Berkeley Law Launches Consumer Law Center

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The National Jurist – By Tyler Roberts

The University of California Berkeley School of Law is launching the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice, a new center that will position the school as a leader in the study, research and practice of consumer law.

The new Center will provide research and analysis to “fuel meaningful policy change,” according to a press release. Participants will file amicus briefs in consumer cases in appellate courts nationwide, provide input to legislatures and regulatory agencies on behalf of low-income consumers, increase student opportunities for consumer policy work and produce white papers.

A founding gift from alumna Elizabeth Cabraser, a partner at the law firm of Liefff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, established the Center.

“I am thrilled that we are launching the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice,” said Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “I believe that we can create the preeminent university-based center on consumer law in the country and that it will make a huge difference in people’s lives. I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth Cabraser for making this possible.”

The Center will host the nation’s only conference of consumer law clinics and convene the first-ever consumer law scholar conference. The Center will also serve as a place for practitioners, advocates, academics and students to come together for speaker series, workshops and collaborative projects.

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