The article discusses the Credit Card Act of 2009 specifically its provisions aiming to protect college-aged consumers. The author cites the students' high debt figures and discusses the negative impact on their academic, personal and future professional lives. He identifies loopholes that have enabled circumventions and deliberates on proposals which include increases in age and ability-to-pay requirements, limits to increasing credit limits and imposition of usury or interest rate caps.
Eboni S. Nelson,
From the Schoolhouse to the Poorhouse: The Credit Card Act's Failure to Adequately Protect Young Consumers,
Vill. L. Rev.
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