Jeff Sovern photoJeff Sovern

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Law

Jeff Sovern is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University in New York City where he teaches Consumer Protection, Payment Systems, Civil Procedure, and Introduction to Law. The New York Times has called him “an expert in consumer law,” a statement echoed by the Chicago Tribune, and Mother Jones.

He is the co-author of a West casebook, Consumer Law (5th ed. 2020) and has written numerous law review articles on consumer issues. The American Council on Consumer Interests awarded Professor Sovern the Russell A. Dixon Prize in 2002 and the 2010 Applied Consumer Economics Award for his scholarly writings.He has also published op-eds in The New York Times, USA Today, the Boston Globe, Fortune, the American Banker, Bloomberg Law,, and elsewhere. Professor Sovern has spoken on consumer law at a wide variety of conferences. He is the editor of the SSRN Consumer Law eJournal and co-coordinator of the Consumer Law and Policy Blog.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Former member, American Council on Consumer Interests
  • Former member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Consumer Affairs

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