Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2019

 

When

 

Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. – Friday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. (full schedule to be posted shortly)

 

Where

 

Warren Room (Rm. 295), Berkeley Law

 

Organizing Committee

 

Abbye Atkinson (University of California, Berkeley)

Kathleen Engel (Suffolk University)

Ted Mermin (University of California, Berkeley)

Rory Van Loo (Boston University)

Lauren Willis (Loyola Marymount University)

 

 

Papers and Presenters

 

Contorting Boilerplate: A Common Law Warranty for Consumer Financial Contracts

Susan Block-Lieb (Fordham University) and Edward J. Janger (Brooklyn Law School)

 

Formalities as Consumer Protection

Danielle D’Onfro (Washington University)

 

Meat the Future: A Public Choice Account of Captured Agency Preference

Tammi S. Etheridge (Villanova University)

 

Consumer Psychology and the Problem of Fine Print Fraud

Meirav Furth-Matzkin (University of Chicago) and Roseanna Sommers (University of Chicago)

 

Justice in Arbitration: the Consumer Perspective

Farshad Ghodoosi (Morgan State University) and Monica M. Sharif (Morgan State University)

 

The New Qui Tam: A Model for the Enforcement of Group Rights in a Hostile Era

Myriam Gilles (Cardozo) and Gary Friedman (Friedman Law Group)

 

Facilitating Fintech’s Disruption of Payday Lending

Jim Hawkins (University of Houston)

 

Consumer Protection Laws and the Mortgage Market: Evidence from Ohio

Manisha Padi (University of Chicago)

 

The Company Store and the Literally Captive Market: Consumer Law in Prisons and Jails

Stephen Raher (Prison Policy Initiative)

 

Foreclosure Mediation: The Complexity of Measuring the Impact of Consumer Protection Laws on Borrower Outcomes

Carolina Reid (University of California, Berkeley) and Alan White (CUNY)

 

Proxy Discrimination in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

Daniel Schwarcz (University of Minnesota)

 

The Hidden Curriculum of Arbitrator Training: A Comparative Analysis of Private and State-Run Arbitration Hearings

Shauhin A. Talesh (University of California, Irvine)

 

The Strange and Unsettled Fate of Zauderer v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel: A Reflection on the First Amendment and Compelled Commercial Speech

David Vladeck (Georgetown University)

 

Personalized Price Regulation as Consumer Protection

Ramsi A. Woodcock (University of Kentucky)

 

The Behavioral Economics of Behavioral Law & Economics

Todd J. Zywicki (George Mason University)

 

 

Questions?

 

Contact Ted Mermin (tmermin@law.berkeley.edu) or Ben Hiebert (ben.hiebert@law.berkeley.edu).