Call for Abstracts for the Consumer Law Scholars Conference

We received the following Call for Abstracts for the Consumer Law Scholars Conference, always an important event for consumer law scholars:

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Consumer Law Scholars Conference (CLSC), which will be held Thursday and Friday, March 6-7, 2025 at Boston University. Save the date!

The purpose of the CLSC is to support in-progress scholarship, foster a community of consumer law scholars, and build connections with scholars in other disciplines who focus on consumer and economic justice issues. The conference consists principally of workshop sessions at which one or two commentators, rather than the author, introduce and lead discussions of a single paper; the author is able to focus on and respond to the comments from participants. Everyone who attends a workshop session is expected to have read the paper and to actively participate in the discussion. We will also have plenary “lightning round” sessions during which an author will have a chance to briefly present a paper in progress.


Call for Abstracts

Please review the Call for Abstracts – CLSC 2025 page closely for further information on expectations for abstract submissions.

If you would like to workshop an unpublished paper, please submit HERE by September 6, 2024: (1) a title, (2) a brief abstract that includes an explanation of how your article relates to other published work and advances the field, and (3) an outline of the article.

Examples of submissions from previous years showing the appropriate format may be found here.

Drafts of complete papers (for workshop discussion) will be due January 31, 2025.

Dates and Deadlines:

September 6, 2024: Abstract submissions due

November 2024: Authors notified of paper selections

December 2024: Registration for conference opens

January 31, 2025: Complete drafts of accepted workshop papers due

January 31, 2025: Registration for conference closes

March 6-7, 2025: Conference



Fleming Scholars Program


We particularly encourage scholars who are currently working at legal services organizations to submit abstracts and to participate in the conference. The Fleming Scholars Program was launched three years ago in memory of our colleague Anne Fleming, who worked as a legal aid attorney before turning to academia. The program provides support, including conference travel funding and mentorship opportunities, for legal aid lawyers with scholarly aspirations. Please contact us if you are interested.

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