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American Banker magazine reports on Peterson study related to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

American Banker magazine covered new research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson in its latest edition. Four years after Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a tool to help the American public recover from scars left by the economic collapse of the Great Recession, Peterson evaluated […]

Peterson’s work on predatory lending highlighted on DS News

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson’s work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was highlighted in the May 20, 2016 issue of the service industry publication, DSnews.com Nearly five years ago, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and its sole purpose was to serve as recovery agent for the American people coming out of the […]

New research by Peterson featured on Fox 13, Univision

New research from University of Utah law professor Christopher L. Peterson was featured on Fox 13 and Univision on Tuesday. Peterson’s research evaluates the agency’s performance and effectiveness as consumer financial civil law enforcement agency that is working to prevent harm — such as predatory lending and other fraudulent practices — from harming consumers. His analysis, Consumer Financial Protection […]

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.

Peterson discusses payday lending with The Atlantic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson was interviewed in the May 2016 issue of The Atlantic in a story titled, “Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It? The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it’s unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.” The idea that interest rates should have […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]

Peterson Returns to College of Law Part Time, While Retaining Position at Federal Consumer Agency

Professor Christopher Peterson has returned to the College of Law on a part-time basis, effective January 1, 2015. He has been on academic leave to work as the Senior Counsel for Enforcement Policy and Strategy in the Enforcement Office of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in Washington, D.C. During Spring Semester, Peterson is […]

Peterson Advises Defense Dep’t. on Regs to Protect Military Personnel from Predatory Lending

Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently consulted and advised the U.S. Department of Defense on regulations designed to protect military service members from predatory lending. On October 1, the Defense Department published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would substantially strengthen the rules […]

Celebration of Chaired Professors

Celebration of Chaired Professors University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Reception from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sutherland Moot Court Room With chaired professorships, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates our supporters in the community and many of our excellent faculty. Chairs are named after those we honor: our community leaders […]

Peterson to Join New Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will take a two year public service leave of absence from the college to accept a position with the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.   Peterson, one of the nation’s leading experts on payday lending, will join the bureau’s enforcement […]