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Peterson elected a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Lawyers

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson has been elected a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Lawyers. The organization’s mission is to promote public understanding of consumer financial services law through education; advance the quality of consumer financial services law and its practice; enhance the professional development of its […]

Peterson interviewed by National Public Radio’s Planet Money on payday lending

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson recently appeared on National Public Radio’s Planet Money show to discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a payday lending investigation. Listen to the full segment here.  Peterson also recently appeared on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind Show with Julie Rose to discuss the […]

Peterson interviewed by NPR on turmoil in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson was interviewed by NPR recently about turmoil in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the leadership of Mick Mulvaney. Listen to the segment here. 

Peterson appears on NPR’s All Things Considered about Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and payday lending scams

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” to discuss the current state of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the Trump administration and how policy changes may shape protections for the public from payday lending scams. Peterson also appeared on Utah Public […]

Senators cite research by Peterson in quest to save Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson is cited in a letter signed by 40 U.S. Senators on Friday imploring Congress to protect the funding stream for the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The letter from the senators comes as controversy surrounding the future of the Consumer Financial […]

Peterson authors op-ed on consumer protection in Democracy Journal

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson published an op-ed on consumer protection and the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Democracy Journal.   Read the full op-ed here. 

Peterson featured in Philadelphia Inquirer article about expert testimony in payday loan case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson   was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about testimony he gave in a trial against a payday loan company accused of targeting low-income people.   Read the full article here.

Peterson interviewed by Top of Mind radio show on Equifax breach

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson appeared on BYU’s Top of Mind radio show to discuss the recent Equifax breach.   Listen to the full segment here. 

Media Corner: New restrictions on payday lending will help consumers, but more must be done

Newly announced restrictions on payday lending unveiled Thursday by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are expected to help crack down on an industry that profits from high-interest loans given to low-income Americans from vulnerable populations. The new rules will change the way payday loans are administered and may lessen the number of vulnerable loan applicants […]

Peterson appears on CBS Morning Show

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson recently appeared on the national CBS Morning Show to discuss the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). View the segment here.