June 09, 2016
Boston Tenure Track: Bentley
Posted by David Zaring

See below: it's a good group there:

The Bentley University Law Taxation and Financial Planning Department has been approved to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  The position is funded to begin teaching in the fall of 2017, with a July 1, 2017, start date.  Here is a direct link to the Assistant Professor job posting:

Job Posting for Bentley University Tenure Track Assistant Professor

If you are interested in the position and believe yourself to be qualified, please apply electronically. Please note that, although the deadline for submission of applications is September 30, we hope to interview at the ALSB annual conference in San Juan in August due to our limited budget for bringing candidates to campus in Massachusetts. To that end, we will begin reviewing applications in July so as to schedule San Juan interviews. Therefore, if you plan to attend the August ALSB conference in San Juan, we encourage you to apply by mid-July to ensure that your application can be reviewed before the conference.

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May 23, 2016
Call for Papers: International Economic Law Conference at Georgetown Sep 30-Oct 1.
Posted by David Zaring

I'm co-chairing ASIL's biennial conference on international economic law this year, and I hope that many friends of the Glom will consider attending, and even giving a paper.  You can find the call for papers here, and Georgetown's International Law Journal is willing to serve as a publication outlet for those interested in pursuing that, their announcement is here.  As we say in the call,

We encourage submissions on all aspects of international economic law, including those that do not focus on cross-cutting issues. The themes listed below are illustrative only and non-exhaustive. If your paper fits within one or more of these themes, please make a note of it in your proposal. Illustrative Themes:

Cross-fertilization opportunities between trade, tax, monetary and finance law: How does monetary law impact trade and finance, and vice-versa?

Soft law in international economic law: Are there lessons to be drawn from financial regulation for trade and investment?  How does regionalism shape and challenge international economic law?

Dispute resolution in the face of trade and investment treaty convergence: What are the opportunities and challenges raised by recent innovations? Is a unified system possible or desirable?

International economic law and systemic risk

Public-private partnerships in international economic law

I hope you'll consider joining me in DC in September (it is a great time to be there, inter alia).

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May 02, 2016
Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan
Posted by David Zaring

Details after the jump.

   Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law:  FALL 2017


The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in business law at the assistant professor level beginning August 2017. A J.D. with an excellent academic record from an ABA accredited law school and admission in good standing to practice law in one’s jurisdiction or the expectation of admission by August 2017 is required. Strong potential for outstanding teaching and research is also a requirement. Teaching experience in legal topics within undergraduate or graduate business curricula is preferred. The ideal candidate will have an established record of scholarly research. An undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or business related field (e.g., Finance, Business Communications, Management, or Marketing) from an AACSB accredited school is also preferred. Salary is competitive, with a generous benefits package.

The Department of Finance and Commercial Law will start offering a business law major in Fall 2016. The department currently offers a business law minor. The department also offers majors in finance and personal financial planning, with total major enrollment of about 400 students. The finance major is a CFA Institute Recognized program and the personal financial planning major is certified by the CFP Board. The Haworth College of Business offers 17 majors and is the academic home to nearly 3,600 undergraduate students. Another 350 students are enrolled in the MBA and M.S.A. programs. The college is accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International.

Western Michigan University (WMU) has an enrollment of nearly 22,000 students. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies WMU as one of the nation’s 147 public research universities.

WMU is located in Kalamazoo, which is midway between Chicago and Detroit (about 140 miles from each). Kalamazoo County, with population just over 250,000, has over 450 restaurants, 83 lakes with public access and 22 public golf courses. The area has a wealth of cultural offerings, with numerous festivals, over ten live performance theatres and several museums. The Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship program for Kalamazoo Public High School graduates, received national attention for its generosity and for its innovative approach to economic development. Southwest Michigan is home to several large employers, including Kellogg’s, Pfizer, Stryker and Whirlpool.

Interviews will be scheduled at the ALSB meeting in Puerto Rico in August 2016 and at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in October 2016.  Applications must be submitted through the university’s web site at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs, where additional information and application procedures can be found. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that expresses the applicant's interest in the position; (2) a vita; (3) the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; (4) summary information on courses taught and student evaluations; (5) recent working papers or publications; and (6) a brief statement that describes research interests and teaching philosophy. For more information, please email Dr. Norman Hawker at norman.hawker@wmich.edu.

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Appointments are pending funding.

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April 21, 2016
Business Law at Ryerson in Toronto
Posted by David Zaring

If you're interested, details after the jump.

The Law & Business Department invites applications for two one-year Limited Term Faculty positions to commence on July 1 2016. The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
The positions will only have teaching and service obligations. The teaching responsibilities include a range of undergraduate law courses. The service responsibilities include the coordination of undergraduate law courses. This position is directed to candidates who have an SJD or equivalent in law. Successful candidates will have demonstrated evidence of related teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a capacity for collaboration and collegial service.
Applicants are asked to submit their detailed curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching experience, one-page statement of research, specialization and interests and names of three references. Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. To ensure full consideration, candidates must apply by May 20 2016, however, late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research,
Applicants should submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (ryerson.ca/jobs, under Faculty Opportunities).
Ryerson University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and applied learning. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Ryerson University is located in the multi-cultural heart of downtown Toronto.
The Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University offers distinctive Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) and graduate (MBA and MMSc) degrees in six schools – Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Health Services Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology Management and Retail Management. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto's diverse business community, our Bay Street location reinforces our strong links to the heart of corporate Canada. With an emphasis on relevant curriculum and excellence in teaching and research, our Schools continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation and program quality by combining academic rigour with real-world learning. To learn more about our Schools, please visit www.ryerson.ca/tedrogersschool.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/teaching/agreements/index.html. The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfanet.ca/. A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

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April 19, 2016
Welcome to the Blawgosphere: The Surly Subgroup
Posted by Christine Hurt

Welcome to the blawgosphere/blogosphere: The Surly Subgroup:  Tax Blogging on a Consolidated Basis!  This new blog was launched fittingly on Tax Day (yesterday).  Sorry I missed the launch, but I was running to the post office.  The array of authors promises interesting takes on a variety of tax issues:  Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Benjamin Leff, Leandra Lederman, Philip Hackney, David Herzig, Stephanie Hoffer, Diane Ring, Sam Brunson, and Shu-Yi Oei.

Happy Posting!


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March 29, 2016
D. Gordon Smith Named New Dean of J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Posted by Christine Hurt




Congratulations are in order for our own Gordon Smith, who was recently named the new dean of BYU Law School beginning May 1!  Anyone who has spent much time talking to Gordon knows that he is a visionary, someone who is always asking how to make this institution, this organization, this conference, even this blog, better.  I am very excited to see how he applies his boundless energy and creativity to the deanship here at BYU.  Obviously, being a law school dean these days has its challenges and opportunities, and I trust wholeheartedly Gordon's judgment and care in this regard.  I doubt any of us will get much sleep for the next five years, but I can guarantee that this institution will be all the better for it.

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March 14, 2016
Adios To Steve Bradford, From The Blogosphere
Posted by David Zaring

He will be missed.  The Business Law Prof blog is very strong, but he was one of the sources of that strength, though of course it will continue excellently, etc. Here's Bainbridge, too.

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February 09, 2016
CFP: ABA Section of Business Law's Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities
Posted by Christine Hurt

At the request of Tom Rutledge, chair of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law's Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities, I share this call for proposals.  I presented The Limited Liability Partnership in Bankruptcy at this gathering in 2014, and I can guarantee it is the most engaged and informed audience I've been in and in front of in while.

While the dates are still being resolved, this October, 2016, the Committee of LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities will again be sponsoring a two-day LLC Institute in Arlington, Virginia. This program brings together more than 100 high-level practitioners and academics to review a variety of issues involving the law of unincorporated business organizations. In recent years presentations have been made by Joan Heminway, Carter Bishop, Dan Kleinberger, Colin Marks, Michelle Harner and Benjamin Means. I think each will vouch for the quality of the program.

We are actively soliciting proposals for panels. If you are working on something, or if there is something you would like to discuss before an audience that I can guarantee will be “hot”, please let me know.


Tom Rutledge

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October 20, 2015
Lisa Fairfax to the SEC
Posted by Gordon Smith

Our own Lisa Fairfax has been nominated to fill an opening on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Congratulations, Lisa! Well done, President Obama! Now Senate, do your part.

See the story here.

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October 12, 2015
Welcome Matt Bodie!
Posted by Christine Hurt

This is not a guest blogger announcement.  This is an announcement that Conglomerate is adding a new permanent blogger to our ranks!!  Please welcome Matt Bodie --  long-time friend of the Glom and long-time blogger at Prawfsblawg.

Matt is the Callis Family Professor of Law and Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources Program at St. Louis University School of Law.  Matt has blogged for the past ten years at Prawfs, and you can read his farewell post here.  The blawgosphere has changed a lot since 2005, but I definitely remember those early days fondly.  Matt has been a big part of the law blog universe, and getting to know him and the other early bloggers was a big plus to starting Conglomerate.  We are glad that he has decided to join us as we strive to remain relevant in the 2015 era.

Welcome, Matt!

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September 15, 2015
Labor and Employment at Penn State
Posted by David Zaring

Penn State has two openings, and something like one in every 720 Americans is an alum, which is one of my favorite statistics.  Details after the jump.

Assistant/Associate Professor (2 positions)
Job Posted: 05 August 2015
Company/University: Penn State
Closing Date: 01 October 2016
Location: University Park, PA
Two Positions, Assistant/Associate Professor

Penn State, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University Park, PA

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin August 2016.  

Applicants for the first position should have strong research and teaching interests and expertise in work and employment-related ethics and ethical decision-making and be able to contribute to the School’ commitment to place a greater emphasis on ethics in its curriculum.  The candidate should also have additional expertise in at least one of the following areas--employment and labor law, employment/labor relations, or human resource management.  

Applicants for the second position should have strong research and teaching interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas--employment and labor law, employment/labor relations, or human resource management.

Applicants should possess a terminal degree (Ph.D. or J.D.) in a relevant discipline. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the terminal degree by the appointment date and possess significant research potential; candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a strong research record. External funding potential will also be considered.

The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a growing multidisciplinary program with strong B.A. and B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations (LER), M.S. and M.P.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and M.P.S. in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) programs. We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds relevant to understanding the dynamics involving employees and workers in organizational, societal, and global contexts and strive for a collaborative, respectful, and multi-disciplinary environment. 

Candidates must submit a letter of application indicating which position or positions they wish to be considered for and a curriculum vita at:  https://psu.jobs/job/58992 

Additionally, all candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Trisha Everhart, pxm205@psu.edu. Review of application will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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August 25, 2015
Position Announcement: University of Richmond School of Law
Posted by Christine Hurt

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law.  Candidates should have outstanding academic credentials and show superb promise for top-notch scholarship and teaching.  The University of Richmond, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community.  Applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals are strongly encouraged. 


Inquiries and requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Jessica Erickson, Chair of Faculty Appointments, atlawfacultyapp@richmond.edu

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April 26, 2015
Business Law At Lousiana Lafayette
Posted by David Zaring
April 10, 2015
Lecturer at Michigan Business School
Posted by David Zaring

After the jump, the NTT announcement.


Posting Title:  LEO Lecturer I in Business Law 

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a part-time LEO Lecturer I position in Business Law for the fall 2015 and winter 2016 semesters. 

Job Duties: 

Candidates will be expected to teach courses in business law at the undergraduate and possibly  graduate levels. 

Required Qualifications:


Qualified candidates must have an earned J.D. in from an ABA accredited law school with an excellent academic record and must demonstrate potential to be an outstanding teacher in business law courses. Preference will be given to candidates with significant professional experience as a lawyer and/or evidence of prior excellence in teaching. 


How to Apply:


A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Please also include evidence of teaching excellence and three references as subsequent pages after your cover letter and resume in a single document.


For Additional Information: 

For more detailed descriptions of the Business Law Area, Ross School of Business, and the University of Michigan, please consult our websites: 


Business Law Area: http://michiganross.umich.edu/faculty-research/areas-of-study/business-law

         Ross School of Business:  http://michiganross.umich.edu/  

         University of Michigan:  www.umich.edu  

         Benefits Information:  www.umich.edu/~benefits


Please contact Jackie Riecks via email with questions at jriecks@umich.edu  
Application Deadline: 
Job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


Union Affiliation/LEO:


This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Background Screening:


The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


U-M EEO AA Statement:


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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April 08, 2015
Job Announcement: Quinnipiac SoB
Posted by David Zaring

Full time, but non tenure track.  Details after the jump.

Job Title: Business Law: Full-time Term Faculty Position
# Positions: 1

The Department of Accounting and Business Law at Quinnipiac University School of Business and Engineering invites applications for a Full-Time Term (non-tenure track) position in business law starting in August 2015. The position is renewable on an annual basis. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to innovative teaching and student success. 


Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Term faculty are expected to teach four courses each semester which may include on-site and on-line courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have potential for applied or pedagogical research and a commitment to service including student advising.


Earned J.D. degree from an ABA approved law school.


Relevant professional experience.


Teaching experience strongly preferred.



Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S., in this position, for the University.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position. 




Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position, curriculum vitae, and copies of recent teaching evaluations. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form. 


Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of applications and will continue until the position is filled.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.


Job Code:  2015-1655   http://careers.quinnipiac.edu/s/Job-Details/Business-Law-Full-time-Term-Faculty-Position-Job/Hamden-CT/Xjdp-cl290217-jf464-ct100800-jid43411216-coUS

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