CFP: International Association of Consumer Law Conference to be held in Indianapolis

The International Association of Consumer Law has put out a call for papers for its 17th Annual Conference to take place in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 13-15, 2019. The theme is “Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law.”  The abstract (max. 500 words) submission deadline is: 15 December 2018. Submit to: Quoting from the CFP:

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where leading international scholars, practitioners, representatives of consumer organizations, public authorities and business can gather together to present and discuss issues relevant to consumer protection in many sectors and from various perspectives. We welcome both theoretical and empirical submissions. Selected papers will be published in the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review.

TOPICS: We encourage presenters to focus on the overarching theme of the conference: “Innovation and the Transformation of Consumer Law.” Innovation in this sense could encompass technologies that create new challenges for consumer policy (e.g., the “internet of things”), creative developments that can assist consumers in protecting their economic interests (e.g., online consumer reviews), innovative approaches to solving traditional and continuing consumer concerns, and challenges presented by emerging ways of creating and delivering consumer products and services. Within the general theme, presenters might reflect on past successes (and failures) of consumer law and policy in a particular area of commerce, opportunities for moving consumer law in a different direction, or the potential threats to consumer welfare (particularly the impact of changes in the political landscape in some parts of the world). Papers focusing on consumer law in individual countries are welcome, as well as papers with an international focus.

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