May 19, 2008

New Contributing Editors

     posted by Gary Rosin

The UB blog welcomes new Contributing Editors:

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.


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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] by no later than September 1, 2008.

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