Consumer Youth Forum is an advocacy group organized by MLQU School of Law in partnership with the DTI and The Asia Foundation. This provides a platform for increasing awareness and championing consumer rights. Leading this advocacy initiative are MLQU law student practitioners who have been trained by the Department of Trade and Industry.
In a consultation meeting attended by no less than US Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson, DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo said that her department is actively collaborating with the MLQU School of Law, and revealed DTI’s plans to further provide a competent training ground for law student practitioners who also would want to engage in consumer protection.
MLQU’s CLEP Director, Atty. Galahad Pe Benito also highlighted MLQU’s plan to further engage in other areas of practice for their CLEP, such as environmental law, and how it relates to their advocacy in championing consumer rights.
With the MLQU School of Law on the side of consumers, the old motto “caveat emptor” (buyer beware) has a new bite to it. Beware unscrupulous sellers and traders!