Consumer Law Research Guide

This guide covers resources that relate to the regulation of private law relationships between individual consumers and businesses.


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When researching consumer law topics, a researcher must often investigate several different areas of law including bankruptcy, real estate, commercial law, and banking law. Statutes at both the federal and state level must also be consulted. Additionally, regulations, decisions, and orders from administrative agencies are sometimes needed. This guide outlines the major primary sources for current consumer laws and regulations, as well as secondary sources to supplement your research.

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Updated 8/13 (MK) 
Updated 7/15 (MK) 
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