The Consumer Protection Clinic is offered as a two semester
clinical program available to second and third year students.
Part-time students who have completed three semesters of law school
and are available to work at the clinic during the day are eligible
to apply. St. John's University is partnering with the New York
City Department of Consumer Affairs to give students the
opportunity to learn the inner workings of an administrative
agency, the responsibilities and duties of an administrative
agency, and the process of decision-making in enforcement of
consumer laws, including false advertising laws.
Students will survey print and advertising, signage and the
internet for possible false and deceptive advertising. Students
will engage in research and investigations; draft pleadings
(whether state court pleadings or tribunal notices of hearings);
engage in settlement negotiations; draft settlements; and conduct
or participate in hearings. Students will also participate in
conducting consumer and industry outreach on advertising issues, as
well as draft consumer tips and other educational materials.
The Consumer Protection Clinic will not operate during the
Fall 2012 semester. For further information, please
contact Phyllis Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.