The UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice works to establish fair and equal access to a marketplace free from fraud and predatory practices. Through research, advocacy, and teaching, the Center builds toward a society where economic security and opportunity are available to all.
The Center is dedicated to advancing the field of consumer law – the vast complex of rules shaping the goods and services we purchase, rent and borrow, and the information we provide and use. The Center fosters the development of innovative scholarship, curriculum, and community in this area. It serves as a repository for consumer law research, a laboratory for consumer policy ideas, and a training ground for law students and attorneys.
Advocacy for economic justice lies at the heart of the our mission. In developing and propagating new ideas and approaches, the Center seeks to advance consumer law and economic justice – for 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