Winnie Taylor

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0644 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Commercial Law
Consumer Law
Contracts
Employment Law

Education
B.A., Grambling State University
J.D., State University of New York School of Law at Buffalo
LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School

Consumer Protection Law

This course is designed to acquaint students with the law of consumer protection. More broadly, this class will provide students with an understanding of how statutes work and how to read them with care. The course covers the development of laws protecting consumers, and federal and state statutes protecting consumers, with an emphasis on the Federal Trade Commission Act and state law equivalents. The course also examines issues related to balancing the marketplace (the need for information, regulation of the bargain) and covers remedies available to the consumer, creditor, and state and federal government.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

Contracts

This course is concerned with the law governing private agreements. The course deals with how contracts are formed; which contracts are valid and enforceable; what constitutes breach of a contract; and what remedies are available when a contract has been breached. Issues relating to the interpretation of contract language, the role of contracts in a market economy, and the policing of unfair bargains are also explored.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Sales and International Sales

This course is the study of sales of personal property. It focuses on major issues of sales law, both domestic and international, by engaging in a comparative examination of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The CISG is a treaty which has been extensively adopted throughout the world (including the United States) and has become the international sales law of most major trading nations. Businesses in the United States that export or import goods are increasingly seeking legal advice regarding transnational sales contracts.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.