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*Permission is granted to Professor George Jackson to load this pathfinder anonymously onto the Table of Contents INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCHING STATE AND FEDERAL CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PREDATORY LENDING LAWS ................................................................................................................................... 3 A Guide to Researching Federal Consumer Protection Laws for Home Lending A Pathfinder for the Legal or Business Professional Librarian George Jackson Advanced Legal Research Fall 2006 December 19, 2006
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I NTRODUCTION S COPE AND H ISTORY ................................................................................................................................ 3 M ODERN T RENDS AND I SSUES IN C ONSUMER P ROTECTION AND P REDATORY L ENDING L AWS .................................................... 5 U SING THIS P ATHFINDER ................................................................................................................................................. 6 I. LEGAL TREATISES, TEXTS, NUTSHELLS AND HORNBOOKS: A BASIC UNDERSTANDING ........... 8 (A) L EGAL T REATISES AND T EXTS ................................................................................................................................... 8 Research Strategies for Finding Treatises and Texts ........................................................................................... 9 Relevant Treatises and texts on Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending ................................................ 11 ( B ) N UTSHELLS ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 Nutshells Related to Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending Laws ......................................................... 13 H ORNBOOKS , O UTLINES , AND O THER S TUDY A IDS ........................................................................................................... 14 Finding Useful Hornbooks and Outlines ............................................................................................................ 15 Useful Hornbooks and Outlines on Consumer Protection ................................................................................. 15 III. PRIMARY SOURCES OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW .............................................................................. 16 ( A ) S TATUTORY S OURCES ............................................................................................................................................ 16 Sources of Statutory Law for the Researcher ..................................................................................................... 17 Statutory Research in Print Resources; Strategies ............................................................................................ 24 Statutory Research Strategies for Electronic Resources ................................................................................... 27 Comparing Statutory Research: Print and Electronic Approaches: ................................................................. 30 Updating Federal and State Statutory Law ........................................................................................................ 30 State Statutory Research ..................................................................................................................................... 31 ( B ) L EGISLATIVE H ISTORY ............................................................................................................................................ 32 Sources of Legislative History ........................................................................................................................... 33 Effective Topical Search Strategies for Legislative History Materials ............................................................... 35 State Legislative History .................................................................................................................................... 37 ( C ) A DMINISTRATIVE M ATERIALS ................................................................................................................................... 38 General Sources of Federal Regulations ........................................................................................................... 39 Nontraditional Sources of Regulatory Law ......................................................................................................... 40 Finding Regulations on Consumer Protection, Predatory Lending and the Home Mortgage Market: An Example ............................................................................................................................................................... 40 Researching AMPTA and TILA .......................................................................................................................... 40 ( D ) C ASE L AW ............................................................................................................................................................ 42 General Case Law Research ............................................................................................................................... 42 Special Case Law Reporters ............................................................................................................................... 43 III. SECONDARY SOURCES ....................................................................................................................................... 43 (a) Dictionaries and Legal Encyclopedias .......................................................................................................... 44 Legal Periodicals and Periodical Indexes ......................................................................................................... 45 Legal Forms and Practice Materials .................................................................................................................. 45 Directories .......................................................................................................................................................... 46 Statistical Information and Government Documents .......................................................................................... 46 Continuing Legal Education and Looseleaf Services ......................................................................................... 48 S ELECTED R ESEARCH F EATURES : C OMPARING W ESTLAW AND L EXIS ................................................................................... 50 2
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Introduction to Researching State and Federal Consumer Protection and Predatory Lending Laws Introduction Scope and History In recent decades the expression of caveat emptor , or let the buyer beware, has lost much of its meaning. In the disciplines of law and business, the notion that consumers should be prepared for disappointment when purchasing goods and services is a sort of dead letter in today’s marketplace. As Harvard professor Gunnar Trumbull has observed: “Today, arguably, no other economic actor in the advanced industrial countries—not the investor, not the worker, not the welfare recipient—enjoys a more thorough set of legal and institutional protections than the modern consumer when he or she enters the corner store.” 1
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