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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Call For Papers -- Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Conference June 15, 2011

The Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Conference (MCLSC) meeting will be Wednesday, June 15th, at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio. This is the second annual meeting of the MCLSC, and we are opening up the meeting to all corporate law scholars.  Presentations will start in the morning and end late afternoon. There will be an on-campus lunch and breakfast, as well as an informal off-campus dinner Wednesday night following the end of the conference. We welcome all on-topic paper submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for all submitted papers to be presented.  Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to submit papers, and we will attempt to assign a commentator for each junior paper presented. 

To submit a presentation, email Profess Eric C. Chaffee at eric.chaffee@notes.udayton.edu with an abstract or paper by March 15, 2011. Please title the email “MCLSC Submission – {Name}”. If you would like to attend, but not present a paper email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “MCLSC Attendance”.  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator. A conference schedule will be circulated in May.

Conference Organizers

Barbara Black
Eric C. Chaffee
Steven M. Davidoff

March 10, 2011 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ketchum Says Fiduciary Standard for Dealers no earlier than mid-2012

FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum predicted that registered representatives would operate under a fiducary standard no earlier than the second half of 2012, because of the need for an implementation process at the SEC.  In addition, if FINRA is designated as the SRO for investment advisers, it would create a discrete board to take responsibility for investment adviser issues and build a new staff knowledgeable in that area to oversee investment advisers.  He made his remarks at the annual meeting of the Financial Services Institute.  InvNews, Fiduciary standard not happening until mid-2012: Ketchum

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Meeting -- June 15 at OSU

Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Meeting
June 15, 2011
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

The Midwest Corporate Law Scholars Conference (MCLSC) meeting will be Wednesday, June 15th, at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio. This is the second annual meeting of the MCLSC, and we are opening up the meeting to all corporate law scholars.  Presentations will start in the morning and end late afternoon. There will be an on-campus lunch and breakfast, as well as an informal off-campus dinner Wednesday night following the end of the conference. We welcome all on-topic paper submissions and will attempt to provide the opportunity for all submitted papers to be presented.  Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to submit papers, and we will attempt to assign a commentator for each junior paper presented. 

To submit a presentation, email Profess Eric C. Chaffee at eric.chaffee@notes.udayton.edu with an abstract or paper by March 15, 2011. Please title the email “MCLSC Submission – {Name}”. If you would like to attend, but not present a paper email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “MCLSC Attendance”.  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator. A conference schedule will be circulated in May.

Conference Organizers
Barbara Black
Eric C. Chaffee
Steven M. Davidoff

January 24, 2011 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Forensics Accounting Master Ranks Blogs in its Field

Forensics Accounting Masters has posted a "Top 50" list of blogs related to forensic accounting, securities fraud, corporate governance and other topics.  It's a good compilation of well-regarded blogs; I'm proud to say Securities Law Prof is ranked at #47.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

FINRA Foundation Releases Results of Financial Capability Survey

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) today launched an interactive Web resource to display the results of America's first State-by-State Financial Capability Survey, which was also released today. The new website displays a clickable map of the United States that permits comparison of the financial capabilities of Americans in every state and across geographic regions. The State-by-State Financial Capability Survey, which surveyed more than 28,000 respondents, was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

The state-by-state survey found a significant disparity in financial capability across state lines and demographic groups:

  • Citizens of New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire are the most financially capable. Those states ranked in the top five among all states in at least three of five measures of financial capability.
  • Kentucky and Montana stood out as having lower financial capability when compared to other states. Citizens of both states were among the least financially capable in at least three of five measures of financial capability.
  • Young Americans nationally were more likely to be less financially capable than older Americans, and they were significantly more likely to engage in non-bank borrowing.
     

The state-by-state survey echoed several of the findings of a smaller-scale national survey released in 2009, finding:

  • Over half of all Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. 55 percent of Americans report spending more than or about equal to their household income.
  • A significant majority of Americans (60 percent) do not have a "rainy day" fund to cover three months of unanticipated financial emergencies.
  • More than one in five Americans (24 percent) have engaged in some form of higher cost non-bank borrowing during the last five years, including taking out a payday loan or getting an advance on a tax refund.
  • Americans, on average, were able to correctly answer just three of five questions about fundamental financial concepts.

The study was developed in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.  The data were collected through an online survey of 28,146 respondents (approximately 500 per state, plus D.C.), over a five-month period, June – October 2009. Within each state, data were weighted to match 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) distributions on age category by gender, ethnicity and education. All data in the surveys are self-reported by the respondents themselves

December 8, 2010 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Perino's Hellhound of Wall Street

For those looking for a good read over the holiday season, I recommend The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance, by Michael Perino (St. Johns).  Here is a brief description:

A gripping account of the underdog Senate lawyer who unmasked the financial wrongdoing that led to the Crash of 1929 and forever changed the relationship between Washington and Wall Street.

In The Hellhound of Wall Street, Michael Perino recounts in riveting detail the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Never before in American history had so many financial titans been called to account before the public, and they had come within a few weeks of emerging unscathed. By the time Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant and former New York prosecutor, took over as chief counsel, the investigation had dragged on ineffectively for nearly a year and was universally written off as dead.

The Hellhound of Wall Street provides a minute-by-minute account of the ten dramatic days when Pecora turned the hearings around, cross- examining the officers of National City Bank (today's Citigroup), particularly its chairman, Charles Mitchell, one of the best known bankers of his day. Mitchell strode into the hearing room in obvious disdain for the proceedings, but he left utterly disgraced. Pecora's rigorous questioning revealed that City Bank was guilty of shocking financial abuses, from selling worthless bonds to manipulating its stock price. Most offensive of all was the excessive compensation and bonuses awarded to its executives for peddling shoddy securities to the American public.

Pecora became an unlikely hero to a beleaguered nation. The man whom the press called "the hellhound of Wall Street" was the son of a struggling factory worker. Precocious and determined, he became one of New York's few Italian American lawyers at a time when Italians were frequently stereotyped as anarchic criminals. The image of an immigrant lawyer challenging a blue-blooded Wall Street tycoon was just one more sign that a fundamental shift was taking place in America.

By creating the sensational headlines needed to galvanize public opinion for reform, the Pecora hearings spurred Congress to take unprecedented steps to rein in the freewheeling banking industry and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms. A gripping courtroom drama with remarkable contemporary relevance, The Hellhound of Wall Street brings to life a crucial turning point in American financial history.

December 5, 2010 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fordham Seeks Teams and Practitioners for Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Fordham Law School is hosting the 2011 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place in NYC March 25-27, 2011.  The Competition offers teams the opportunity to test appellate advocacy skills before leading jurists, securities regulators, academics, and practitioners.  Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh (D.C. Cir.), Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. (10th Cir.), Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr. (6th Cir.), S.E.C. Commissioner Troy A. Paredes, and Judge Richard A. Posner (7th Cir.) have agreed to serve as the final round panel.
 
Fordham is now seeking a few teams to round out the competition (registration deadline is Dec. 6), and a bevy of practitioners to serve as preliminary round judges and grade competitor briefs.  They need help from anyone interested, with all levels of experience, whether in litigation, transactions, securities, finance, in-house, or public service, and CLE credit is available.  Additional information and online sign-up is at law.fordham.edu/kaufmanjudge.   

November 26, 2010 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Boston University Honors Professor Frankel with Fiduciary Duty Conference

Boston University School of Law is holding a conference on The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel, on October 29, 2010, at the Law School.  The school is honoring Professor Tamar Frankel with a conference featuring outstanding scholars and legal practitioners giving papers and commentaries on the role of fiduciary law and trust in the 21st century. Boston University Law Review will publish the papers and proceedings.

This Conference highlights the nature and scope of fiduciary law, and its relationship to other legal doctrines and categories.  It considers how fiduciary law can be illuminated by viewing it through the lens of such disciplines as economics, psychology, history, political science, and philosophy.  It also investigates current debates about recognizing fiduciary duties in the determination of executive compensation, in the prohibition of insider trading under the federal securities laws, in the largely unregulated world of securities and mortgage broker-dealers, and in modern capital structure and governance.  It further explores the relevance of fiduciary law principles to the abuse of power by public officials and to other issues of democratic legitimacy, as well as the relevance of constraints on political power to the duties of private actors.

For further information, including the schedule and list of participants, see the BULaw website.


 

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality in American Law Symposium

On November 12, 2010, Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California is hosting a symposium titled Beyond Borders: Extraterritoriality in American Law. This one-day symposium will bring together leading legal figures from throughout the country to analyze critical issues related to transnational litigation and extraterritorial regulation.  Do U.S. law stop at the border?  If not, when do they – or when should they – govern the conduct of people abroad?  From the controversial extraterritorial application of U.S. domestic law, to the contentious uses of universal jurisdiction in the human rights context, to debates over the extent to which the U.S. Constitution applies outside U.S. territory, a flurry of recent scholarship has involved disputes over the geographic reach of domestic law. 

The symposium will bring together leading scholars to discuss the history, doctrine, and current issues related to extraterritoriality.  The proceedings will be published in the Southwestern Law Review and distributed widely.  The following professors are participating in the symposium (listed alphabetically):

• Jeffery Atik, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
• Hannah Buxbaum, Professor of Law, Indiana Univ. Maurer School of Law
• Lea Brilmayer, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
• William Dodge, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
• Stephen Gardbaum, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
• Andrew Guzman, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
• Max Huffman, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana Univ. School of Law
• Chimene Keitner, Associate Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
• John Knox, Professor of Law, Wake Forest Univ. School of Law
• Caleb Mason, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
• Daniel Margolies, Professor of History, Virginia Wesleyan College
• Jeff Meyer, Professor of Law, Quinnipiac Univ. School of Law
• Trevor Morrison, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
• Austen Parrish, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
• Tonya Putnam, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
• Kal Raustiala, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
• Bartholomew Sparrow, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
• Peter Spiro, Professor of Law, Temple Univ. Beasley School of Law
• Christopher Whytock, Acting Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Monday, August 9, 2010

University of Tennessee Conference on Behavior & Business Law

University of Tennessee College of Law Presents
A Multidisciplinary Event:
Behavior and Business Law Conference
October 2, 2010
Business Law in the New Economy
The recent financial crisis has prompted policymakers in the U.S. and abroad to reexamine some basic assumptions of a market economy. In reexamining these assumptions, policymakers are studying the findings of one of the hottest topics within academia: behavioral studies.

This emerging field of research uses facts and methods from the social sciences, such as psychology and sociology, to better understand how people behave across social and business settings in terms of decision-making, willpower, and motivation.

This conference will consider the implications of behavioral studies in four key areas:

First, we will look at how behavioral economics can be applied to corporate and securities law. Business associations have cultures and exhibit behaviors as participants in society. How can laws and informal norms affect the behavior of business associations and their constituents?


Next we will consider how behavioral research can aid in resolving disputes, where emotions can often play an important role.


After lunch with law professor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds, we will consider the role of behavioral economics in consumer protection. Do people act contrary to their longterm interests, and, if so, should the law protect them or is that too paternalistic?


Finally, we will consider an issue that has vexed philosophers and theologians for centuries: What makes us happy in business and law?


Each workshop features an academic paper with commentary by other panelists and the audience participants. The scholars participating in the conference come from a variety of institutions and fields of interest.  All workshops, the CLE, and the evening reception and dinner are open to all conference registrants, who may attend as many of the sessions as they like. For further information, see the UT website.

August 9, 2010 in Professional Announcements | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Call for Papers --Fiduciary Standards of Conduct

BOSTON UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF BANKING & FINANCIAL LAW
CALL FOR PAPERS

Summary: Call for Short Papers.  The editors of the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law, in cooperation with The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard, invites papers from scholars, researchers, practitioners, and professionals for 1,250- to 4,000-word paper contributions to an issue slated for publication during the Fall of 2010.  This issue focuses on the application of fiduciary duties to the delivery of investment advice as potentially impacted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Completed manuscripts are due not later than August 31, 2010.

Research Topics:  Three- to seven-page research papers covering the topics of the SEC’s study, which is referenced below, are welcome.  An emphasis on the purpose, function and parameters of the fiduciary standard of conduct under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, contrasts with state common law, as well as their application to investment advisers, and its potential application to the investment advisory activities of broker-dealers, is desired.  Economic analysis of the issues, including the application of behavioral research, is also requested.  Appropriate citation to legal authority and/or discussion of economic theory, and/or the use of appropriate consumer survey or other data sets, is strongly encouraged.  Additionally:

(1) Section 913 of the Dodd-frank legislation calls for a six-month study by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which includes an examination of the “standards of care” for brokers-dealers (and their registered representatives) and investment advisers (and their representatives).

(2) The SEC is directed to issue a Report to Congress regarding the study, and in connection therewith the SEC is expected to receive the public views of knowledgeable persons. To that end, the Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law, with assistance from The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard, is putting out this Call for Papers, of length from three to seven pages, which papers should address one or more of the questions posed in the SEC’s study.  Please consult the full text of Section 913(b) of the legislation (see link below).

(3) Given the short time available to the SEC for the completion of its study, papers should be submitted to the email address shown below not later than August 31, 2010.

(4) Papers will be reviewed by a panel formed by The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard. (See below). 

All papers which in the judgment of The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard are likely to provide substantial assistance to the SEC (regardless of the point of view expressed) will be assembled by The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard and submitted as a group to the SEC in early September 2010. The Editors of Boston University Review of Banking & Financial Law will then select a smaller number of papers for publication in the Review of Banking & Financial Law in the Fall of 2010.
 
(5) Writers are encouraged to address the purpose of fiduciary standards and the manner of application to RIA and/or BD activities, as well as address the other issues posed by Congress in connection with the study.  Section 913 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which calls for the study, may be found at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h4173enr.txt.pdf

Questions?  If you have any questions, please submit them to fiduciary.papers@gmail.com.

Associated Public Policy Conference.  The Committee for the Fiduciary Standard and other professional and industry organizations may host a special Public Policy Conference early this Fall.  The date and location of this Conference will be announced not later than August 20, 2010.  Select authors will be invited to present their papers and/or participate in panel discussions.  This Conference will address current issues in the regulation of investment advice, with an emphasis on understanding fiduciary standards of conduct, for the purpose of providing valued input to policy makers.
Submission Procedure.   Please submit papers of no less than three, nor more than seven pages to the e-mail address shown below, not later than August 31, 2010. Earlier submissions are encouraged.  All papers submitted should be in the format of Word, with end notes (not footnotes), 8.5 x 11, 12-pt. font size, Times New Roman font, single-space, and of 1,250 to 4,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Please e-mail all papers to: fiduciary.papers@gmail.com.

Within three business days following receipt of a paper, an acknowledgement of receipt and Publication Agreement (for purposes of distribution to SEC staff, for papers which are subsequently approved) will be furnished by e-mail to each author. 


 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

UC Law Seeks Applications for Faculty Positions in Corporate Law

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in a broad number of areas, including agency/partnership/unincorporated business associations,  civil procedure, commercial law, corporations, criminal law, criminal procedure, employment and labor law, evidence, immigration, international law, property, torts, and wills and trusts.  We also seek applications for visiting faculty positions in those areas.  All applicants should have a distinguished academic background and either great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The University of Cincinnati is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Contact:  Professor Verna L. Williams, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee; University of Cincinnati College of Law; P.O. Box 210040; Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040. 

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Annual Midwest Corporate Scholars Conference at Cincinnati June 22

Steven Davidoff (Connecticut/OSU), Eric Chaffee (Dayton) and Barbara Black (Cincinnati) have organized what we are rather ambitiously calling the First Annual Midwest Corporate Scholars Conference, to be held at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on June 22.  For the inaugural conference, we thought to solicit participation from corporate law professors at Ohio law schools, with a view toward expanding our targeted market in future years.  To that end, Eric has planned a full day's program with a number of presentations from Ohio law professors on a variety of topics related to corporate and securities law. 

We extend an invitation to all corporate law scholars who wish to travel to Cincinnati to attend. If you want to attend, just send me an email (barbara.black@uc.edu) so that I can arrange for sufficient food (continental breakfast and box lunches).  If you would like to present a paper, while the program is quite full, you may be able to negotiate that with Eric Chaffee (eric.chaffee@notes.udayton.edu).  Contact any of us if you want further information about anything else.

We hope to see you in Cincinnati on June 22!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SEC Historical Society Presents Program on Self-Regulation in Securities Industry

The SEC Historical Society presents a panel discussion on Self-Regulation in the Securities Industry at noon on June 3, which will be webcast from the Society's webpage.

The program is moderated by Professor Donna M. Nagy (Indiana-Bloomington). 

Presenters are:

  • James A. Brigagliano, Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • James F. Duffy, Interim Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Regulation, Inc.
  • Richard G. Ketchum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FINRA
  • Joanne Moffic-Silver, General Counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange

LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST
June 3, 2010 • 12:00 noon ET
Free and accessible worldwide without prior registration

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

FINRA Funds Four Law School Clinics to Help Investors

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation today announced $1 million in grants to launch four law school clinics that will provide legal help to underserved investors involved in securities disputes. These start-up grants will help fill the gap in legal representation for investors with small claims who do not have the financial resources to obtain legal counsel. The Foundation awarded $250,000 each to:

  • Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida;
  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.;
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California; and
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

The FINRA Foundation chose these law schools because they are well-positioned to launch and maintain clinics that will allow supervised law students to take on securities disputes. As a condition of the grant, each law school was required to demonstrate institutional support of the clinic beyond the three-year grant program and provide investor education and outreach in their community. Students who participate in these clinics will not receive compensation, but will benefit from serving the public interest, earning course credit and gaining experience representing clients in actual cases.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

University of Cincinnati March 5 Symposium on Globalization

The Globalization of Securities Regulation: Competition or Coordination? is the topic of the 23rd Annual Symposium of the Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, which will be held on March 5, 2010.  Confirmed speakers include:  William Bratton (GW), Steven Davidoff (Conn.), Frederick Tung (Emory), Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana-Bloomington), James Fanto (Brooklyn), Eric Pan (Cardozo), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Andrea Corcoran (Align International), Chris Brummer (GW), Eric Chaffee (Dayton).  Please see the brochure(Download Corplaw2010brochureFINAL) for additional information.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brooklyn Law Symposium on The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities

On February 5, Brooklyn Law School is holding a fascinating symposium entitled Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities.  Panels will include psychologists (Tom Tyler, among others), theorists and philosophers (Meir Dan Cohen), and corporate and criminal law scholars, including Peter Henning (Wayne State), Jayne Barnard (W&M), James Fanto (Brooklyn).  The program is free for those who do not want CLE credit, but RSVPs are required.  See the brochure ( Download BLS TragerSymposium ) for more information.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

USD Law School Establishes its Center for Corporate and Securities Law

The University of San Diego School of Law announces the establishment of its Center for Corporate and Securities Law under the directorship of Professor Frank Partnoy.  The Center describes its mission as helping to "enrich scholarly and popular debate on a wide range of issues related to corporate governance, financial regulation and other business law topics. The center hosts academic and public conferences, publishes papers and discussions from those conferences, provides point-of-contact for popular and business media on issues of broad public interest, supports faculty and student research, and sponsors public lectures."  Congratulations to Frank and USD on this endeavor.  Its inaugural program includes a presentation by Delaware Chancellor Leo Strine.  For information on its programming, see its website

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Emory Law Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills Seeks Proposals

Emory University School of Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice will hold its second biennial conference on the teaching of transactional law and skills, Transactional Education:  What’s Next?  The conference will be held at Emory Law on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, 2010.

The Steering Committee is soliciting proposals immediately, but in no event later than 5:00 p.m., February 1, 2010. It welcomes proposals on any subject of interest to current or potential teachers of transactional law and skills.


 

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Capital University Law School's 6th Annual Business & Tax Institute Focuses on Corporate Governance

Capital University Law School’s Sixth Annual Business and Tax Institute is shifting its focus this year from tax and estate planning to new corporate governance issues emerging out of the financial crisis, and transaction options for distressed companies trying to stay afloat in choppy economic waters.  The conference topic is “The Financial Crisis: New Administration Initiatives and How Practitioners Should Advise Clients as a Result.” It will be held Friday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, 275 E. Broad St., in downtown Columbus.
 
The morning sessions will focus on the financial crisis and the governance of private and publicly held for-profit and nonprofit corporations. Afternoon sessions will address financial transactions for distressed companies, including bankruptcy, restructuring and raising capital. Featured speakers and panelists include nationally recognized practicing attorneys, business financial advisors and academics.  

Up to 7.0 continuing legal education credits are available.  More information is found at the school's website. 

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