Consumer Law Scholars Conference 2024

The 6th Annual Consumer Law Scholars Conference.  February 29-March 1, 2024.  Hosted by the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice

Save the Date!

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Consumer Law Scholars Conference (CLSC), whichwill be held February 29-March 1, 2024, at Berkeley Law. Save the date!

The purpose of the CLSC is to support in-progress scholarship, foster a community of consumer law scholars, and build connections with scholars in other disciplines who focus on consumer and economic justice issues. The conference consists principally of workshop sessions at which one or two commentators, rather than the author, introduce and lead discussions of a single paper; the author is able to focus on and respond to the comments from participants. Everyone who attends a workshop session is expected to have read the paper and to actively participate in the discussion. We will also have plenary “lightning round” sessions during which an author will have a chance to briefly present a paper in progress.


Have a look at these photos of last year’s convening!

Call for Abstracts

Please review the Call for Abstracts - CLSC 2024 page closely for further information on expectations for abstract submissions.

If you would like to workshop an unpublished paper, please submit HERE by September 8, 2023: (1) a title, (2) a brief abstract that includes an explanation of how your article relates to other published work and advances the field, and (3) an outline of the article.  

Examples of submissions from previous years showing the appropriate format may be found here

Drafts of complete papers (for workshop discussion) will be due January 26, 2024

Dates and Deadlines:

September 8, 2023: Abstract submissions due

November 2023: Authors notified of paper selections

December 2023: Registration for conference opens

January 26, 2024: Complete paper drafts due

January 26, 2024: Registration for conference closes

February 29-March 1, 2024: Conference

Fleming Scholars Program

We particularly encourage scholars who are currently working at legal services organizations to submit abstracts and to participate in the conference. The Fleming Scholars Program was launched two years ago in memory of our colleague Anne Fleming, who worked as a legal aid attorney before turning to academia. The program provides support, including conference travel costs and mentorship opportunities, for legal aid lawyers with scholarly aspirations. Please contact us if you are interested.

Organizing Committee

Kathleen Engel (Suffolk University)

Dalié Jiménez (UC Irvine)

Ted Mermin (UC Berkeley)

Paige Skiba (Vanderbilt University)

Lauren Willis (Loyola Marymount University)


If you require accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Ben Hiebert ( with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event


Feel free to contact Ted Mermin (, and/or conference logistics coordinator Ben Hiebert (