May 19, 2008
New Contributing Editors
posted by Gary Rosin
The UB blog welcomes new Contributing Editors:
- Carter Bishop, a recovering reporter for some of the recent Uniform UBE acts
- Dan Kleinberger, yet another recovering Uniform UBE Acts reporter
- Beth Miller, an active member, and former chair, of the ABA Business Law Committee Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities
- Doug Moll, one of the go-to guys on closely-held businesses
- Larry Ribstein, among other, the current chair of the AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations
- Val Ricks, a colleague who was pressed into service teaching "Agency & Partnership", and liked it enough to be on the Executive Council of the AALS Section
Except for Beth Miller, all of the "editorial board" are current or former members of the AALS Section Executive Council. A couple of us are even former Chairs. I was one of the founders of the Section, but claim no responsibility in saddling it with that unwieldy name.
I've been on discussion lists with several of the new CEs, and know that they have strong, but often conflicting, opinions on the laws of Agency and UBEs. I look forward to some geat discussions.
April 05, 2008
Call for Papers: AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships & LLCs
The AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships & LLCs has put out a Call for Papersfor the 2009 Annual Meeting:
The Section on Agency, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies is calling for papers for the 2009 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego. We are interested in presentations on the application of modern theories and empirical methods of business associations to agency and unincorporated firms. The program has two goals: First, to show how these theories can be enriched by taking them outside the "box" of corporate law; and second, to show the relevance of agency and unincorporated firms to the mainstream of corporate theory and empirics. A non-exhaustive list of possible topics includes the nature and function of fiduciary duties, agency theory, the role and enforcement of contracts, jurisdictional competition and choice of form, the relationship of federal and state law, jurisprudence, international and institutional comparisons, and legal and economic history.
Please email either a draft paper if available, or if not an abstract and outline, to Larry E. Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law, ribstein [at] law.uic.edu by no later than September 1, 2008.