Last week Interim Center Director Ted Mermin appeared in a KTVU Fox 2 news segment to comment on the recent FCC ruling permitting phone companies to use robocall-blocking technologies. While the ruling may lead to a reduction of such calls, Mermin also pointed out the law’s shortcomings, namely that it does not require companies to implement […]
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May 2, 2019 – Joining a select group of universities in the world with an endowed faculty chair in Israel Studies, the University of California, Berkeley today announced the creation of the Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies. The chair is the university’s first in the field and will endow courses, research and programs […]
The Center turns ONE today! Exactly a year ago, a brand-new entity took shape within the walls of Berkeley Law. Today, like many another one-year-old, it has begun to move around (visits to the even younger consumer law centers in West Virginia and Montana are in the offing) and to talk (and it has – […]
On April 3rd Kat Taylor came to Berkeley Law to speak with students about her work as C0-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a bank based in Oakland focused on offering fair financial services to low-income communities. A video of the talk and Q&A, organized by CAPS, can be viewed here on the Center’s YouTube […]
Photos from the inaugural Consumer Law Scholars Conference this February are available for viewing here! Thanks to the wonderful group of scholars, speakers, and attendees who made it such a success.
In March the Center filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in Zabriskie v. Federal National Mortgage Association, a case centering on the question of whether companies using automated consumer information software should be subject to regulation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In the Center’s brief, Interim Executive Director Ted Mermin and 2L […]
Last month 1Ls Ted Lee, Samson Lim, and Oscar Sarabia Roman of Berkeley’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) submitted a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission in conjunction with the Center. Contrary to the claims made by NorthStar Alarm Services in a petition submitted in January, the CAPS students argued that soundboard technology constitutes […]
Jessie Sherwood has joined the Robbins Collection as the Associate Librarian, where she will oversee the complex copy cataloging of the Robbins Collections holdings. She will also update our online resources for manuscript research and contribute to research projects, exhibitions, and trainings. Previously, Jessie was the Manuscript Cataloger at the Robbins Collection, where she processed […]
In 2017, Pablo Echeverri, Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, and Laurent Mayali co-hosted a symposium a the Robbins Collection, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America.” Participants in the conference were asked to write response papers, which we are publishing here as a collection of essays. The essays begin with an […]