The AustLEA convener for Western Australia, Adv Dr Andy Schmulow, is now a board member of the American Council of Consumer Interest (ACCI). They are the peak body for consumer interest academics in the USA. They are predominantly economists, but there are a fair few lawyers associated with the organisation as well.

The 2017 ACCI Annual Conference will be held in Albuquerque NM, USA, April 21-23. Please read the information on the ACCI Conference Website page before starting to register. You will receive a $100 discount if you book your hotel room at the site hotel before you register; please make a note of the confirmation number.

ACCI also offers 10 student scholarships a year. These include a registration waiver and a $300 travel stipend. While seven of the ten have been applied for and awarded, three remain and these are open for Australia students. Applications are due by February 10. Please apply here: Second Student Conf 2017 Scholarship Application

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