Save the Date–Teaching Consumer Law Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 30-31, 2014

The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico School of Law and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, is organizing its seventh semi-annual Teaching Consumer Law Conference. The subject this time is “Teaching Consumer Law in a Digital Borderless World.”  The Conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the “City Different,” one of the most interesting cities in the United States.

 The Conference will focus on traditional issues of consumer law, as well as how, if at all, the teaching of consumer law should be affected by changes in the marketplace and the globalization of law. The Conference is directed at those currently teaching or interested in teaching consumer law at the law school or college level.

 The 2014 conference will have close to 25 presenters, discussing numerous issues, such as:

  • How should we integrate recent economic developments into a consumer law course?
  • What innovations can we bring to the consumer law classroom?
  • Does the U.S. need additional consumer regulation, or less? What might be the impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?
  • Are there innovative ways to resolve consumer problems?  What's new with consumer arbitration? What are other countries doing?
  • How can we teach the multitude of subjects encompassed within the term “consumer law”?
  • International consumer law developments.
  • The view from the trenches—what the lawyers are discussing.
  • How do we deal with intra-state and intra-national consumer transactions?

 If you are interesting in making a presentation at the Conference, please directly contact me at, Anyone who simply wants to be kept up-to-date about the conference and is interested in receiving a registration form should register at, under “Conferences and CLE.”

I look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe next May.

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