people's Lawyer


Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 20-21, 2016
Tentative Speakers and Topics
[A final program should be available soon]

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Friday, May 20th

7:30 to 8:25

8:30 to 8:45
Richard M. Alderman
University of Houston Law Center

8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Consumer Law Topics
Are FDCPA Validation Notices Valid?
Jeff Sovern
St. John's University School of Law

An Empirical Look at State UDAP Statutes
Prentiss Cox
University of Minnesota Law School

When Peace Is Not the Goal of a Class Action Settlement
Teddy Rave
University of Houston

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Consumer Law Updates
Debt Collection Update
Dick Rubin
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Payments Update
Julie Hill
University of Alabama

An Overview of Developments in Consumer Credit
Alvin Harrell
Oklahoma City University


11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Teaching Consumer Law
Bringing The Outside In—Creating Experiential and Hands-on Opportunities
Richard Frankel
Drexel University

How to Create and Energize Consumer Law in the Curriculum and Academy
Katherine Porter
UC Irvine School of Law

Starting Millennials Out Right: Consumer Law for 1Ls
Neil L. Sobol
Texas A&M University School of Law

New Age Pedagogical Techniques for Consumer Law Course: India Experience
Dr. Sushila
National Law University Delhi


1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Teaching Consumer Law Around the World
Introduction to Asian Consumer Law
Geraint Howells
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Teaching Consumer Law Based on PBL Principles
Marie Jull Sørensen
Aalborg University, Denmark

Teaching of Consumer Law in the Countries of the Western Balkans
Mateja Durovic
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Teaching Consumer Law in Canada
Freya Kodar
University of Victoria

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Consumer Law Topics Around the Globe
Comparative Standards for Assessing Misleading Advertising
Joasia Luzak
University of Amsterdam

Protection of Consumers from Misleading Advertisement in Arab Countries
Muhannad Bunyan
University of Kirkuk, Iraq

Freedom of Speech and Expression and Social Media: Indian Experience
A. Rajendraprasad
Andhra University, India

3:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
What’s New in Washington?
Ira Rheingold

Reception and Dinner


Saturday, May 21st

7:30 to 8:25

8:30 to 8:40
Nathalie Martin
University of New Mexico School of Law

8:40 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Consumer law Topics
What New With the Restatement of Consumer Contracts?
Dee Pridgen
University of Wyoming

Lea Krivinskas Shepard
Loyola University Chicago School of Law

FinTech’s Potential to Help and Harm Consumers
Kathleen C. Engel
Suffolk University Law School


9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Consumer Law Topics Around the Globe
Alternative Banking Channels (ABCs) an a Tool for Financial Inclusion
Monye Ogochukwu
University of Benin, Nigeria

Will the Real “Consumer” Please Stand Up? 
Trish O’Sullivan
Massey University, Auckland

Standard Contract Legislation in Japan
Hisakazu Hirose
Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo


10:55 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
The CFPB and the FTC

What’s New at the CFPB?
Karen Meyers

The CFPB and Consumer Law Teachers
Judith Fox
Notre Dame Law School

What’s New at the FTC?
Lesley Fair

The CFPB in Action
Angela Littwin
University of Texas

12:15 a.m.