Calls for Papers

Teaching Consumer Law Conference – Santa Fe, New Mexico, 18 & 19 May 2018

The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico School of Law, is organizing its tenth biennial international teaching consumer law conference. The subject is “Teaching Consumer Law: Where Have We Been—Where Are We Going? The Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the “City Different,” one of the most interesting cities in the United States.

The Conference will focus on traditional issues of consumer law, in the context of significant changes in technology, privacy and social media. The Conference is directed at those currently teaching or interested in teaching consumer law at the law school or college level. A discussion of a few of our prior Conferences may be found at:

http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V14N2/V14N2_Teaching.pdf

http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V18N2/V18N2_Teaching.pdf

http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com/V20N2/V20N2_Teaching17.pdf

The 2018 conference will deal with themes such as:

  • How might we integrate the increased use of social media into a consumer law course?
  • What innovations can or should we bring to the consumer law classroom to reflect popular culture?
  • Do we need more consumer regulation, or less?
  • What is the impact in the US of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and how do you teach about the CFPB?
  • Are there innovative ways to resolve consumer problems, other than the typical court and alternative dispute resolution systems?
  • How do we deal with intra-state and intra-national consumer transactions?
  • Is online dispute resolution good or bad?
  • How can we teach the multitude of subjects encompassed within the term “consumer law”? What should we emphasize? What should we delete?
  • International consumer law developments and innovations.
  • Recent developments in substantive US consumer law.
  • The view from the trenches—what do practicing attorneys see as the current consumer law issues.

Papers and presentations are invited on any of the above themes, or any other topic related to the teaching of consumer law. Proposed topics may discuss the law of any jurisdiction; however, the emphasis is on topics of interest to law school professors and those with an interest in entering academia.

Those who wish to submit a paper or presentation topic are invited to forward a proposal including a brief abstract of not longer than 400 words and contact information for the author. The proposals should be sent to Professor Richard M. Alderman at [email protected]. Proposals should be submitted no later than 15 January 2018. Authors will be promptly notified of acceptance. Final drafts of the papers that are to be included in the Conference materials are to be forwarded not later than the 1st of May 2018. The language of the conference is English. Conference registration fees will be waived for all presenters. Some scholarships are available for travel and room costs. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law, http://www.jtexconsumerlaw.com.

CALL FOR PAPERS  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON CONSUMER LAW AND PRACTICE (IJCLP)

IJCLP is an annual peer reviewed journal which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of National and International issues on Consumer Protection Laws. Following the third successful volume of the Journal and in continuance of the endeavor to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submissions for the fourth volume. The journal welcomes contributions from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields.

IJCLP solicits submissions for its Volume VI to be launched in 2018. Authors can make submissions under the following heads:

  1. Articles and Research Papers (4,000-5,000 words inclusive of foot notes)
  2. Essay (3,000-4,000 words inclusive of foot notes)
  3. A Note (2,500 words inclusive of foot notes)
  4. A Case Comment, Legislative Briefs (2,500-3,000 words inclusive of foot notes )
  5. A Book Review ( 2,000 words inclusive of foot notes)

Authors can submit their written contribution addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil, Chief Editor, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, Nagarbhavi Circle, Bengaluru 560072 and the same shall be e-mailed to [email protected] (MS word format) along with covering letter on or before 31st May 2018.

  1. Cover letter should include (i) Title of the Paper; (ii) Abstract (not exceeding 250 words); (iii) Name of the Author; (iv) Designation; (v) Institutional affiliation; (vi) Correspondence address. Co-authored papers should give full details about all the authors; (vii) along with CD
  2. Article should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the submitted paper is original and is not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. All citations shall be placed in footnotes and shall be in accordance with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Ed.
  4. All submissions will go through an initial round of review by the editorial board and the selected pieces will subsequently be sent for peer-review before finalization for publication.