About This Guide
This guide provides an overview of the key primary and secondary sources for Consumer Law, including treatises and manuals, statutes and regulations, administrative agency resources, specialized current developments reporters and databases, and government and advocacy organization websites. The focus is United States law, both federal and state, with an emphasis on resources available to Hofstra University law students pursuing consumer law research and coursework.
About Consumer Law
Consumer Law covers the regulation of the legal relationships between individual consumers and businesses. The objective of consumer protection statutes and regulations, both federal and state, is to protect the interests of consumers. These statutes and regulations, and the case law interpreting them, extend across and impact several different areas of law, including but not limited to commercial law (contracts and deceptive trade practices); banking law (financial services, credit and lending practices); products liability, consumer safety, antitrust, and consumer privacy.
Consumer protection legislation, initiatives, and issues are continually developing and evolving, with major implications for both consumers and businesses. The resources outlined in this guide provide background, statutory and case law authority, current developments, and public policy studies, data, and commentary for consumer law research in a wide range of subject areas.
Toni L. Aiello, JD, MSLS |Reference Librarian | Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Law Library |122 Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY 11549 | 516-463-7808