Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2020

 

WHEN

Begins Thusday, March 5 at 3:00 pm, concludes Friday, March 6 at 5:30 pm

 

WHERE

Berkeley Law

 

PAPERS AND PRESENTERS

 

Yonathan Arbel (Alabama Law) & Roy Shapira (IDC Herzliya)

  • Theory of the Nudnik: the Future of Consumer Activism and What We Can Do to Stop It

 

Todd Baker (Richman Center, Columbia University) & Corey Stone (Financial Health Network)

  • Making Outcomes Matter: An Immodest Proposal for a New Consumer Financial Regulatory Paradigm

 

Samuel Becher (Victoria University of Wellington) & Uri Benoliel (College of Law & Business, Ramat-Gan)   

  • “Sneak in” Contracts: An Empirical Analysis

 

Andrea Boyack (Washburn University School of Law)

  • The Shape of Consumer Contracts

 

Craig Cowie (University of Montana Law)

  • Putting Money Back into Consumers’ Pockets: An Empirical Study of the CFPB’s Civil Penalty Fund

 

Nakita Cuttino (Duke University School of Law)

  • The Rise of FringeTech – Are Early-Wage Access Programs Payday Lending in Disguise?

 

Kate Elengold (University of North Carolina School of Law) & Jonathan Glater (University of California, Irvine School of Law)

  • Sovereign Shields

 

Luke Herrine (Yale Law)

  • The Political Economy of Moral Economy: A Reconstruction of “Unfair Acts and Practices”

 

Creola  Johnson (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

  • Relief for Student Loan Borrowers Duped by Relief Companies Masquerading as Help

 

Nancy  Kim (California Western School of Law)

  • The Coerciveness of the Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts

 

Adam Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center)

  • The New Usury: The Ability-to-Repay Revolution in Consumer Finance Regulation

 

Melissa Lonegrass (Louisiana State University Law Center)           

  • Thinking Small about Tenant Rights

 

John Newman (University of Miami School of Law)

  • Antitrust in Attention Markets

 

Christopher Odinet (University of Oklahoma College of Law)

  • Securitizing Digital Debts

 

Nicolas Rojas (Universidad de Chile)           

  • Limits of Assent in Consumer Contracts: A (Regulatory) View from the South

 

Jacobien Rutgers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Policing Unconscionable and Unfair Standard Terms under the Tentative Draft of the Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts and the EU Directive on Unfair Terms, A Comparison

 

Amanda Shanor (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School)

  • Whites Only: Illiberal Speech & the Future of the First Amendment

 

Ahmed Taha (Pepperdine University School of Law)

  • Advertising Opinions

 

Dmitry Taubinsky (UC Berkeley)

  • Payday Lending, Self-Control, and Consumer Protection

 

Stacey Tutt (University of California, Irvine School of Law)

  • Reducing the Negative Impact of Cancellation of Debt Income for Those Who Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit

 

Daniel Wilf-Townsend (Gupta Wessler, PLLC)

  • Negotiating With Networks

LOGISTICS

Conference is by invitation only.  Participants will cover their own travel and lodging expenses. (Berkeley Law has a very small amount available for those who could not otherwise attend.) The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice will provide breakfast and lunch to all attendees on Friday. Presenters and moderators are invited to attend dinner on Thursday evening. We have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Graduate Hotel and Bancroft Hotel.


Questions?  For information on registration and other questions, please contact Ted Mermin at tmermin@law.berkeley.edu and/or Ben Hiebert at ben.hiebert@law.berkeley.edu.