Counsel for the Deceived

Counsel for the Deceived

Number of page: 174
Author: Philip G. Schrag
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
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Category: Law

Protect the consumer. Stop the schemes and ripoffs. Make the law work for the little guy. All easier said than done . Memoir and case studies on fraud and consumer protection from a lawyer who helped start New York City's first consumer watchdog agency. Schrag came into office expecting to initiate a new system, which would at last defend the powerless consumer. Instead, he discovered how both petty criminals and big corporations are able to use the law, the courts, and the general feeling favoring the status quo to delay and blunt any attacks made upon them.┬áThe book tells the fascinating and amusing story of how Schrag’s young lawyers and investigators became disillusioned by observing the gap between the promise of the legal system and its actual performance — and how, in reaction, they invented unprecedented methods of consumer protection, some of which cause Schrag himself to question their ethical propriety. Enjoyable as the stories are, their purpose is to raise serious and basic questions about our legal process and its ability to secure consumer justice, or even

About The Author

Philip G. Schrag is a senior professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and the author of leading texts on legal ethics, consumer law, immigration, and clinical legal education.