Oberlin College, B.A.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Professor Prentiss Cox was manager of the Consumer Enforcement Division in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office prior to joining the faculty in 2005. He was also a law clerk for the Honorable P. H. Marshall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Professor Cox has prosecuted numerous nationally recognized cases involving subprime mortgage lending, foreclosure, bank regulation, state attorney general enforcement authority, consumer fraud and related matters. He is a frequent speaker on consumer protection issues and often quoted in media on consumer law issues. Professor Cox has drafted and testified for numerous consumer protection laws related to mortgage lending, foreclosure fraud, telemarketing sales practices and other consumer law topics. Professor Cox has also been selected as a Minnesota "Super Lawyer."
Professor Cox is Co-Director of the Law in Practice course, which introduces practice education to all first-year students. The course emphasizes the iterative process of legal analysis and fact development through both classroom discussion and small group simulations. Course simulations include client and witness interviews, a deposition, a chambers conference conducted by local judges, a mediation conducted by a qualified neutral and negotiating a transaction.
The Importance of Deceptive Practice Enforcement in Financial Institution Regulation, 30 Pace Law Review 279 (2009) (Symposium on Real Property, Mortgages, and the Economy: A Call for Ethics and Reforms)
Social Security Netting Regulations: Balancing Administrative Convenience with the Rights of Beneficiaries, 73 Minnesota Law Review 1143 (1989), reprinted in 28 West's Social Security Reporting Service 887 (1990) (note)
Aggressive Sales Tactics on the Internet and Their Impact on American Consumers: Hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 111th Cong., 1st Sess. (Nov. 17, 2009) (testimony)
The Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and the FTC: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 111th Cong., 1st Sess. (July 8, 2009) (testimony)
Consumer Protection and the Credit Crisis: Hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 111th Cong., 1st Sess. (Feb. 26, 2009) (testimony)