In a recent post, Jeff Sovern noted that, “About two-thirds of US law schools offer neither a doctrinal course nor a clinic on consumer law, despite the significance of the subject.”
In many cases, this is because there are fewer law professors interested in teaching consumer, rather than a conscious effort on the part of the school to not teach the course. This opens the door for consumer attorneys to propose teaching the course as an adjunct. There are several consumer law casebooks, and in my opinion, a law school associate dean who receives an offer form a local attorney to teach the course will jump at the possibility.
For those who may be interested in teaching, the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center is presenting its bi-annual conference for consumer law professors and adjunct professors. The conference is especially valuable to anyone interested in teaching consumer law as an adjunct professor.
The Conference will be held May 20-21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Registration forms, program schedule and hotel information is now available for "Teaching Consumer Law in Our Popular Culture and Social Media.” The program will include discussions of teaching methods, substantive updates, and discussions of current consumer law issues, empirical studies of consumer issues, as well as discussions about the CFPB and the FTC. Presenters include the top consumer law scholars and attorneys from the U.S., as well as Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, Nigeria, India, Holland, Denmark and China.
For more information and to register, click here.