Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2022

Panoramic image of the Bay Area and the Berkeley Campanile, text that reads The 4th Annual Consumer Law Scholars Conference, March 3-4, 2022, and a panoramic image of the Boston Harbor and skyline at night.


When: March 3-4, 2022

Where: Boston University School of Law


The Assessment Gap: Racial Inequalities in Property Taxation

Carlos Avenancio-Leon (UCSD) & Troup Howard (David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah)


Francis Wong (National Bureau of Economic Research)

Pat McCoy (Boston College)

The Debt Relief Project

Stephanie Ben-Ishai (Osgoode Hall Law School - York University) & Sheisha Kulkarni (University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce)


Andrea Boyack (Washburn University)

James Greiner (Harvard Law)

Mispriority of Information: A Theory of Manipulation

Omri Ben-Shahar (University of Chicago) & Oren Bar-Gill (Harvard University)


Daniela Caruso (Boston University)

David Vladeck (Georgetown Law)

Mobility Matters: Where Higher Education Meets Transportation

Kate Elengold (UNC School of Law)


Anjali Mahendra (World Resources Institute)

Chris Peterson (University of Utah)

Credit Scoring Duality

Pamela Foohey (Cardozo School of Law) & Sara S. Greene (Duke Law School)


Nikita Aggarwal (University of Oxford)

Cassandra Havard (University of Baltimore Law School)

Retail Race Discrimination

Meirav Furth-Matzkin (UCLA)


Jim Carr (Housing Finance and Urban Policy Expert)

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU)

Incomplete Contracts and Future Data Usage

Talia Gillis (Columbia University), Jens Frankenreiter (Washington University in St. Louis) & Dan Svirsky (Uber)


Greg Klass (Georgetown Law)

Ari Waldman (Northeastern University School of Law)

Zero-Profit Price Gouging

Richard Hynes & John Duffy (University of Virginia School of Law)


Michael MacKenzie (Antitrust Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General)

Michael Salinger (Boston University, Questrom School of Management)

An Economic Case for Public Banking

Prasad Krishnamurthy (U.C. Berkeley School of Law)


Mehrsa Baradaran (UC Irvine)

Christine Desan (Harvard Law)

Discriminatory Debt Discharge

Nicole Langston (Boston College Law School)


Mechele Dickerson (University of Texas)

Saule Omarova (Cornell Law School)

Do Credit Policies Differentially Affect Racial Groups? Evidence from the Mortgage Market

Brittany Lewis (Indiana University Bloomington)


Keith Ericson (Boston University, Questrom School of Management)

Catherine Wilson (Nebraska College of Law)

Confronting Deep Uncertainty In Regulatory Science: Contaminated Lettuce and the Elusive Quest for Food Safety

Timothy Lytton (Georgia State University College of Law)


Emily Broad Leib (Harvard Law)

Tammi Etheridge (Elon University School of Law)

Legacy Switches: A Proposal to Protect Privacy, Security, Competition, and the Environment from the Internet of Things

Paul Ohm & Nathaniel Kim (Georgetown University Law Center)


Elettra Bietti (Harvard Law)

Nikolas Guggenberger (Yale Law School)

Get out of My Mind! Towards a Theory of Mental Costs in Consumer Law & Policy

Przemysław Pałka (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)


Sarah Dadush (Rutgers Law)

Ella Corren (Berkeley Law)

How Does the Elimination of State Aid to For-Profit Colleges Affect Enrollment? Evidence from California's Reforms

Ryan Sakoda (University of Iowa), Shayak Sarkar (UC Davis) & Oded Gurantz (University of Missouri)


Dalié Jiménez (UC Irvine)

Persis Yu (Student Borrower Protection Center)

Greenwashing and the First Amendment

Amanda Shanor & Sarah Light (University of Pennsylvania)


James Nelson (University of Houston)

Rebecca Tushnet (Harvard Law)

The Consequences of Online Lending: Evidence from Payday Loans

Paige Skiba & Paige Anders (Vanderbilt University)


Howell Jackson (Harvard Law)

Nathalie Martin (University of New Mexico)

Eviction and Poverty in American Cities

Daniel Tannenbaum (University of Nebraska), Rob Collinson (Notre Dame), John Eric Humphries (Yale University), Nick Mader (University of Chicago), Davin Reed (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) & Winnie van Dijk (Harvard University)


Rashmi Dyal-Chand (Northeastern University School of Law)

Kevin Lang (Boston University, Dept. of Economics)

Organizing Committee

Kathleen Engel (Suffolk University)

Ted Mermin (UC Berkeley)

Manisha Padi (UC Berkeley)

Rory Van Loo (Boston University)

Lauren Willis (Loyola Marymount University)


Feel free to contact Rory Van Loo (, Ted Mermin (, and/or conference logistics coordinators Ben Hiebert ( and Elizabeth Clancey (