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Kurt Eggert

Professor, Director, Alona Cortese Elder Law Center
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
Expertise: Elder Law; Gambling Law; Obamacare; Consumer Protection; Foreclosure, Consumer Finance, and Securitization
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 415
Phone: (714) 628-2584
Scholarly Works:
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William Marsh Rice University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley, Juris Doctor


Professor Kurt Eggert is a Professor of Law and Director of the Elder Law Clinic. He also runs Chapman's Alona Cortese Elder Law Center, and teaches both clinical and doctrinal classes. His scholarship has focused on several different areas, among them predatory lending, consumer credit, gambling regulation, and elder abuse. He has testified to Congress on predatory lending issues and is a member of the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council, where he chairs the subcommittee on Consumer Credit. Previously, he was an adjunct professor of law, teaching Elder Law, at Loyola Law School. From 1990 until 1999, he was a senior attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles, where he specialized in complex litigation, including consumer fraud and home equity fraud. Professor Eggert received his B.A. from Rice University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Courses Taught: Legal and Equitable Remedies, Elder Law, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure and Depositions/Discovery Complex Litigation.

List of Scholarly Publications

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Deference and Fiction: Reforming Chevron's Legal Fictions after King v. Burwell, 95 Neb. L. Rev. 702 (2017)
Kurt Eggert, Not Dead Yet: The Surprising Survival of Negotiability, 66 Ark. L. Rev. 145 (2013)