Goldweber and Calabrese Participate in Nationwide Conference Call with Consumer Financial Protection Board Director Cordray

On Wednesday, November 12th, Professor Ann Goldweber and Professor Gina Calabrese participated in a nationwide conference call with the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Board, Richard Cordray.  Eleven students from the professors’ clinical course, Consumer Justice for the Elderly: Litigation Clinic, also participated in the call.  During the call, thirty law school clinics from around the country discussed problems their clients encountered in mortgage servicing and debt collection.  Professors Goldweber and 2L Samantha Ruppenthal engaged in dialogue with Director Cordray and CFPB attorneys regarding a mortgage servicer that is violating a Consent Order reached with the CFPB.  Professor Calabrese discussed New York’s new rules for default applications in consumer debt cases.  The call is part of a CFPB initiative to establish regular exchanges of information with consumer advocates.  The CFPB has encouraged law school clinics in particular to share information and ideas about illegal, unfair and deceptive practices encountered in their cases.

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