Teaching Consumer Law Conference


Teaching Consumer Law Conference

With a Full Day Devoted to Clinical Education

May 19, 20 & 21, 2022

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Presented by the Center for Consumer Law, University of Houston,

and the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, UC Berkeley

It may seem like forever since there has been an in-person conference… but the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center and the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law are proud to present the twelfth biennial international Teaching Consumer Law Conference. We are doubly proud to announce that the Teaching Conference has combined forces with the Law School Consumer Clinics Conference – so the program will begin with a full day devoted exclusively to consumer clinical education.

The Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the “City Different,” one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the United States. The Conference will focus on all aspects of teaching consumer law, as well as on traditional substantive issues of consumer protection and economic justice. There will be presentations and discussions on US and international pedagogical techniques – from integrating technology and virtual teaching into the classroom, to bringing the classroom to local businesses, to providing additional information to students in advance of class discussion and collaborating with students to build curriculum. We also will discuss developing consumer law programs at law schools around the world – and a plan to create a network of consumer law students around your home country. And, of course, there will be presentations on current and cutting-edge substantive issues in consumer law – everything from how the pandemic has affected consumer law, to arbitration and class actions, false advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, small-dollar lending, student loans and financial technology. Although most of the focus of the conference will be on private enforcement, public enforcement entities like the CFPB and the FTC will also be on the table.

The conference is directed toward those currently teaching or interested in teaching consumer law or a consumer clinic, full-time or as an adjunct. Proposals are welcome from all jurisdictions, but presentations must be in English. Information regarding the process for designing and submitting proposals will be distributed this fall.

For more information contact Professor Emeritus Richard Alderman, alderman@uh.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe, May 2022!


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