2024 Teaching Consumer Law Conference

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Teaching Consumer Law Conference

“Teaching Consumer Law in a Changing Environment”

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 17-18, 2024

Special supplemental session for clinical faculty, May 16.

The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law and The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center are proud to present the thirteenth biennial international Teaching Consumer Law Conference. The conference is presented in cooperation with the University of New Mexico School of Law and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

As in the past, the Teaching Conference has combined forces with the Law School Consumer Clinics Conference – so the program will begin with a full day devoted exclusively to consumer clinical education. If you are interested in or have questions about the Clinics Conference on May 16, please email Ted Mermin (tmermin@law.berkeley.edu) and/or Ben Hiebert (ben.hiebert@law.berkeley.edu).

This year’s subject is “Teaching Consumer Law in a Changing Environment.” The Conference will be held at the Drury Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the “City Different,” one of the oldest and most interesting cities in the United States.

Please review the information below carefully, and let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Fe in May.

Richard Alderman

Nathalie Martin

Ted Mermin

Conference Chairs

Call for Presentations

Please review the Call for Presentations page closely for information on the substantive focus of the conference, the nature of the sessions, and expectations for proposals.  Proposals are due February 15, 2024.

Submitting a proposal is not required for conference attendance. (See "Registration" section below.)


Date: May 17-18, 2024 

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (see "Hotel Accommodations" section below)

Schedule: The conference will commence at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17, followed by a full day of sessions and an evening dinner reception. The conference will conclude Saturday, May 18 at 12:00 p.m.

Meals: We will provide lunch and dinner on Friday, May 17. If you are staying in our room block at the Drury Hotel, breakfast is included in your room rate.


Please REGISTER HERE by Friday, April 19, 2024.

When you register, you will be prompted to select the appropriate category from the below:

  • General registration: $250.00 
  • Speaker registration: $100.00
  • NACA / Legal Services / Clinical Faculty / Adjunct Faculty registration $ 125.00

NOTE: if you have submitted a presentation proposal, please refrain from registering until we have responded to your proposal so you know which category applies.

If you need assistance in order to attend or have any questions regarding registration, please contact us.

Speaker Form

If your presentation proposal was accepted and you will be speaking at the conference, please complete the Speaker Form.  (Note: please also register via link above.)

Hotel Accommodations

We have a block of rooms set up at the hotel conference venue (Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe) from May 15-19.

Book your room HERE

  • Room rate: $245/ night
    • Note: hot breakfast is included in room rate
  • Group booking code: 10073368
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 

You may also make your reservation over the phone by calling 1-800-325-0720 and referring to the group number (10073368).

For more information on the hotel room block and the included amenities, please see here.

Keynote Address

We are pleased to announce that Christine Riefa of the University of Reading will be providing the keynote address.


Feel free to contact conference logistics coordinator Ben Hiebert (ben.hiebert@law.berkeley.edu).