First CAPS Meeting.
Tuesday, September 4, at 1:00pm.
Come join CAPS four our first General Meeting where we’ll be discussing upcoming events, new consumer law courses and all the different ways students can get involved with CAPS and the new Consumer Law and Economic Justice Center. Lunch will be served.
Supreme Court in Review: Impact on Workers’ Rights
Thursday, August 30, at 12:50 pm
The Journal of Employment and Labor Law is hosting a lunch talk with Professor Catherine Fisk and Seema Patel, the Clinical Director for the East Bay Community law Center, to discuss some of the Supreme Court’s most impactful decisions from last session; including Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, an important arbitration decision that further entrenches the widespread use of arbitration as a means of avoiding accountability. RSVP HERE.
CAPS Submits Comments to the FTC, CFPB
Are you interested in helping CAPS submit a comment to a government agency? Let us know! CAPS recently submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and more opportunities are on the horizon! You can view the FTC comment here, and the CFPB comment here.
CONSUMER LAW NEWS
Suzanne Martindale, staff attorney of Consumer Union and CAPS Alumni of the class of 2010, has recently been featured in a number of publications discussing the abysmal approach the Trump Administration has taken towards helping student loan borrowers victimized by fraudulent higher education institutions.
Listen to her conversation on KQED’s Forum program where she discusses the abrupt resignation of the CFPB’s top watchdog over the student loan industry in protest to the agency’s new direction under the Trump Administration.
She was also recently quoted in a New York Times article highlighting the harmful impact the Department of Education’s decisions to roll-back Obama-era protections will have on students who enroll in for-profit colleges.