Blog Posts: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic: Case Work Developments

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Chris Bagley, CFT Clinic student
Chris Bagley, who was supervised by Prof. Carlene McNulty, shares the following on his experiences in the CFT Clinic this year:

After two years of reading cases and statutory supplements, writing complaints, memos, briefs, and other papers, and compiling, distilling, and rewriting outlines, I was finally going to have “my” day in court.

As a participant in UNC Law’s Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, I was at Durham County Superior Court with my client for his foreclosure hearing. I had gotten the case in the third week of the semester. Two weeks and a crash-course later, I put on my best suit and felt ready to explain why the opposing party, a large national lender and servicer, was not legally entitled to put my client out on the street.


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Posted by Carlene M. McNulty on Thu. March 31, 2016 12:46 PM
Categories: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Fall 2015 All-Clinic Rounds Presentation

On November 10, 2015, two groups of students presented at our All-Clinic Rounds Session.  Students from the Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic presented on a case involving a sheriff levy of a client's bank account to collect on a judgment, with no notice to the client.  Students from the Community Development Law Clinic presented on the creation of a tenant organization separate from but connected to a local social justice organization. 
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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Tue. December 8, 2015 3:42 PM
Categories: Clinical Programs Events, Community Development Law Clinic, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Professor Laura Collins Britton of the CFT Clinic is Relocating

It is with sadness for us but excitement for her that we announce that our talented colleague and good friend, Professor Laura Collins Britton, is leaving UNC Law after three years to relocate to Chicago with her family. She is hoping to continue to teach in a clinical capacity at one of the law schools in the area, and we can attest to the fact that any of them would be very lucky to have her.


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. May 28, 2015 1:56 PM
Categories: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Spring Semester All-Clinic Rounds Session

On March 4, 2015, UNC Clinical Programs held its fourth All-Clinic Rounds session, during which students and faculty from all of our clinics gathered to discuss their current cases.

The program was moderated by Professor Barbara Fedders of the Youth Justice Clinic, and students from four of our clinics presented cases.


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Thu. March 5, 2015 12:13 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Clinical Programs Events, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Youth Justice Clinic

Prof. Laura Britton and CFT Clinic Students File Amicus Brief in N.C. Supreme Court Case

Prof. Britton

This year, the CFT Clinic was solicited by two attorneys in Concord, North Carolina, to write an amicus brief in a case before the North Carolina Supreme Court. The case involved a mortgage transaction in which misrepresentations on the part of the mortgage agent caused the plaintiffs to incur nearly $200,000 in personal liability on a debt they would not otherwise have entered into. Plaintiffs sought damages for breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation. These claims are rather tricky, because previous cases have interpreted existing N.C. common law as if it is impossible to impose this duty on a mortgage creditor, when the law actually says merely that it is not common to do so.


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Posted by Laura Collins Britton on Fri. June 13, 2014 4:42 PM
Categories: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic

Second Annual Clinical Programs End-of-Year Awards Luncheon Recognizes Outstanding Clinic Students

Professor Beth Posner and her student, Melanie Stratton Lopez
Melanie Stratton Lopez, third year law student and recipient of the CLEA Outstanding Student Award for 2014, with Prof. Beth Posner of the Immigration Clinic.

On Monday, April 14, 2014, UNC Clinical Programs held its Second Annual End-of-Year Awards Luncheon, during which the sixty third-year law students who participated in the clinic during the 2013-14 academic year were recognized as they enjoyed a catered lunch from the Indian restaurant, Mint.

Prof. Tamar Birckhead, Director of Clinical Programs, thanked the group for its commitment and tenacity on behalf of their clients, and she spoke of the dedication of her students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, including Galo Centenera, Ryan Eletto, Alyssa Kisby, Catherine McCormick, Kati Ruark, and Samantha Thompson, all of whom represented children under the age of 16 in the juvenile delinquency courts of Wake, Orange, and Durham counties.


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Posted by Tamar R. Birckhead on Tue. April 22, 2014 1:28 PM
Categories: Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Clinical Programs Events, Community Development Law Clinic, Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, Immigration Clinic, Youth Justice Clinic

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