Mizzou Law Students Discussed Consumer Law during Community Event

How do I improve my credit? Am I protected as a tenant? Can I file for bankruptcy? These were just a few of the questions students addressed during the Spring 2019 Consumer Empowerment Event sponsored through the School of Law in partnership with Columbia Love, Inc. at the Community United Methodist church.

The event provided an overview and framework for understanding consumer law.

As part of the Consumer Empowerment seminar law students presented their research.

  • Credit Repair–Jennifer Boston
  • Bankruptcy Basics–Kenyon Briggs
  • Veterans as Consumers­–Charlotte Burgess
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act–Margarete Crawford
  • Online Dispute Resolution­–Sarah Grossman
  • Landlord/Tenant Laws­–Rachel Mitchell
  • Missouri Merchandising Practices Act–Jeneal Murphy
  • Internet Safety–Ayana Shiggs
  • Payday Loans–Sergio Tarin.

These presentations can be accessed via Professor Amy J. Schmitz‘s non-profit website www.myconsumertips.info.  There is also an app available for free download from the Google Play Store.

In addition to the presentations made to the community, students expanded their research into academic essays. Under the guidance of Schmitz and Professor Clark M. Peters in the University of Missouri School of Social Work, the collection of essays will be made available through the University of Missouri Press in the upcoming months and provide the community a guide to consumer law.

Special thanks to Hannah Rogers in the School of Social Work for coordinating the event and Michael Castleman in the School of Law for managing the digital distribution of the presentations.