Cathy Lesser Mansfield
Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., New York University; J.D., University of Virginia
Cathy Lesser Mansfield is a graduate of New York University and University of Virginia Law School. She has taught law since 1992 and is a...Continue Reading
Cathy Lesser Mansfield is a graduate of New York University and University of Virginia Law School. She has taught law since 1992 and is a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Before teaching she was an attorney at the Urban Indian Law office of Community Legal Services in Phoenix, AZ. Professor Mansfield teaches Contracts, Payment Systems, a variety of Consumer Law courses, and Holocaust and the Law. Professor Mansfield served as a policy analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from Sept. 2013 through July 2015, was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Americans for Fairness in Lending from Fall 2006 through November 2010, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and has worked as a consultant for the National Consumer Law Center.
Professor Mansfield is a co-author of “Consumer Banking and Payments Law” (National Consumer Law Center). Her law review publications include Literacy & Contract, 13.2 Stanford Law and Policy Review 233 (2002)(with Alan M. White) and The Road to Subprime “HEL” was Paved With Good Congressional Intentions: Usury Deregulation and the Subprime Home Equity Market, 51 S.C.L. REV. 473 (2000). Professor Mansfield is also a composer, and is the composer and librettist of the opera The Sparks Fly Upward.