Thank you for joining Loyola’s Consumer Law Review! The issues of racial justice in consumer law have always been an important point of conversation in this area of law. This issue has received increased attention over the last few years. This symposium will consist of three panels that will discuss underlying issues in this area with Q&A sessions after each panel.
The second and third panels will take place on March 5th starting at 9 am. The first panel will be titled "Racial Inequity in Lending Practices" with a discussion on fintech and recent bankruptcy legislation. We will have Professor Winnie Taylor and Professor Ted Janger of Brooklyn Law School as our principal speakers, and we will have commentary by Chris Willis of Ballard Spahr Law Firm and journalist Bob Sullivan.
Our third and final panel will be on "The Government's Role in Consumer Protection" with a discussion on the government's interplay with housing, healthcare, and businesses. We will have Professor John Yinger of Syracuse University and Professor Anne-Marie Hakstian of Salem State University as our principal speakers, with commentary by Daniel Threet of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Morgan Williams of the National Fair Housing Alliance.
Our program will end with a keynote speech by Attorney General Kwame Raoul.