Monday, August 23, 2021

AALS Section on Securities Regulation: CFP Deadlines Extended

Please note the deadline extensions on the following previously posted calls for papers for the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting.

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Section on Securities Regulation: Open Call for Papers

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites submissions for its session at the 2022 annual meeting of the AALS. The annual meeting will be held virtually from January 5-9, 2022, with Section on Securities Regulation panel scheduled for Saturday, January 8 from 12:35-1:50pm. We welcome submissions at any stage of development, although preference may be given to more fully developed papers over abstracts and paper proposals. The submission should relate to the following session description:

Equality and Access in Securities Markets

Recent years have seen increasing attention to issues of equality and access in securities markets. Nasdaq has proposed requiring listed company boards to include at least one female member and one member from an underrepresented minority. The SEC recently amended Regulation S-K to add human capital as a broad topic for disclosure, but declined to require companies to divulge diversity data. In addition to issues relevant to regulated companies, gaps remain in the gender and racial diversity of the SEC’s own commissioners and staff. More broadly, equity and access in securities markets have expanded due to Robinhood and similar modalities, as exemplified by the “meme stock” phenomenon. This panel will provide a forum for securities regulation scholars to discuss the reforms on the table as well as others that require more attention.

By August 31, 2021, please send your submission to Jackie Walters at jljamiso@illinois.edu. The authors of the selected papers will be notified in September 2021. In addition to the proposal submission please also indicate (a) whether you are tenured, pre-tenure, or other; and (b) whether you are in your first five years as a law professor (including any years spent as a fellow or visiting assistant professor).

Section on Securities Regulation: Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites submissions from junior scholars (defined as those who have been in a tenure-track position for 7 or fewer years) for its Emerging Voices session at the 2022 AALS annual meeting. The session will be held virtually on Saturday, January 8 from 4:45-6:00 p.m. (EST). The session brings together junior and senior securities regulation scholars for the purpose of providing junior scholars feedback on their scholarship and helping them prepare their work for submission for publication. Junior scholars’ presentations of their drafts will be followed by comments from senior scholars and further audience discussion.

If you would like to present your draft as a junior scholar, by August 31, 2021, please send your draft to Professor Jeremy McClane at jmcclane@illinois.edu. We welcome submissions at any stage of development, although preference may be given to more fully developed papers over abstracts and paper proposals. The authors of the selected papers will be notified by mid-September 2021. 

If you would like to volunteer to provide feedback as a more senior scholar, please let Professor McClane know, at jmcclane@illinois.edu, by August 31, 2021. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

On behalf of the Section on Securities Regulation

Chair: Jeremy McClane (University of Illinois)
Chair-Elect: Kristin N. Johnson (Emory University)

Member of the Executive Committee:
Benjamin Edwards (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher (Duke University)
Arthur B. Laby (Rutgers University)
Usha R. Rodrigues (University of Georgia)
Andrew Tuch (Washington University in St. Louis)
Yesha Yadav (Vanderbilt University)

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