Seminar in Private Law (21497). 2 or 3 units. The Spring 2017 edition of the Seminar in Private Law will focus on Consumer Law. The seminar will take up the distinctive legal, economic, and social problems presented by a modern consumer economy. Themes will include consumer protection (including both substantive doctrine and the choice of doctrinal styles and institutional structures for regulating consumer contracts), the relationship between consumer law and distributive justice, and the sociology and culture of mass consumption. At least half of the seminar's sessions will involve presentations by outside speakers from law and associated disciplines. The remainder will prepare for the speaker presentations. Term paper required for three units of credit; thought papers for two units of credit. Enrollment limited. D. Markovits.