Citizen Works, a 501 (c) (3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, and a number of volunteers and seasoned allies who contribute content, have incubated the Fair Contracts Project at Faircontracts.org to rebalance the power between businesses and individual consumers by educating about and reforming harmful provisions to consumers in the fine print of standard form contracts.

Join us as we create a reinvigorated frontier in contract and consumer law to replace the gobbledygook of unfair fine print and make business-to-consumer standard form contracts fair, accessible and understandable for consumers.

Thank you!

 

 


FAIR CONTRACTS ADVISORY BOARD*

F. Paul Bland, Jr., executive director, Public Justice

Joan Claybrook, former president, Public Citizen

Joanne Doroshow, executive director, Center for Justice & Democracy

Thomas Geoghegan, principal, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan

Deepak Gupta, principal, Gupta Beck, Former Senior Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, adjunct law professor Georgetown Law School

The Hon. Neil F. Hartigan, former Illinois Attorney General, Lt. Governor and Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court.

Nancy S. Kim, Professor of Law, California Western School of Law

Charles L. Knapp, Joseph W. Cotchett Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Christina L. Kunz, Professor Emerita, William Mitchell College of Law

Margaret Jane Radin, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Harvey Rosenfield, attorney, consumer advocate, founder of Consumer Watchdog

Michael Rustad, Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law and Co-Director Intellectual Property Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School

Joseph Siprut, Founder and Managing Partner, Siprut PC, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University  School of Law

Jeff Sovern, Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law

David Vladeck, Professor of Law, co-director of the Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center

Spencer Waller, Professor and Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

John Wasik, award-winning personal finance columnist and author of 13 books, johnwasik.com

Dr. Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor Emeritus, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University

Lauren Willis, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

*In formation as of December 2014, Titles for identification purposes only


 INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS

2014 Interns & Volunteers

  • Mavis Feng, DePaul University School of Law
  • Lonnie Ray Atkinson, Social justice artist

2013 Interns & Volunteers

  • Riley Cook, Kalamazoo College (2014)
  • Amanda Cox, John Marshall Law School (2015)
  • Mavis Feng, DePaul University School of Law (2014)
  • Christa Legette, Valparaiso University School of Law (2013)
  • Amy Taylor, John Marshall Law School (2015)
  • Samuel Winters, Northwestern University School of Law (2015)

2012 Interns & Volunteers

  • Cooper Spinelli, American University (2014)
  • Patrick Gleeson, Loyola University School of Law (2013)
  • Lyra Haas, Boston University School of Law (2014)
  • Joseph Axelrod, Loyola University School of Law (2014)
  • Lonnie Ray Atkinson, social justice artist lonnierayatkinson.com
  • Billy Nevin, artist (Frog Hog, Cat Lobster) http://billynevin.com/

2011 Interns & Volunteers

  • Christopher Akinyemi, Volunteer
  • Erika Beer, Georgetown Law School (2013)
  • Parag Bhayani, Volunteer
  • Jason Borg, Northern Illinois University College of Law (2013)
  • Ryanne N. Bush, The John Marshall Law School (2013)
  • Eliza Clark Riffe, University of Chicago Law School (2013)
  • Patricia Hicks, Volunteer
  • Sarah Moravia, DePaul University School of Law (2012)
  • Kyra Monroe, University of San Diego School of Law (2013)
  • Valerie I Petein, Northwestern University School of Law (2012)
  • Kendall Louise Rice, The John Marshall Law School (2012)
  • Christopher J. Schad, University of Michigan Law School (2013)
  • Phillip D. Skaggs, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2012)
  • Jeff Tate, University of Chicago Law School (2013)
  • Justin P. Taylor, Loyola University School of Law (2013)

2010 Interns & Volunteers

  • Students from the Harvard Law School Legislative Research Bureau/HLS Journal on Legislation
  • Steven H. Bardo, California State University (2010)
  • Max Brauer, University of Maryland, JD/MPP (2012)
  • Hillary DeLong, Chicago Kent College of Law (2012)
  • James C. Dolbeare Jr., Chicago Kent College of Law (2011)
  • Elijah Gjeltema, NYU School of Law (2012)
  • Lindsey Goldberg, Volunteer Attorney
  • Dylan Hanson, Columbia Law (2011)
  • Paul Lee, Northwestern Law (2011)
  • Stella Lee, Northwestern Law (2011)
  • Eric Lipman, Volunteer Attorney
  • Gideon Newmark, Volunteer Attorney
  • Margot A. Nikitas, Chicago Kent College of Law (2012)
  • Lennie Sliwinksi, Cornell Law School (2011)
  • Stephen Wheeler, Northwestern School of Law (2012)

2009 Interns & Volunteers

  • Steven H. Bardo, California State University (2010)
  • Jason Dirkx, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2011)
  • Zachary Gima, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2008)
  • Lindsey Goldberg, Case Western Reserve Law (2009)
  • Robert Hebert, Georgetown Law (2011)
  • James Hooper, NYU Law (2011)
  • Addison Kim, Cornell Law (2011)
  • Chang Sik Lim, Cornell Law (2011)
  • Eric Lipman, Volunteer Attorney
  • Di Liu, Northwestern University School of Law (2011)
  • Wellington Lyons, Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2011)
  • Gideon Newmark, Case Western Reserve Law (2009)
  • Dominick Sfregola, Georgetown Law (2008)
  • James Sullivan, NYU Law (2011)
  • Xuexue Zhang, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2011)