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June 13, 2019

Last week Center Executive Director Ted Mermin appeared in a KTVU Fox 2 news segment to comment on the recent FCC ruling permitting phone companies to use robocall-blocking technologies. While the ruling may lead to a reduction of such calls, Mermin also pointed out the law’s shortcomings, namely that it does not require companies to implement these blocking technologies but rather simply encourages it.

April 17, 2019

The Center turns ONE today! Exactly a year ago, a brand-new entity took shape within the walls of Berkeley Law. Today, like many another one-year-old, it has begun to move around (visits to the even younger consumer law centers in West Virginia and Montana are in the offing) and to talk (and it has – see below – so much to say!)…. 

April 15, 2019

On April 3rd Kat Taylor came to Berkeley Law to speak with students about her work as C0-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a bank based in Oakland focused on offering fair financial services to low-income communities.  A video of the talk and Q&A, organized by CAPS, can be 

April 10, 2019

Last month 1Ls Ted Lee, Samson Lim, and Oscar Sarabia Roman of Berkeley’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) submitted a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission in conjunction with the Center.  Contrary to the claims made by NorthStar Alarm Services in a petition submitted in January, the CAPS students argued that so

In March the Center filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in Zabriskie v.

Photos from the inaugural Consumer Law Scholars Conference this February are available for viewing here!  Thanks to the wonderful group of scholars, speakers, and attendees who made it such a success.

March 27, 2019

The Center turned nine months old in January. And, like any self-respecting nine-month-old, we are on the move....

January 29, 2019

Check out the photos from our November 2018 Launch Party on the Center’s Flickr page!  Plus, a sample below.  It was a delight to welcome so many friends and supporters of the Center to celebrate the opening of our doors.

November 2, 2018

The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice opened its doors half a year ago. Like any 6-month-old, the Center has learned a few tricks, begun to get itself moving, and is looking forward to fully standing up in the near future.

A snapshot of what the Center has been up to since you last heard from us:

September 15, 2018

September 3, 2018

The law blog “What Good Law Schools Do” has published a new article featuring Berkeley’s Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice! You can read the article here:

August 30, 2018

Suzanne Martindale (’10), staff attorney at Consumers Union and chair of the Center’s public advisory board, has recently been featured discussing the Trump Administration’s reversal of efforts to help student loan borrowers victimized by fraudulent colleges and vocational schools.

August 20, 2018

Berkeley’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) has recently submitted public comments to the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on several important consumer protection topics.

July 22, 2018

The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice opened its doors 90 days ago. Click HERE for our first 90-day Report: https://conta.cc/2Lu7JmE. Here is a snapshot of some of what the Center has been up to so far:

May 24, 2018

The “Corporate Crime Reporter” recently featured an interview with Ted Mermin about Berkeley’s new Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice. You can find the article here: https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/ted-mermin-berkeley-center-consumer-law-economic-justice/

The California Law Review has recently published an article about the East Bay Community Law Center’s Consumer Justice Clinic. The piece was authored by Center Executive Director Ted Mermin, who helped create the the Consumer Justice Clinic. The article can be accessed here: http://www.californialawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/8-Festschrift_Mermin.pdf.

The Spring 2018 issue of the ‘Berkeley Law Transcript’ published an article about the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. The article features Ted Mermin, the Center’s Executive Director, and Elizabeth Cabraser, renowned litigator and founding donor for the new Center. 

April 18, 2018

The Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice opened its doors last week – on Monday, April 16, 2018 – and what a week it was.