Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

School of Law

Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts, and Consumer Choice

Hidden Traps, Fair Contracts, and Consumer Choice

Friday January 27, 2012

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center - Room 1401
25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL

Co-Sponsored by Citizen Works and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Registration: 10:00 AM

Program: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Panelists will discuss a variety of subjects relating to the perils of ambiguous and complex contract terms, including the costs of information-gathering by consumers; the lack of competition and the role of market failures in transactions for consumer products and services; consumers' ability to protect themselves through self-education, personal responsibility, and financial literacy; cognitive distortions that prevent consumers from entering into beneficial agreements; and possible regulatory solutions to these problems. In the final 50 minutes of the program, course attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

Program Speakers

Lea Krivinskas Shepard
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Bob Sullivan
Veteran reporter, author of MSNBC.com’s "The Red Tape Chronicles"

James D. Kole
Chief, Chicago Consumer Fraud Bureau, Illinois Attorney General's Office

Theresa Amato
Executive Director, Citizen Works

Hunter Wiggins
Deputy Assistant Director for Enforcement Strategy, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Omri Ben-Shahar
Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law and Kearney Director, University of Chicago Institute for Law and Economics

RSVP to antitrust@luc.edu

This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 2.0 hours of General CLE Credit.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to present this program at no charge for Loyola students and faculty, as well as professionals and scholars not seeking CLE credit. For those who wish to obtain CLE credit, registration fees are $60, or $50 for alumni. There is no charge for CLE credit for current School of Law faculty, staff, or students, and a 50% fee reduction is offered to attorneys working in the areas of government or public interest.