systems I: Paper Payments
    CHAPTER 19 Payment Systems II: Electronic Payments
    CHAPTER 20 Payment Liability Rules
    CHAPTER 21 Emerging Payment Systems
    Part II.B.
    Credit 439
    CHAPTER 22 Credit Basics
    CHAPTER 23 Usury
    CHAPTER 24 Fair Lending
    CHAPTER 25 Truth in Lending
    CHAPTER 26 Auto Lending
    CHAPTER 27 Credit Cards
    CHAPTER 28 Mortgages I: Mortgage Basics
    CHAPTER 29 Mortgages II: Federal Regulation
    CHAPTER 30 Small-Dollar Credit
    CHAPTER 31 Student Loans
    CHAPTER 32 Secondary Markets
    CHAPTER 33 Debt Collection I: Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
    CHAPTER 34 Debt Collection II: Other Regulations
    Part II.C.
    CHAPTER 35 Credit Reporting
    CHAPTER 36 Financial Privacy
    CHAPTER 37 Data Security & Identity Theft


  • Author Information

    Adam J. Levitin

    Adam Levitin is Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law.

    Professor Levitin specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial regulation. His research focuses on consumer and housing finance, payments, and debt restructuring.

    Professor Levitin currently serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, and he has previously served as the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute, and as Special Counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Levitin practiced in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and served as law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Professor Levitin holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.Phil and an A.M. from Columbia University, and an A.B. from Harvard College. His scholarship has won several awards, including the American Law Institute’s Young Scholar’s Medal.

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