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“What’s in Your Wallet?” Debt, Debtors, and Creditors in Modern America

Professor Mary Jo Wiggins

Debt is a pervasive fixture of economic and social life. How did this happen? What does it mean? No one is immune from debt’s impacts. We will examine the remarkable evolution of consumer and corporate debt over the last 50 years, including the explosion in credit cards and the mortgage crisis. We will also forecast future trends. Far from being bleak and depressing, debt is a dynamic phenomenon that challenges our pre-existing attitudes in unexpected ways.

Instructor: Mary Jo Wiggins, Professor of Law and University Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, is a nationally recognized expert on bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law. She has been a member of the USD law faculty for 27 years, and she regularly teaches and writes in the areas of property, bankruptcy, debtor-creditor law, and legal theory.

Coordinator: Mark Evans

Course Number: OSHR-70127   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
07/06/2017 In-class 125103 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla