Symposium on the Law & Economics of Consumer Protection

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program, The Judicial Education Program

Consumer protection in the modern economy is built on a foundation that includes common law tort, government regulation, and competitive marketplace pressures.  Each of these institutions must perform efficiently if they are to protect consumer welfare adequately while enabling innovation and promoting choice. The Law & Economics Center’s Symposium on the Law & Economics of Consumer Protection will explore the structure and capabilities of these institutions and examine how they work both individually and together to promote consumer welfare. Through a combination of classroom style lectures and panel discussions, participants will develop broader insights into the legal and economic underpinnings of consumer protection that will help you in the course of your public service.