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Event: IACL consumer law conference in Santa Fe, USA - 30 & 31 May 2014. Call for papers

Message from ECRC partners and also members of the International Association of Consumer Law network about the upcoming IACL teaching consumer law conference in Santa Fe, USA - 30 & 31 May 2014. 

Dear IACL members,

Find below a call for papers for the upcoming conference organised by Professor Alderman in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 30 & 31 May 2014. Call for paper closes on 20 December 2013. All enquiries to   

Call for Papers

The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center 

Teaching Consumer Law Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico, 30 & 31 May 2014 

The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico School of Law, is organizing its seventh international teaching consumer law conference. The subject 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. A discussion of prior Conferences may be found at:;;

The 2014 conference will deal with themes such as:


o    How should we integrate recent economic developments into a consumer law course?

o    What innovations can we bring to the consumer law classroom?

o    Does the U.S. need additional consumer regulation, or less? What might be the impact of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

o    Are there innovative ways to resolve consumer problems? What are other countries doing?

o    How can we teach the multitude of subjects encompassed within the term “consumer law”?

o    International consumer law developments.

o    How do we deal with intra-state and intra-national consumer transactions?

Papers are invited on any of the above themes, or any other topic related to the teaching of consumer law. Proposed papers may discuss the law of any jurisdiction; however, the emphasis is on topics of interest to law school professors and those with an interest in entering the profession. 

Those who wish to submit a paper are invited to forward a proposal including a brief abstract of not longer than 400 words and contact information for the author. The proposals should be sent to Dean Richard M. Alderman at Proposals should be submitted no later than 20 December 2013. Authors will be promptly notified of acceptance. Final drafts of the papers are to be forwarded not later than the 1st of May 2014. The language of the conference is English. Conference registration fees will be waived for all presenters. Some scholarships are available for travel and room costs. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law,

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

Richard M. Alderman
Interim Dean
Director of the Center for Consumer Law
University of Houston Law Center

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Publication date: 01/12/13

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