Wednesday, February 4, 2015


I am a list maker.  I make daily to do lists, grocery lists, research plans, workout schedules (that quickly get jettisoned) and  complicated child care matrices necessary in two-career families.  How else am I supposed to remember and keep on my radar all of the things that I am supposed to be doing now, or doing when I have time, or things that I can't forget to do in the future?  One area where I feel deficient is in planning my conference travel/attendance. It always feels either a little ad hoc (ohh I got an invitation and I never say no to those!) or a little out habit (once you have presented at a conference it is easier to be asked to participate in future panels). Rarely does it feel like a part of an intentional plan for the year where I set out to prioritize conference A or break into conference B.  

Realizing that this year there are 3 corporate law events within 10 days of each other is seriously making me reconsider my approach.  I need a conference list-- a way to plan for the coming year, prioritize opportunities and frankly, schedule grandparent visits (read: child care) when I need to travel for more than a night or two.  

Below is my running list of annual or nearly annual events, but I know that I am missing big pieces of the conference puzzle.  Please contribute in the comments so we can create a list of some standard corporate law events (great for new teachers, great for those looking to expand their research circles, etc.).  Updated to reflect suggestions in comments & put in approximate order of timing.


-Anne Tucker

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I've been thinking for a while that someone *should* keep track of the conferences that a budding business law person should try to attend. Thank you so much for the blog post with excellent suggestions. I'm adding a few of my own below (organized by date):

C-LEAF Junior Faculty Workshop (Feb. 27-28, 2015, a call for papers in the summer)
Law and Entrepreneurship Retreat (UGA, March 21, 2015, a call for papers was released a month ago or so)
Institute of Law & Economic Policy (ILEP) symposium (in April, by invitation)
Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, late September, a call for papers in the spring)
Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (Wash U, October 30-31, 2015, a call for papers in the late spring)
Corporate and Securities Litigation Workshop (Boston University, early November, expect a call for papers in the spring)

Posted by: Urska | Feb 4, 2015 6:29:56 AM

Thanks Anne and Urska - very helpful - though these lists make me feel tired and unproductive all at the same time. I am only attending one this year (SEALS). There is an annual national conference and a number of annual regional conferences for legal studies professors in business schools, but we occasionally have professors from law schools join us (especially those who are looking to make the switch to a business school). All of those conferences can be found on the Academy of Legal Studies website -

Posted by: Haskell Murray | Feb 4, 2015 8:14:11 AM

Just a clarification, Anne, to this super list. The SEALS conference proposals (many of which are preceded by solicitations for papers since the discussion sessions require them as a condition of participation) are usually due in the fall (on or about October 1). But the submission of those papers (and junior scholar and other papers) typically is not until spring or early summer. It is true, however, that there often is room for new, current events-type submissions in the winter/early spring.

Again, thanks for this great list.

Posted by: joanheminway | Feb 6, 2015 5:08:23 AM

Thank you for the clarification Joan.

Posted by: Anne Tucker | Feb 6, 2015 5:51:39 AM

I am organizing a Symposium on Corporate Governance and Capital Markets in Ottawa in June 2015 and would like to post the announcement on your blog. Your help is appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by: P.M. Vasudev | Feb 10, 2015 10:49:20 AM

my email is provided on the homepage of the blog-- scroll down to the pictures/bios and send me the call you want published.

Posted by: Anne Tucker | Feb 10, 2015 10:50:51 AM

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