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Professor Pridgen's Presentations

Lecturer, “The Untapped Abusive Practices Authority at the CFPB:  Possibilities for the Future and Lessons from the FTC’s Experience with Unfair Trade Practices,” Attorney training session, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Enforcement Division, June 23, 2015, Washington, D.C.

Guest Lecturer in two consumer protection classes, one undergraduate, one graduate, at Aoyama University, Faculty of Law, April 16-17, Tokyo, Japan

Panelist, “Debate:  How Much Is Enough?  The Evolving Advertising Substantiation Standard(s),” at the American Bar Association Consumer Protection Conference, February 12, 2015, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Panelist, “Teaching in the Contracts/Commercial/Consumer Law Curriculum: Challenges and Innovations,” at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting, January 3, 2015, Washington, D.C.

2014 Conference co-planner and presenter, “Food: Perceptions, Practices and Policies,” presenting “Is POM Wonder Really So Wonderful? How the FTC, the FDA and Private Litigation Address Deceptive Food Advertising, 14th Consumer Issues Conference, October 8-10, 2014, Laramie, Wyoming

Conference faculty and presenter, “Increasing the Prominence of Consumer Law and Influencing Policy” at Teaching Consumer Law Conference, May 30-31, Santa Fe, New Mexico, in conjunction with the University of Houston Law Center

2013 Conference co-planner, “Navigating the New Healthcare Market,” 13th Consumer Issues Conference, October 3-5, 2013, Laramie, WY

Guest Lecturer at Faculty Seminar, “Changes in U.S. Consumer Financial Protection,” at Aoyama University, April 22, 2013, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Conference co-planner and presenter, “Sea Changes in Consumer Protection: Stronger Agency and Stronger Laws,” at Consumer Financial Protection: Who’s in Charge, 12th Consumer Issues Conference, October 4, 2012, Laramie, WY

Conference faculty and presenter, “Substance and Disclosure in Consumer Credit” at Teaching Consumer Law Conference, May 18-19, 2012, University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas

Symposium Presenter, “Putting Some Teeth in TILA: From Disclosure to Substantive Regulation in the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2010,” Loyola Consumer Law Review Symposium 2012, The Continuing Effects of the Mortgage Crisis on Consumers, February 24, 2012, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2011 Conference co-chair and presenter, “21st Century Snake Oil Sales: FTC Regulation of Over-the-Counter Drug Marketing,” at Pills, Potions and Profits, 11th Consumer Issues Conference, October 6, 2011, Laramie, WY Dee Pridgen

Conference co-chair and presenter, "Consumer Privacy in the Digital Marketplace:  Federal Initiatives," at Unlocking the Digital Marketplace:  Legal and Ethical Issues, 10th Annual Consumer Issues Conference, Laramie, Wyoming (October 1, 2010).

Testified before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance on "The Federal Trade Commission's Enforcement Tools against Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices in Financial Products & Services and other Sectors," Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2010). 

Conference co-chair and presenter on "Food Phobia:  Weight Loss and Dietary Supplement Marketing Issues," at Food Safety, Security and Sources:  9th Annual Consumer Issues Conference, Laramie, Wyoming (September 25, 2009).

Conference co-chair and presenter on "The Federal Trade Commission Goes Green:  New Initiatives on Energy for Consumers," at Focus on Energy & Telecommunications, 8th Annual Consumer Issues Conference, Laramie, Wyoming (September 25, 2008).

Conference faculty and moderator of "Striking the Balance between Hot Topics and Foundational Subjects"  at Fourth Teaching Consumer Law Conference, University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas (May 23-24, 2008).

Presented Paper, "Fair Credit Reporting Act: Navigating the Maze," at 7th Consumer Issues Conference, Sept. 27, 2007, Laramie, Wyoming.

Presented Paper, "Predatory Lending Issues," 6th Consumer Issues Conference, September 28, 2006, Laramie, Wyoming.

Conference faculty and moderator, "Teaching Materials: Past, Present and Future", and "Hot Topics in Consumer Law", at Third Teaching Consumer Law Conference, University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas (May 23-24, 2008) and (May 19-20, 2006).

Commentator, 6th Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (April 28, 2006).

Presented Pager, "Amazing Claims: Deceptive Marketing of Weight Loss Products," at the 5th Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference, October 7th, 2004, Laramie, Wyoming.

Conference Faculty and presenter on "Selecting Teaching Materials," and "Innovative Teaching Methods," at Teaching Consumer Law Conference, April 26-27, 2002, and May 20-21, 2004, University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas (2004).

Presented Paper, "Truth in Lending and Consumer Leasing Disclosures: What's the Point?" at the 4th Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference, March 25, 2003, Laramie, Wyoming.

Presented Paper, "Consumer Privacy Protection on the Internet" at 3d Wyoming Consumer Issues Conference, March 15, 2002, Laramie, Wyoming.

CLE presentation on Internet Law, Wyoming Bar Association Annual Conference, Jackson, Wyoming, September 13, 2002.

Presentation on "Consumer Protection on the Internet," Second Annual Consumer Issues Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, March 20, 2001.

Presented Paper, "Gateway to Injustice: Arbitration Imposed on U.S. Consumers by Adhesion Contracts," at the 8th International Conference on Consumer Law, Auckland, New Zealand, April 10, 2001.

Presented Paper, "Rent-to-Own and Automobile Leasing: Information Disclosures in the United States," at the 7th International Conference on Consumer Law, Helsinki, Finland, May 21, 1999.

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