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June 3, 2011

Call for Papers Regulation in the Fringe Economy

Here is an opportunity for law professors or other authors who may be working on a paper on “fringe economy” credit and its regulation.    Washington & Lee Law Review is asking for paper submissions by Aug. 15 to be considered for inclusion in a symposium issue and presentation at a conference in Lexington, Va., on Nov. 11.

--Jean Braucher, University of Arizona

The symposium Regulation in the Fringe Economy represents the most significant attempt to date by legal scholars to address the vexing legal and social issues created by lenders on the fringes of the economy who offer payday, auto title, for-profit college, and refund anticipation loans. A complete list of confirmed participants and their paper topics is available at the conference website: http://law.wlu.edu/fringe. 

The Frances Lewis Law Center and the Washington and Lee Law Review are delighted to sponsor this conference which will take place on November 11, 2011 at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. The Washington and Lee Law Review will publish a symposium issue featuring the conference papers in 2012.

The sponsors’ goal is to encourage and recognize excellent legal scholarship in this area. To advance their goal, the sponsors invite lawyers, judges, and scholars to submit papers on regulation in the fringe economy. Papers on related high-risk consumer financial products are also encouraged. An author should submit his or her manuscript in an exclusive submission on or before August 15, 2011. A submission should be no longer than 50 pages or 15,000 words. A limited number of submissions will be accepted. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper and participation in the symposium no later than August 20, 2011.

Selected authors will present their papers at the November 11 conference. All participants are asked to provide their own travel expenses. Papers specifying the conference may be mailed to the Washington and Lee Law Review or sent electronically to [email protected]. The Law Review Articles Editors and Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Margaret Howard will review the papers.

Even if you are not able to submit a paper, the sponsors invite you to attend the conference. There will be no charge for attending. The Frances Lewis Law Center is a licensed Virginia Continuing Legal Education provider which will supply Virginia CLE credit for those attending.

Mallory A. Sullivan -- Symposium Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review

Christine M. Shepard -- Editor in Chief, Washington and Lee Law Review

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An amendment to title 11 would be ludicrous and silly. But I guess that's what you get when dealing with the government. I worked as a paralegal to Gary P Lightman and he has a very strong opinion of this.

Posted by: Alexa Mason | Jun 22, 2011 11:54:10 AM

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