by Jeff Sovern
In preparation for remarks at the University of Houston's Teaching Consumer Law Conference, to be held this year in Santa Fe in May, I asked my research assistant, Preston Postlethwaite, to review the web sites of the ABA-accredited schools to see which are teaching consumer law courses this school year. According to Preston, 49 schools offer a consumer law course or a consumer law clinic or both this year. Many more schools list a consumer law class among their courses but are not providing it this year. Because the data are based on school web sites, and such web sites are sometimes not updated timely or may not be accessible, the information is probably not completely correct. Accordingly, I've pasted in the data below the fold. If you know of a law school's information that is not correctly reported below, please so state in the comments. Preston's data also indicate who is teaching the various courses and whether they are full- or part-time where that information is available. Please indicate any errors or omissions in that information as well. I'm disappointed to see that three-quarters of the ABA-approved law schools don't offer the course, especially since Brian Leiter's poll found that consumer law was the top choice for subjects that receive less attention in law schools than is deserved. Thanks!