Kurt Eggert

Kurt Eggert

Professor, Director, Alona Cortese Elder Law Center
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Expertise: Elder Law; Gambling Law; Obamacare; Consumer Protection; Foreclosure, Consumer Finance, and Securitization;
Office Location: Kennedy Hall 432
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 at Chapman University Fowler School of Law, where he is the Director of the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center. His scholarship has included consumer protection, mortgage securitization and servicing, legal fiction, gambling law, predatory lending, administrative law, Constitutional Law, health insurance law, and elder abuse. Professor Eggert is a nationally recognized expert on consumer finance and mortgage securitization and is internationally recognized as an expert on consumer protection in the gambling industry. He has testified to congressional committees multiple times on predatory lending, mortgage securitization, and gambling regulation, including Internet gambling and Internet poker. He testified to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, set up by the U.S. Congress to determine the cause of the financial crisis leading to the Great Recession, as well as to various committees of the California legislature. He was a member of the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council, advising the Fed on consumer finance issues, where he chaired the subcommittee on Consumer Credit.
Professor Eggert has lectured internationally on both gambling law and elder law in such countries as Finland, Slovenia, and Sweden. He has been widely quoted in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg. He has acted as an expert witness in foreclosure and mortgage securitization cases.

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 represented low-income and elderly clients and 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 his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

Courses Taught:

Remedies and Practice Lab, Elder Law Clinic.

List of Scholarly Publications

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

TRANSCRIPT, Chapman Law Review Debate: Does Originalism Work? Kurt Eggert and Lee Strang, moderated by Tom Campbell, 26 CHAP. L. REV. 237 (2022).
Kurt Eggert, Originalism Isn't What It Used to Be: The Nondelegation Doctrine, Originalism, and Government by Judiciary, 24 Chap. L. Rev. 707 (2021).
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)