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CONSUMER LAW

The Who, What, Where, Why, When and How C O N F E R E N C E

C H A I R

RICHARD M. ALDERMAN Dwight Olds Chair in Law Director, Center for Consumer Law University of Houston Law Center

A CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSORS, ADJUNCT PROFESSORS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN TEACHING LAW IN COOPERATION WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSUMER ADVOCATES

GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY MORIARTY LEYENDECKER ERBEN, P.C.

MAY 23-24, 2008 MARRIOTT HOUSTON WEST LOOP HOTEL HOUSTON, TEXAS


TEACHING CONSUMER LAW

is a unique conference for professors, adjunct professors, clinical professors and those interested in teaching consumer law. It is the only conference devoted exclusively to the teaching of consumer law. PROGRAM

FRIDAY

MAY 23RD

10:30 to 10:45

3:30 to 4:30

Break

New Ways of Looking at Old Problems A wide-ranging look at a number of topics from new and innovative perspectives. Moderator: Chris Peterson Panel: Jim Hawkins, David Friedman, Onyeka Osuji

10:45 to 11:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Teaching Consumer Law II A discussion of how to strike a balance between “hot topics,” such as e-commerce, consumer privacy and predatory lending, and the basic foundational subjects. Moderator: Dee Pridgen Panel: Jeff Sovern, Creola Johnson

8:45 to 9:45

11:35 to 12:15

Teaching Consumer Law I What should be taught in a consumer protection course? This discussion outlines various approaches that combine “consumer law” with “consumer protection.” Moderator: Alvin Harrell Panel: Mark Bauer, Gene Marsh, Stephen Calkins, Mary Spector

Bankruptcy Update A look at Consumer Bankruptcy for the consumer law professor. Jason Kilborn, Jeff Bohm

9:50 to 10:30

A Better Mousetrap? A discussion of alternative approaches to teaching consumer law, including clinical education and inter-disciplinary approaches. Moderator: David Lander Panel: Steve Meili, Kathleen Engel, Patricia McCoy

7:30 to 8:30 Registration Continental Breakfast

8:30

Arbitration Update A look at the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions. Paul Bland

12:15 to 1:25 Lunch Provided

1:30 to 2:30

2:35 to 3:10 Payment Systems Update Mark Budnitz

3:10 to 3:30 Break

4:35 to 5:10 Recovering Attorneys’ Fees The recovery of attorneys’ fees is a cornerstone of American consumer law. Two experts discuss this important issue. Cary Flitter, Ronald Burdge

6:30 to 9:00 Texas BBQ Dinner Join us for a special evening of Texas hospitality hosted by the law office of Moriarty Leyendecker Erben, P.C. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Consumer Advocates. Transportation will be provided.

SATURDAY

MAY 24TH 8:30 to Noon

So You Want to Teach Consumer Law? An in-depth breakout session for those interesting in getting their first job teaching consumer law.


PRESIDING OFFICER Richard M. Alderman Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Director, Center for Consumer Law

University of Houston Law Center

CONFERENCE FACULTY 2008

8:30 Welcome

8:40—10:00 What’s New in the World of Consumer Law? Experts from Romania, Nigeria, India and England look at consumer law from an international perspective. Moderator: William Vukowich Panel: Rodica Apan, Felicia Monye, A. Rajendra Prasad, Christine Riefa

10:10—11:00 Inside the Mind of Consumers Is there a rational consumer? This panel will discuss assumptions surrounding consumer behavior. Moderator: Kurt Eggert Panel: Lauren Willis, Alan White

11:05-12:00 View from the Trenches A panel of practicing consumer attorneys will discuss the mortgage crisis, the credit industry and debt collection. Moderator: Ira Rheingold

12:00 Box Lunch Attendees have the afternoon free to explore the Galleria and other attractions.

5:00 Baseball Game Bus leaves for Houston Astros v. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park.

Rodica Diana Apan North University Baia Mare, Romania

Patricia McCoy University of Connecticut School of Law Hartford, Connecticut

Mark Bauer Stetson University College of Law St. Petersburg, Florida

Richard McElvaney University of Houston Law Center Houston, Texas

Paul Bland Public Justice Washington, D.C.

Steve Meili University of Wisconsin Law School Madison, Wisconsin

Hon. Jeff Bohm U.S. Bankruptcy Court Houston, Texas

Felicia Monye University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Nigeria

Mark Budnitz Georgia State University College of Law Atlanta, Georgia

Onyeka Osuji University of Exeter Exeter, UK

Ronald Burdge Burdge Law Office Dayton, Ohio

Chris Peterson University of Utah College of Law Salt Lake City, Utah

Stephen Calkins Wayne State University Law School Detroit, Michigan

A. Rajendra Prasad Andhra University College of Law Visakhapatnam, India

Kurt Eggert Chapman University School of Law Orange, California

Dee Pridgen University of Wyoming College of Law Laramie, Wyoming

Kathleen Engel Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Cleveland, Ohio

Ira Rheingold National Association of Consumer Advocates Washington, D.C.

Cary Flitter Lundy, Flitter, Beldecos & Berger, P.C. Narberth, Pennsylvania

Christine Riefa Brunel University West London, UK

David Friedman Willamette University College of Law Salem, Oregon

Jeff Sovern St. John’s University School of Law Jamaica, New York

Alvin Harrell Oklahoma City University School of Law Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mary Spector Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Dallas, Texas

Jim Hawkins University of Houston Law Center Houston, Texas Creola Johnson Ohio State University College of Law Columbus, Ohio Jason Kilborn John Marshall Law School Chicago, Illinois David Lander Saint Louis University School of Law St. Louis, Missouri Gene Marsh University of Alabama School of Law Tuscaloosa, Alabama

John Ventura University of Houston Law Center Houston, Texas William T. Vukowich Georgetown University Law Center Washington, D.C. Alan White Valparaiso University School of Law Valparaiso, Indiana Lauren Willis Loyola Law School Los Angeles, California


REGISTRATION FORM

THE MARRIOTT HOUSTON WEST LOOP

Please register me for the TEACHING CONSUMER LAW Conference:

1750 West Loop South By the Galleria has reserved a limited number of rooms at a special rate of $99.

Name Address City/State

Zip

Country Email address I am currently: Professor Adjunct Professor Interested in Teaching

Registration fee on or before May 8, 2008 Registration fee after May 8, 2008 Baseball Ticket(s) ______________

PAYMENT OPTIONS: MasterCard

Clinical Professor

$200 $250 @ $40 Total

$________ $________ $________ $________

Enclose check payable to University of Houston Law Foundation VISA

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MAY 8, 2008. Please identify yourself as a participant with the Center for Consumer Law to obtain a room at the conference rate of $99. To make a reservation by phone, call 1.800.228.9290. To register online, go to Marriott.com, Houston West Loop. The group code is CLCCLCA. Houston is served by two airports, with equal drive times to the hotel. If you have any questions, or need special accommodations, please contact the CENTER FOR CONSUMER LAW at 713.743.3766 or e-mail consumer@www.law.uh.edu

Account Number:

Name on Card:

Exp. Date:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Signature:

Send complete form and payment to: Center for Consumer Law University of Houston Law Center 100 Law Center Houston, Texas 77204-6060 Registration Hotline: 713.743.3766 or mail PDF file to alderman@uh.edu

University of Houston Law Center Center for Consumer Law U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O U S T O N L 100 Law Center Houston, Texas 77204-6060

Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, will be given to registrants who cancel by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 8. No refunds will be granted thereafter. Course materials will be automatically mailed to prepaid registrants who were not able to attend.

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