February 14, 2014
Business Lawyer Seeks Submissions
Posted by Usha Rodrigues
The Editorial Board of The Business Lawyer is soliciting submission of articles and essays for Volumes 69 and 70. TBL is the flagship scholarly journal of the American Bar Association  Section of Business Law. It reaches 40,000 readers on a quarterly basis. Authors must submit exclusively to the journal and submissions are peer-reviewed. We generally give authors a response in about two weeks. TBL provides a good forum to reframe scholarly articles published elsewhere for an audience of judges and practitioners. Past authors include Lucian Bebchuk, Barbara Black, Bernie Black, Starvros Gadinis, Joe Grundfest, Henry Hu, Roberta Karmel,  Jonathan Lipson, Vice Chancellor Leo Strine, Guhan Subramanian, and former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Justice Norman Veasey.
 
Articles should be submitted to Diane Babal, Production Manager, at [email protected]. Questions about submissions can be addressed to Associate Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gregory Duhl, at [email protected]
 

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July 08, 2013
Call for Papers: AALS Securities Regulation Section
Posted by Erik Gerding

Call for Papers

AALS Securities Law Section

2014 AALS Annual Meeting, New York

 The AALS Section on Securities Law invites papers for its program on “Global Securities Fraud” for the Annual Meeting, to be held on January 2-5, 2014 in New York.

Topic Description: The panel will explore the procedural and substantive law, as well as settlement practices, for individual suits, class actions and SEC enforcement proceedings alleging fraud in the events leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and thereafter. Topics can include, among others, the LIBOR rate fixing by major banks, alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, and other scandals.   Participants will explore litigation over securities fraud inside the United States and elsewhere, and it is hoped that at least one paper will address securities fraud from a global perspective.  Papers comparing securities fraud laws in two or more jurisdictions are also encouraged, as are papers focusing only on a single jurisdiction.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Please note that all faculty members presenting at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Submission: 3-4 papers will be selected from this call for papers. There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of proposals. Preference will be given to proposals that are substantially complete papers. However, shorter proposals will also be considered.

Papers will be selected by the Section’s Executive Committee in a double-blind review. Please submit only anonymous papers by redacting the author’s name and any references to the identity of the author. The title of the email submission should read: “Submission 2013 AALS Section on Securities Regulation.”

Please email submissions to the Section Chair Richard Painter at:

[email protected] on or before August 25, 2013

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June 12, 2013
Call for Papers: AALS Fin. Institutions & European Law Sections
Posted by Erik Gerding

Call for Papers

AALS Joint Program of the Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Section and the European Law Section

Taking Stock of Post-Crisis Reforms: Local, Global, and Comparative Perspectives on Financial Sector Regulation

AALS Annual Meeting, January 3, 2014

New York, New York

 

    The AALS Section on Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services and Section on European Law are pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a Call for Papers for their joint program on Friday, January 3, at the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York, New York.

    The topic of the program and call for papers is “Taking Stock of Post-Crisis Reforms: Local, Global, and Comparative Perspectives on Financial Sector Regulation.” The financial crisis of 2008 was truly a global crisis, and the world continues to face a wide range of post-crisis economic and political challenges. Today, several years after the market turmoil began, both the United States and the European Union are in the midst of major regulatory reforms in the financial services sector. The effects of these financial regulation reforms however, remain unclear. Structural reform in the U.S. is thus far limited to a yet-to-be finalized "Volcker Rule," while in the U.K. and the Eurozone, respectively, Vickers- and Liikanen-style "ring-fencing" remain incomplete if not inchoate. Debate in the U.S. still rages around whether and how smaller "community banks" should be regulated differently from megabanks, while the E.U. continues to debate whether to form a "banking union" at all and, if so, what it might or could entail, given various political constraints. Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Reserve continues to innovate in the realm of monetary policy in the absence of functional fiscal policy, while the European Central Bank moves furtively toward acting as a full Fed-style central bank capable of backstopping sovereign debt instruments and providing real liquidity. Where might these multiple developments be ultimately heading, and what might the Americans and Europeans learn from each other as they grope tentatively forward? What broader implications do they raise for political accountability and legitimacy in a post-crisis world?

Form and length of submission

     The submissions committee looks forward to reviewing any papers that address the foregoing topics. While the preference will be given to papers with a clearly comparative focus, the committee’s overall goal is to select papers that will facilitate discussion of, and comparisons between, American and European approaches to various aspects of financial services regulation. Potential topics include macro-prudential regulation, consumer protection, monetary policy, regulation and supervision of financial intermediaries, structural reforms, and related issues of political accountability and legitimacy.

    Abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers they propose. Eligible law faculty are invited to submit manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topics. Untenured faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts or abstracts.

    The initial review of the papers will be blind. Accordingly the author should submit a cover letter with the paper. However, the paper itself, including the title page and footnotes must not contain any references identifying the author or the author’s school. The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.

    Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

    To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Saule Omarova at [email protected] and Peter Lindseth at [email protected]

    The deadline for submission is September 3, 2013.

    Papers will be selected after review by members of a Committee appointed by the Chairs of the two sections. The authors of the selected papers will be notified by September 30, 2013.

    The Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Eligibility

    Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools. Papers co-authored with a person ineligible to submit on their own may be submitted by the eligible co-author.

    Please forward this Call for Papers to any eligible faculty who might be interested.

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April 18, 2013
Call for Papers for National Business Law Scholars Conference: Deadline Extended to May 31
Posted by David Zaring

We have received an enthusiastic response to the Call for Papers for the National Business Law Scholars Conference, scheduled for June 12-13, at The Ohio State University School of Law.  We will have additional openings for anyone who would like to make a presentation but has not yet responded.  Thus, we have extended the deadline to MAY 31st.  See the Call for Papers, reposted below with the extended deadline date, for details on how to submit:

National Business Law Scholars Conference: Call-for-Papers

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)  will be held on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio.  This is the fourth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together dozens of legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.  We welcome all on-topic submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate.  Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at [email protected] with an abstract or paper by MAY 31, 2013.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.  If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance”.  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator.  A conference schedule will be circulated in late May.

Conference Organizers:

Barbara Black (University of Cincinnati)
Eric C. Chaffee (University of Dayton)
Steven M. Davidoff (The Ohio State University)

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April 10, 2013
Call for Papers: Crowdfunding Conf. at CU Boulder - Business School
Posted by Erik Gerding

Crowdfunding and its implications for the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Setting the research agenda

Leeds School of Business,  University of Colorado – Boulder

July 12th & 13th, 2013

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Kauffman Foundation, we are pleased to host an intimate academic conference aimed at bringing together experts and scholars from across disciplines such as law, finance, management, marketing and entrepreneurship to discuss current work, and shape the research agenda on crowdfunding. Crowdfunding in all its forms has already become a major force in shaping the options available to individuals looking to fund their ideas, endeavors and businesses. For example, crowdfunding platforms raised about $2.8 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2011, according to Forbes estimates. Crowdfunding will likely have a fundamental impact on entrepreneurial finance and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, but exactly how is a matter of much debate. Additionally, developments in this arena promise to provide a useful arena to test theory related to areas such as consumer financial decision-making, information disclosure, opportunity exploitation processes, and stakeholder management.

This conference will provide a forum for discussion of current and emerging work. We invite contributions that represent original, interesting, and ambitious research. To facilitate discussion across and within disciplines, research will be featured in poster and panel sessions to encourage participants to interact one-on-one with each other. The conference will also feature a debate, with experts from academics and practice, including representation of crowdfunding platforms and related service firms.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking two forms of submissions:

  • Paper proposals: Please submit an abstract of up to 1000 words on current research on this topic. Papers selected will be presented in poster sessions to encourage one-on-one discussions. Please submit original, unpublished work only.
  • Panel proposals: Proposals for panel sessions should include the topic the panel will cover, a list of participants and their contribution to the panel, and a summary of the key objective of the panel. Panel proposals should not exceed 5 pages (single spaced).

Please include a title page with your name, academic affiliation, department affiliation, submission type (paper or panel), and 3-5 keywords. Due date for submissions is Monday, May 6, 2013. Upload submissions here: http://crowdfundconference.org/papers Thanks to the generous contributions of the Kauffman Foundation, on the ground costs (lodging, food, conference registration) for one presenter for each accepted paper and for all panelists for accepted panels will be covered. Accommodations will be at the historic Hotel Boulderado. Please visit our conference website for more details:

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December 11, 2012
National Business Law Scholars Conference: Call-for-Papers
Posted by David Zaring

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)  will be held on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio.  This is the fourth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together dozens of legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.  We welcome all on-topic submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate.  Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate. 

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at [email protected] with an abstract or paper by April 15, 2013.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.  If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance”.  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator.  A conference schedule will be circulated in late May.

Conference Organizers:

Barbara Black (University of Cincinnati)
Eric C. Chaffee (University of Dayton)
Steven M. Davidoff (The Ohio State University)

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October 12, 2012
Call for Papers: International Association of Consumer Law
Posted by Erik Gerding
The 14th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Consumer Law will take place from July 1-4, 2013 at the University of Sydney in Australia.  See the conference announcment and call for papers here.

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October 02, 2012
AALS Joint Program of Securities Regulation and Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Sections
Posted by Erik Gerding

It is not too early to start thinking about the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans in January. The Securities Regulation and Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services sections have joined forces to put together a Joint Program on the “The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries: The Making and Un-Making of Markets” on Friday, January 4th from 2 pm to 5 pm.

The program will give us a chance to look at the intersection of capital markets and financial institution regulation, a sweet spot that was overlooked until the global financial crisis hit. The program will include a panel of scholars who have been looking at this intersection for quite a while, including, Onnig Dombalagian (Tulane), Claire Hill (Minnesota), Tamar Frankel (Boston University), Donald Langevoort (Georgetown), Geoffrey Miller (NYU), David Zaring (Univ. of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business), David Min (UC Irvine and author of How Government Guarantees in Housing Finance Promote Stability) and Kimberly Krawiec (Duke) (Moderator).

The program will also include the following four papers picked from a large response to our Call for Papers:

Saule Omarova (North Carolina) will moderate the call for papers panel.

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August 08, 2012
Call for Papers Deadline Extended
Posted by Erik Gerding

 

The deadline for the Call for Papers for the AALS Joint-Program of the Securities Regulation and Financial Institutions/Consumer Financial Services Sections has been extended to September 3, 2012.

 

Call for Papers

AALS Joint Program of the Securities Regulation Section and

Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Section

The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries:

The Making and Un-Making of Markets

AALS Annual Meeting, January 4, 2013

New Orleans

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation and the Section of Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services are pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a Call for Papers for their joint program on Friday, January 4th at the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The topic of the program and call for papers is “The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries: The Making and Un-Making of Markets.”  The financial crisis witnessed numerous market failures involving an array of financial market intermediaries, including banks, broker dealers, and various kinds of investment funds (from money market mutual funds to hedge funds).  The crisis came at the end of a decades-long transformation of the U.S. financial services sector that blurred the boundaries between banking and securities businesses.   During this period a range of new intermediaries emerged and connected individuals and firms seeking financing to investors in capital markets.  At the same time, capital markets became increasingly dominated by financial institutions and other institutional investors.  Intermediaries devised and “made markets” for new and often highly illiquid and opaque financial instruments.  Many of these new markets froze or crashed in the financial crisis.  In response, Dodd-Frank and other financial reforms have imposed a grab bag of new rules on financial intermediaries. 

Yet the effects of these financial reforms remain unclear.  Moreover, policymakers and scholars often disagree about the precise problems that these reforms are meant to address.  For example, the SEC’s headline-grabbing suit against Goldman Sachs over the ABACUS transactions focused on conflicts of interest for large financial conglomerates with different stakes in a transaction.  Meanwhile, other financial reforms have focused on the opacity of pricing in financial markets or on the solvency or liquidity risk faced by intermediaries.

The tangle of potential market failures has led to a range of policy responses.  Often banking and securities scholars seem to look at the same set of market practices through radically different lenses.  Banking scholars focus on solvency crises and banking runs and debate the application of prudential rules on the risk-taking, leverage, and liquidity of intermediaries.  At the same time, securities scholars emphasize the problems of conflicts of interest and asymmetric information.  They then look to the traditional policy tools in their field such as disclosure, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance. 

The dearth of dialogue between these two fields creates the risk of confusion in identifying both problems and solutions for financial intermediaries and the markets in which they operate.  To move the discussion forward, scholars in both fields may have to move outside their comfort zones.  The study of financial institutions cannot be limited to deposit-taking banks.  Similarly, securities regulation involves more than securities offerings and litigation, but the regulation of broker-dealers, investment advisers and funds, and the regulation of trading and markets.     

Form and length of submission

The submissions committee looks forward to reviewing any papers that address the foregoing topics.  Abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the review committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers they propose.  Eligible law faculty  are invited to submit manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topics. Untenured faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts or abstracts.  

The initial review of the papers will be blind.  Accordingly the author should submit a cover letter with the paper.  However, the paper itself, including the title page and footnotes must not contain any references identifying the author or the author’s school.  The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes. 

Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

 To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Erik Gerding at [email protected]  The deadline for submission is SEPTEMBER 32012

Papers will be selected after review by members of a Committee appointed by the Chairs of the two sections.  The authors of the selected papers will be notified by September 30, 2012. 

The Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers.  The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools. 

Please forward this Call for Papers to any eligible faculty who might be interested.

 

 

 

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August 01, 2012
Deadline Approaching for Call for Papers: AALS Securities Regulation/Financial Institutions &Consumer Financial Services Program
Posted by Erik Gerding

A friendly reminder that the AALS Program for the Securities Regulation and Financial Institutions/Consumer Financial Services Sections is fast approaching.  Here is the call again:

Call for Papers

AALS Joint Program of the Securities Regulation Section and

Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Section

The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries:

The Making and Un-Making of Markets

AALS Annual Meeting, January 4, 2013

New Orleans

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation and the Section of Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services are pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a Call for Papers for their joint program on Friday, January 4th at the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The topic of the program and call for papers is “The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries: The Making and Un-Making of Markets.”  The financial crisis witnessed numerous market failures involving an array of financial market intermediaries, including banks, broker dealers, and various kinds of investment funds (from money market mutual funds to hedge funds).  The crisis came at the end of a decades-long transformation of the U.S. financial services sector that blurred the boundaries between banking and securities businesses.   During this period a range of new intermediaries emerged and connected individuals and firms seeking financing to investors in capital markets.  At the same time, capital markets became increasingly dominated by financial institutions and other institutional investors.  Intermediaries devised and “made markets” for new and often highly illiquid and opaque financial instruments.  Many of these new markets froze or crashed in the financial crisis.  In response, Dodd-Frank and other financial reforms have imposed a grab bag of new rules on financial intermediaries. 

Yet the effects of these financial reforms remain unclear.  Moreover, policymakers and scholars often disagree about the precise problems that these reforms are meant to address.  For example, the SEC’s headline-grabbing suit against Goldman Sachs over the ABACUS transactions focused on conflicts of interest for large financial conglomerates with different stakes in a transaction.  Meanwhile, other financial reforms have focused on the opacity of pricing in financial markets or on the solvency or liquidity risk faced by intermediaries.

The tangle of potential market failures has led to a range of policy responses.  Often banking and securities scholars seem to look at the same set of market practices through radically different lenses.  Banking scholars focus on solvency crises and banking runs and debate the application of prudential rules on the risk-taking, leverage, and liquidity of intermediaries.  At the same time, securities scholars emphasize the problems of conflicts of interest and asymmetric information.  They then look to the traditional policy tools in their field such as disclosure, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance. 

The dearth of dialogue between these two fields creates the risk of confusion in identifying both problems and solutions for financial intermediaries and the markets in which they operate.  To move the discussion forward, scholars in both fields may have to move outside their comfort zones.  The study of financial institutions cannot be limited to deposit-taking banks.  Similarly, securities regulation involves more than securities offerings and litigation, but the regulation of broker-dealers, investment advisers and funds, and the regulation of trading and markets.     

Form and length of submission

The submissions committee looks forward to reviewing any papers that address the foregoing topics.  Abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the review committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers they propose.  Eligible law faculty  are invited to submit manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topics. Untenured faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts or abstracts.  

The initial review of the papers will be blind.  Accordingly the author should submit a cover letter with the paper.  However, the paper itself, including the title page and footnotes must not contain any references identifying the author or the author’s school.  The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes. 

Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Erik Gerding at [email protected]  The deadline for submission is August 102012

Papers will be selected after review by members of a Committee appointed by the Chairs of the two sections.  The authors of the selected papers will be notified by September 30, 2012. 

The Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers.  The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools. 

Please forward this Call for Papers to any eligible faculty who might be interested.

 

 

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July 06, 2012
Institute For Transnational Arbitration - Winter Forum - Call For Papers
Posted by David Zaring

Here's a conference which may be of interest to the internationally minded Glom readers, from Jarrod Wong:

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) will be holding its Second Annual Winter Forum at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Florida on January 24-25, 2013.

The first half of the Winter Forum will showcase two works-in-progress selected pursuant to a Call-for-Papers, encompassing presentations by authors, commentary by internationally recognized academics and practitioners, and interactive discussion among all participants.  After a conversation over lunch with renowned authority Gary Born, chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group of WilmerHale, the Winter Forum will feature a Tylney-Hall-style discussion forum, before concluding with a select year-in-review of noteworthy events in international arbitration.

We are now inviting submission of proposals on international arbitration for the Call-for-Papers.  All proposals must be submitted via email to [email protected] by Sept 1, 2012.   Any questions should be directed to either of the ITA Winter Forum 2013 Co-Chairs, Joseph Matthews ([email protected]) or Jarrod Wong ([email protected]).  Full details can be found at this link:  http://www.cailaw.org/ita/2013winforum_papers.pdf   

 

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May 17, 2012
Call For Papers: AALS Section on Insurance Law
Posted by David Zaring

“Insurance and Consumer Protection”

2013 AALS Annual Meeting

January 4-7, 2013

New Orleans, Louisiana

The AALS Section on Insurance Law will hold a program on Insurance and Consumer Protection during the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The program is scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM. The program will feature a panel of leading research on consumer protection and insurance markets. Panelists scheduled to participate include: Shawn Cole (Harvard Business School), Kyle Logue (University of Michigan Law School), and Lauren Willis (Loyola Law School Los Angeles). We are looking to add one additional panelist through this Call for Papers.

Submissions: To be considered, a draft paper or proposal must be submitted by email to Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Program Chair, at [email protected]. A proposal must be comprehensive enough to allow for a meaningful evaluation of the proposed paper. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Decisions will be announced by Friday, September 28, 2012.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit. Faculty at fee-paid law schools; foreign, visiting and adjunct faculty members; graduate students; fellows; and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit. Papers may already be accepted for publication, provided that the paper will not be published before the AALS meeting.

Expenses: The panelist selected through this Call for Papers will be responsible for paying his or her own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Inquiries: Inquiries about this Call for Papers may be submitted to Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Georgetown University Law Center, [email protected], (202) 661-6589.

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May 07, 2012
Call for Papers: AALS Annual Mtg - Sections on Securities Regulation and Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services
Posted by Erik Gerding

Call for Papers

AALS Joint Program of the Securities Regulation Section and

Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services Section

The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries:

The Making and Un-Making of Markets

AALS Annual Meeting, January 4, 2013

New Orleans

 

            The AALS Section on Securities Regulation and the Section of Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services are pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a Call for Papers for their joint program on Friday, January 4th at the AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

            The topic of the program and call for papers is “The Regulation of Financial Market Intermediaries: The Making and Un-Making of Markets.”  The financial crisis witnessed numerous market failures involving an array of financial market intermediaries, including banks, broker dealers, and various kinds of investment funds (from money market mutual funds to hedge funds).  The crisis came at the end of a decades-long transformation of the U.S. financial services sector that blurred the boundaries between banking and securities businesses.   During this period a range of new intermediaries emerged and connected individuals and firms seeking financing to investors in capital markets.  At the same time, capital markets became increasingly dominated by financial institutions and other institutional investors.  Intermediaries devised and “made markets” for new and often highly illiquid and opaque financial instruments.  Many of these new markets froze or crashed in the financial crisis.  In response, Dodd-Frank and other financial reforms have imposed a grab bag of new rules on financial intermediaries. 

            Yet the effects of these financial reforms remain unclear.  Moreover, policymakers and scholars often disagree about the precise problems that these reforms are meant to address.  For example, the SEC’s headline-grabbing suit against Goldman Sachs over the ABACUS transactions focused on conflicts of interest for large financial conglomerates with different stakes in a transaction.  Meanwhile, other financial reforms have focused on the opacity of pricing in financial markets or on the solvency or liquidity risk faced by intermediaries.

            The tangle of potential market failures has led to a range of policy responses.  Often banking and securities scholars seem to look at the same set of market practices through radically different lenses.  Banking scholars focus on solvency crises and banking runs and debate the application of prudential rules on the risk-taking, leverage, and liquidity of intermediaries.  At the same time, securities scholars emphasize the problems of conflicts of interest and asymmetric information.  They then look to the traditional policy tools in their field such as disclosure, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance. 

            The dearth of dialogue between these two fields creates the risk of confusion in identifying both problems and solutions for financial intermediaries and the markets in which they operate.  To move the discussion forward, scholars in both fields may have to move outside their comfort zones.  The study of financial institutions cannot be limited to deposit-taking banks.  Similarly, securities regulation involves more than securities offerings and litigation, but the regulation of broker-dealers, investment advisers and funds, and the regulation of trading and markets.     

Form and length of submission

            The submissions committee looks forward to reviewing any papers that address the foregoing topics.  Abstracts should be comprehensive enough to allow the review committee to meaningfully evaluate the aims and likely content of papers they propose.  Eligible law faculty  are invited to submit manuscripts or abstracts dealing with any aspect of the foregoing topics. Untenured faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts or abstracts.  

            The initial review of the papers will be blind.  Accordingly the author should submit a cover letter with the paper.  However, the paper itself, including the title page and footnotes must not contain any references identifying the author or the author’s school.  The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes. 

            Papers may be accepted for publication but must not be published prior to the Annual Meeting.

Deadline and submission method

            To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Erik Gerding at [email protected]  The deadline for submission is August 10, 2012

            Papers will be selected after review by members of a Committee appointed by the Chairs of the two sections.  The authors of the selected papers will be notified by September 30, 2012. 

            The Call for Paper participants will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Eligibility

             Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers.  The following are ineligible to submit: foreign, visiting (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, non-law school faculty, and faculty at fee-paid non-member schools. 

            Please forward this Call for Papers to any eligible faculty who might be interested.

 

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April 18, 2012
Final Call For Papers - National Business Law Scholars Conference
Posted by David Zaring

National Business Law Scholars Conference  
June 27-28, 2012
University of Cincinnati College of Law
 
The deadline has been extended for the National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), formerly known as the Midwest Corporate Legal Scholars Conference.  The planners of the event have received an enthusiastic response from over three dozen academics from across the nation who plan to attend.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th at University of Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We welcome all on-topic submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate.  The conference will feature a panel discussion on the STOCK Act and the JOBS Act.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at [email protected] with an abstract or paper by May 25, 2012.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.  If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance”.  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator.  A conference schedule will be circulated in early June.

Conference Organizers:

Barbara Black
Eric C. Chaffee
Steven M. Davidoff

 

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October 05, 2011
Reminder: Call for Papers for GW's C-LEAF Junior Faculty Workshop--Deadline October 7
Posted by Lisa Fairfax

Just a reminder that the deadline for the call for papers for the Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Scholarship Prizes hosted by GW's Center for Law, Economics, and Finance is this Friday, October 7th.  The full call is below.

THE CENTER FOR LAW, ECONOMICS, AND FINANCE (C-LEAF) AT

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

Second Annual JUNIOR FACULTY BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL LAW WORKSHOP 

AND JUNIOR FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP PRIZES

 Sponsored by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

 CALL FOR PAPERS

             The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) at The George Washington University Law School is pleased to announce its second annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes.  The Workshop and Prizes are sponsored by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. The Workshop will be held on February 10-11, 2012 at GW Law School in Washington, DC.

             The Workshop supports and recognizes the work of young legal scholars in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, economics, finance and securities, while promoting interaction among them and selected senior faculty. By providing a forum for the exchange of creative ideas in these areas, C-LEAF also aims to encourage new and innovative scholarship.

           Approximately ten papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation at the Workshop pursuant to this Call for Papers. At the Workshop, one or more senior scholars will comment on each paper, followed by a general discussion of each paper among all participants. The Workshop audience will include invited young scholars, faculty from GW’s Law School and Business School, faculty from other institutions, and invited guests.

           At the conclusion of the Workshop, three papers will be selected to receive Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively.  All prize winners will be invited to become Fellows of C-LEAF. C-LEAF makes no publication commitment, but chosen papers will be featured on its website as part of the C-LEAF Working Paper series.

             Junior scholars who have held a full-time academic appointment for less than seven years as of the submission date are cordially invited to submit summaries or drafts of their papers.  Although published work is not eligible for submission, submissions may include work that has been accepted for publication. C-LEAF will cover hotel and meal expenses of all selected presenters.

 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry and known for its premier practice in the area of private investment funds and private equity M&A, generously sponsors the Junior Faculty Scholarship Workshop and Prizes and provides other financial assistance to C-LEAF.

             Those interested in presenting a paper at the Workshop should submit a summary or draft, preferably by e-mail, on or before October 7, 2011.  To facilitate blind review, your name and other identifying information should be redacted from your paper submission.  Direct your submission, along with any inquiries related to the Workshop, to: Professor Lisa M. Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052, [email protected].

             Papers and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes will be selected after a blind review by members of the C-LEAF Executive Board. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 15, 2011. Please feel free to pass this Call for Papers along to any colleagues who may be interested.

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