With a $3.5 million gift from Elizabeth Cabraser, Berkeley Law is launching the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. Additional info is available here.
According to the press release, the center will "deliver research and analysis to fuel meaningful policy change. It will produce white papers, file amicus briefs in consumer cases in appellate courts nationwide, provide input to legislatures and regulatory agencies on behalf of low-income consumers, and increase student opportunities to do hands-on consumer policy work."
In addition, "[t]he center will co-host the nation’s only conference of consumer law clinics and convene the first conference of scholars in the field. It will also bring together public and private sector practitioners, advocates, academics, and students for speaker series, workshops, and collaborative projects."
Ted Mermin will serve as the center's interim executive director starting in April.