At the UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, we work to establish equity and fairness in the marketplace. We believe that building economic justice means developing and enforcing laws that fight fraud and deception, that protect low-income communities and communities of color, and that promote financial security and empowerment. Through research, advocacy, policy, and teaching, the Center strives to apply robust consumer protection laws in places, and among people, where those laws haven’t been used before, and to create a society in which economic, racial and social justice are available to all.
For a closer look at what we do, see our Projects and Programs.
Every one of us lives a daily life as a consumer, and marketplace fairness is a universal right; for those struggling economically, it is a basic necessity.Elizabeth Cabraser
The creative energy and practical efforts of this center will help improve the economic lives of all Americans. It is needed and welcomed by all who champion the cause of consumers.Richard Cordray, founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau