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


Date: May 17-18, 2024 

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

Schedule: The conference will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, followed by a full day of sessions and an evening reception. The conference will continue with sessions the following morning on Saturday, May 18 and conclude at 12:30 p.m. 

Meals: On Friday, May 17 we will provide lunch and a rooftop reception with libations and Hors d'Oeuvres. The Friday evening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.  If you plan on having dinner after the reception on Friday, please make reservations. If you are staying in our room block at the Drury Hotel, breakfast is included in your room rate.


The current list of presentations can be viewed here.  Please note that this list is being updated, and the full conference agenda will be shared once ready.

Keynote Address

We are pleased to announce that Christine Riefa of the University of Reading will be providing the keynote address, entitled "The Transformative Power of Enforcement Technology in Consumer Law."


Please REGISTER HERE by Monday, May 6, 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

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

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: breakfast is included in room rate
  • Group booking code: 10073368
  • Booking Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2024 

If you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, or if you want to add additional nights to your reservation (NOTE: the group rate is available 3 days pre/post the block dates, subject to availability), you may call 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the group number (10073368) in order to make your reservation.

Getting to Santa Fe

If you are flying directly into Santa Fe (SAF), it is less than a 30-minute drive to the hotel. You can rent a car or take an Uber/Lyft or cab. If you are flying into Albuquerque (ABQ), which has many more flights and airlines, it is a little over an hour to the hotel. If you do not rent a car from ABQ, one of the shuttle services may be a better option than Uber/Lyft. Groome Transportation(link is external)(link is external) offers regular shuttles and can arrange for drop off directly at the hotel. Be sure to book your reservation to the Drury. We recommend checking the schedule and booking in advance.


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


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