Thursday, September 23, 2021
Although we had hoped to be together again in person this year, our annual gathering of bloggers from the BLPB is back on Zoom again this year. [sigh] The good news for all of you readers is that you do not have to travel to Knoxville, TN to "see" and hear us! This year's edition of "Connecting the Threads" will be held tomorrow (Friday) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Eastern time. The full schedule is available here and this is the Zoom connection for the entire day.
Here is the basic schedule, so you can get a quick lay of the land:
Schedule of Events
Registration / 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Introduction / 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Interim Dean Doug Blaze
Panel I - Insider Trading in Response to Expressive Trading / 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Panel II - Ten Ethics Traps for Business Lawyers / 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Marcia Narine Weldon
Break / 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Panel III - Paying for Energy Peaks: Learning from Texas' February 2021 Power Crisis / 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.
Colleen Baker and James Coleman
Lunch / 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Keynote Speaker - Securities Regulation and the Supreme Court / 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Panel V - Choice of Entity: The Fiscal Sponsorship Alternative to Nonprofit Incorporation / 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Break / 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Panel VI - An Empirical Analysis of Shareholder Oppression Disputes / 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Panel VII - Enforcing Benefit Corporation Reporting / 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Closing / 4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Each panel also features brief commentaries from a member of the UT Law faculty (full-time or adjunct) and a current UT Law student. We hope that many of you can join us for all or part of the day to listen in. Please contact me if you have any question.
[Editor's Apologia: I had planned to post on tomorrow's symposium earlier in the week. But Monday (my normal blogging day for the BLPB) came and went; Tuesday and Wednesday, too. At least I have a decent excuse. I have somehow strained my shoulder and this is the first day this week that I can type comfortably with my right hand. I finally gave in and saw a doctor on Tuesday evening. No broken bones, but the mobility in my right upper arm is very limited, and movement in some directions and in some tasks is painful. I am taking prednisone and a muscle relaxant (the latter only when needed) and the pain is significantly reduced unless I try to move my arm up or back. That is a huge improvement over where I was on Tuesday. More news when I have it. Physical therapy starts Monday. I am not looking forward to that!]