Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Call for Papers - AALS Section of Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The AALS Section of Financial Institutions & Consumer Financial Services will host the first AALS FinReg Conference on November 4, 2022, in-person, at the Antonin Scalia Law School, in Arlington, Virginia."

The deadline to submit a paper or abstract for consideration is October 16, 2022.  The complete call for papers is here: Download AALS_GMU_Call_for_paper

October 5, 2022 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 4, 2022

AALS Section on Business Associations - Tuesday Deadline for 2023 Annual Meeting Submissions

Jim Park, Chair of the Section on Business Associations of the Association of American Law Schools recently sent section members a reminder message relating to submissions for the section's program for the 2023 Annual Meeting.  The extended deadline for submissions is Tuesday.  I blogged about the call for papers back in May (the post includes the entire initial call for papers) and am including an excerpted version of Jim's recent message below for ease of reference.

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Dear Members of the AALS Business Associations Section:

I am writing to let you know that the deadline for submitting a paper for presentation at our program in San Diego on January 4, 2023 has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. The topic of the program is Corporate Governance in a Time of Global Uncertainty. Please send all submissions to Mira Ganor at mganor@law.utexas.edu with the words "AALS - BA- Paper Submission" in the subject line of your submission email. . . .

Thanks, Jim

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I hope folks whose research addresses the call will send along their work for consideration.  The annual meeting program often is a great way to jumpstart the new semester and generates ideas for future scholarship and collaborations.  Both presenters and audience members benefit in these and other ways.

September 4, 2022 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Call for Papers - Business Ethics and the Future of Work

Dear BLPB Readers:

"CALL FOR PAPERS
BUSINESS ETHICS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

The Center for Ethics, Diversity, and Workplace Culture in the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Center for Legal Studies & Business Ethics in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, and the American Business Law Journal to Cohost 2023 Symposium:

Business Ethics and the Future of Work

The Center for Ethics, Diversity, and Workplace Culture, the Center for Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) welcome submissions on business ethics and the future of work. The ABLJ is rated an A journal on the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal quality list and is the premier peer-reviewed research journal in business law. The symposium theme is consistent with 2020 AACSB Standard 9. The ABLJ anticipates publishing a special issue devoted to the symposium theme.

The societal, economic, cultural, and public health challenges and opportunities of the last decade have dramatically altered the ways that workers around the globe conceive of their work and the workplace. The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter Movements, the global pandemic, innovations in technology and artificial intelligence, and a resurgence of labor organizing, among other forces, necessitate a reconsideration of ethical business practices particularly as they impact employees and the modern workplace. Organizations across industry sectors must contemplate “hybrid” work spaces, demands for corporate social responsibility, and serious calls for an equitable and inclusive workplace culture. While industry professionals are beginning to contemplate these large-scale changes, there is a need for legal and ethics research to help guide this conversation. This symposium hopes to generate a broad range of scholarship that develops thought leadership around business ethics and the future of work in this new reality."

The complete call for papers is Download RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM_2023.

August 24, 2022 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 12, 2022

Financial Restructuring Roundtable - Call for Papers

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Financial Restructuring Roundtable
Call for Papers 

The Financial Restructuring Roundtable (formerly the West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable) will be held in person on April 6, 2023 in New York City. Spearheaded by Tony Casey, Samir Parikh, Robert Rasmussen, and Michael Simkovic, this invitation-only event brings together practitioners, jurists, scholars, and finance industry professionals to discuss important financial restructuring and business law issues. 

The Roundtable invites the submission of papers. Selected participants will receive a $2,000 stipend and have the opportunity to workshop their papers in an intimate, collegial setting. Last year’s attendees included Ken Ayotte, Douglas Baird, Bruce Bennett, Jared Ellias, Anna Gelpern, Marshall Huebner, Ed Morrison, Mark Roe, David Skeel, and Jamie Sprayregen. 

We seek papers exploring diverse topics and will be interested in interdisciplinary perspectives. Papers will be selected through a blind review process. Scholars are invited to submit a 3 – 5 page overview of a proposed paper. Submissions may be an introduction, excerpt from a longer paper, or extended abstract. The submission should be anonymized, and – aside from general citations to the author’s previous articles – all references to the author should be removed.

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2022. Invitations will be issued via email by November 1.  Working drafts of papers must be available for circulation to participants by February 10, 2023.  

Proposals – as well as questions and concerns – should be directed to Samir Parikh at sparikh@lclark.edu

The Financial Restructuring Roundtable is hosted by the University of Chicago Law School, USC Gould School of Law, and Lewis & Clark Law School in partnership with the Penn Restructuring Institute and Sidley Austin.

August 12, 2022 in Call for Papers, Joan Heminway, Research/Scholarhip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Call for Papers - Fifth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics

Dear BLPB readers:

"Fifth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics
October 20-21, 2022 (virtual)

The macroeconomic instability of the 2020s continues to fuel economic, social, and political
turmoil worldwide and to recast our understanding of law and macroeconomics. The ongoing crisis
has opened up new and vitally important research opportunities. As we press on towards pandemic
recovery and confront new challenges, the Fifth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics will
focus on the law’s role in shaping a sustainable and resilient macroeconomy and on the role of
macroeconomic policy in national, regional, and global governance."

September 15, 2022 is the deadline for submitting papers for consideration.  The conference website and complete call for papers is here.

August 3, 2022 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker, Financial Markets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

University of Pennsylvania Law Review - Debt Markets Symposium Call for Papers

This came in from our student editor and faculty friends at Penn Law:

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review will host its annual symposium on Friday, October 7, 2022, in-person. This year’s topic, “Debt Market Complexity: Shadowed Practices and Financial Injustice,” will explore the rise of increasingly complicated debt structures associated with private equity. We are issuing a call for papers for publication in the Law Review’s corresponding symposium issue.

To submit a paper for consideration, please provide an abstract no longer than 750 words to symposium@pennlawreview.com by July 31, 2022. If selected for publication, completed drafts will be due January 1, 2023. 

The complete call for papers, which includes more detail, is available here.

This looks like a great topic for a program!  I know many of you out there work routinely in the debt space from a variety of perspectives.  I hope you will consider submitting.

July 5, 2022 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 16, 2022

AALS Section on Business Associations - Call for Papers for 2023 Annual Meeting

Dear Section Members --

On behalf of the Executive Committee for the AALS section on Business Associations, I'm writing with details of our two sessions at the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting, which will be held in San Diego, CA from January 4-7, 2023.

First, our main program is entitled, "Corporate Governance in a Time of Global Uncertainty.” We anticipate selecting up to two papers from this call for papers. To submit, please submit an abstract or a draft of an unpublished paper to Professor Mira Ganor, mganor@law.utexas.edu, on or before Friday, August 19, 2022. Authors should include their name and contact information in their submission email but remove all identifying information from their submission. Please include the words “AALS - BA- Paper Submission” in the subject line of your submission email.

Second, we are excited to announce that we will again hold a "New Voices in Business Law" program, which will bring together junior and senior scholars in the field of business law for the purpose of providing junior scholars with feedback and guidance on their draft articles. Junior scholars who are interested in participating in the program should send a draft or summary of at least five pages to Professor Summer Kim at skim@law.uci.edu on or before Friday, August 19, 2022. The cover email should state the junior scholar’s institution, tenure status, number of years in his or her current position, whether the paper has been accepted for publication, and, if not, when the scholar anticipates submitting the article to law reviews. The subject line of the email should read: “Submission—Business Associations WIP Program.”

For further details on both sessions, please see the attached calls for papers. [Ed. Note: the calls for papers are included below.]

Thank you,

James Park
Chair, AALS Business Associations Section

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Call for Papers for the
Section on Business Associations Program on
Corporate Governance in a Time of Global Uncertainty
January 4-7, 2023, AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Business Associations is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its program at the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The topic is Corporate Governance in a Time of Global Uncertainty. Up to two presenters will be selected for the section’s program.

Businesses are operating at an exceptional level of global uncertainty.  Mounting pressures from myriad fronts leave boards of directors to navigate new frontiers while maneuvering lingering challenges.  In addition to adjusting to uncertain economic and financial implications of geopolitical events and the global pandemic, businesses are asked to assume a distinct social role.  Proliferation of calls for corporate disengagement from certain states comes amidst continued disruption in supply chains and mounting diversity, inequality, climate, and cybersecurity challenges, as well as increased disclosure requirements.  This panel will explore the implications of global uncertainty on corporate governance and the role of corporations and their boards in these changing times.

Submission Information:

Please submit an abstract or a draft of an unpublished paper to Mira Ganor, mganor@law.utexas.edu, on or before Friday, August 19, 2022.  Authors should include their name and contact information in their submission email but remove all identifying information from their submission.  Please include the words “AALS - BA- Paper Submission” in the subject line of your submission email.  Papers will be selected after review by members of the Executive Committee of the Section.  Presenters will be responsible for paying their registration fee, hotel, and travel expenses.

We recognize that the past couple of years have been incredibly challenging and that these challenges have not fallen equally across the academy.  We encourage scholars to err on the side of submission, including by submitting early stage or incomplete drafts.  Scholars whose papers are selected will have until December to finalize their papers.   

Please direct any questions to Mira Ganor, the University of Texas School of Law, at mganor@law.utexas.edu.

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Call for Papers
AALS Section on Business Association
New Voices in Business Law
January 4-7, 2023, AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Business Associations is pleased to announce a “New Voices in Business Law” program during the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. This works-in-progress program will bring together junior and senior scholars in the field of business law for the purpose of providing junior scholars with feedback and guidance on their draft articles.  To complement its other session at the Meeting, this Section is especially interested in papers relating to corporate governance in a time of global uncertainty, but it welcomes submissions on all business-related topics.

PROGRAM FORMAT:  Scholars whose papers are selected will provide a brief overview of their paper, and participants will then break into simultaneous roundtables dedicated to the individual papers.  Two senior scholars will provide commentary and lead the discussion about each paper.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:  Junior scholars who are interested in participating in the program should send a draft or summary of at least five pages to Professor Summer Kim at skim@law.uci.edu on or before Friday, August 19, 2022.  The cover email should state the junior scholar’s institution, tenure status, number of years in his or her current position, whether the paper has been accepted for publication, and, if not, when the scholar anticipates submitting the article to law reviews.  The subject line of the email should read: “Submission—Business Associations WIP Program.”

Junior scholars whose papers are selected for the program will need to submit a draft to the senior scholar commentators by Friday, December 9, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY:  Junior scholars at AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers.  “Junior scholars” includes untenured faculty who have been teaching full-time at a law school for ten or fewer years.  The Committee will give priority to papers that have not yet been accepted for publication or submitted to law reviews. 

Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid non-member law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit.  Please note that all presenters at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fees and travel expenses.

May 16, 2022 in Business Associations, Call for Papers, Conferences, Corporate Governance, Family Business, Research/Scholarhip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 3, 2022

National Business Law Scholars 2022 - June 16-17 - Norman, OK

National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)
June 16-17, 2022
Call for Papers

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 16-17, 2022, at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

This is the thirteenth meeting of the NBLSC, an annual conference that draws legal scholars from across the United States and around the world. We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Junior scholars and those considering entering the academy are especially encouraged to participate. If you are thinking about entering the academy and would like to receive informal mentoring and learn more about job market dynamics, please let us know when you make your submission.

Please fill out this form to register and submit an abstract by Friday, April 1, 2022. If you have any questions, concerns, or special requests regarding the schedule, please email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at eric.chaffee@utoledo.edu. We will respond to submissions with notifications of acceptance a few weeks after the submission deadline. We anticipate the conference schedule will be circulated in May.

Conference Organizers:

Afra Afsharipour (University of California, Davis, School of Law)
Tony Casey (The University of Chicago Law School)
Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
Steven Davidoff Solomon (University of California, Berkeley School of Law)
Joan MacLeod Heminway (The University of Tennessee College of Law)
Kristin N. Johnson (Emory University School of Law)
Elizabeth Pollman (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School)
Jeff Schwartz (University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law)
Megan Wischmeier Shaner (University of Oklahoma College of Law)

March 3, 2022 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway | Permalink | Comments (4)

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Call for Papers - Wharton Financial Regulation Conference 2022

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host its annual Wharton Financial Regulation Conference on Friday April 1, 2022, in-person.

We are issuing a call for papers to any scholars from any discipline—law, economics, political science, history, business, and beyond—to submit papers concerning the following topics (along with related topics):

    - Governance of Monetary & Fiscal Policy
    - Market Infrastructure & Bank Regulation
    - The Community Reinvestment Act at 45
    - Agency Structures & Personnel

To submit a paper for consideration, please provide an abstract not to exceed one page and CV to Brian Feinstein and Christina Parajon Skinner by February 15. Selected presenters will be notified by February 21. Presenters will receive an honorarium to defray travel costs."

The complete call for papers is here: Download 2022 Wharton Fin Reg Conference - CFP

January 27, 2022 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Now Available: FinTech: Law and Regulation (2nd edition)

As the year quickly draws to a close, I want to wish BLPB readers a Happy New Year and a wonderful start to 2022!  I also wanted to share some exciting end of the year news: the 2nd edition of FinTech: Law and Regulation (ed. Jelena Madir) is now available (here and here)!  I’m honored to have contributed a chapter, Blockchain in Financial Services, with coauthor Professor Kevin Werbach.  Below, I provide a summary of the book and its contents from the publisher's (Edward Elgar) website.

“This fully updated and revised second edition provides a practical examination of the opportunities and challenges presented by the rapid development of FinTech in recent years, particularly for regulators, who must decide how to apply current law to ever-changing concepts driven by continually advancing technologies. It addresses new legislative guidance on the treatment of cryptoassets and smart contracts, the European Commission’s Digital Finance Strategy and FinTech Action Plan, as well as analysing significant recent case law.”

Continue reading

December 29, 2021 in Call for Papers, Financial Markets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Call for Papers - Michigan Law School 2022 Junior Scholars Conference

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 8th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in-person on April 22-23, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed."

The complete call for papers is here: Download CFP Michigan Law School 2022 Junior Scholars Conference

November 10, 2021 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 8, 2021

ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law: Call for Papers

Expressions of interest due November 19, 2021
Drafts due December 22, 2021

Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law is the official quarterly publication of the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association. The Journal is the nation's only law journal dedicated to affordable housing, fair housing and community development law. The Journal educates readers and provides a forum for discussion and resolution of problems in these fields by publishing articles from distinguished law professors, policy advocates and practitioners. This issue, which will hit mailboxes in late April of 2022, will have a theme: preservation of affordable housing, expiring use restrictions, and "Year 15" issues. Your submission does not have to address the theme but we will be looking out for pieces that do.

Article/Essay Length. The Journal welcomes essays (typically no longer than 6,000 words) or articles (typically 5,000 - 10,000 words). Generally, articles are more thoroughly researched and footnoted than essays.

Style. The writing should be appropriate for a readership that consists primarily of lawyers. Authors should avoid excess verbiage, long quotations and jargon. Authors should use gender-neutral language.

Footnotes. All references must be completely and accurately cited, using the citation style of the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Author Biography. Please include a brief description of your current professional affiliation.

Manuscript Preparation. Use footnotes rather than embedded citations; number pages; italicize rather than underline; use Word, WordPerfect, or an IBM-compatible program; and submit the manuscripts as e-mail attachments.

Prior Publication. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editor of the Journal. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright. The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants to the ABA the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint, and the right to use the work in other ABA media-including electronic, print, and other. Special arrangements, although discouraged, can be made for authors who must retain copyright to their articles.

Send Manuscripts to Anika Singh Lemar, Editor-in-Chief, anika.lemar@yale.edu.

November 8, 2021 in Call for Papers, Joan Heminway, Real Property | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Call for Papers - WFE's Clearing and Derivatives Conference 2022

Dear BLPB Readers:

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has published a call for papers for its Clearing and Derivatives Conference 2022:

"The World Federation of Exchanges is organising its 39th Annual Clearing and Derivatives Conference, hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange, to be held in Valetta, Malta on April 27-29, 2022.

We invite the submission of theoretical, empirical, and policy research papers on issues related to the conference topics. Papers accepted will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Financial Markets Infrastructures (JFMI)." 

The complete call for papers is here: Download WFE 2022 Call for papers

October 27, 2021 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 13, 2021

AALS Section on Transactional Law & Skills - Extended Submission Deadline

The Section on Transactional Law & Skills has extended its deadline for paper proposals for its program at the 2022 Annual Meeting to Friday, September 17. Submissions can be sent directly to Megan Shaner at mshaner@ou.edu. I cribbed the following from a message she wrote to the section membership last week.  (Thanks, Megan!)

The topic of the section's program this year is "Transactional Lawyering at the Intersection of Business and Societal Well-Being" and, according to the preliminary program for the conference, the program is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022. The first part of the program focuses on how to incorporate ESG issues and impact topics across the transactional curriculum, including in clinics and other experiential courses, as well as in doctrinal courses. The second part of the program consists of scholarly presentations to be selected from the Call for Papers set forth below. If you incorporate ESG, corporate social responsibility, impact investing or governance, or related topics into your scholarship in any way, you should consider submitting your paper in response to the Call for Papers.

CALL FOR PAPERS
AALS SECTION ON TRANSACTIONAL LAW AND SKILLS
Transactional Lawyering at the Intersection of Business and Societal Well-Being
2022 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills is pleased to announce a call for papers for its program, “Transactional Lawyering at the Intersection of Business and Societal Well-Being,” at the 2022 annual meeting of the AALS. This program will explore how ESG and broader societal considerations are increasingly influencing the flow of capital in the global marketplace, corporate governance planning, merger and acquisition activity and structures, as well as other transactional topics. The events of 2020, for example, have shifted the focus of business entity governance, equality and access in securities markets, and transactional planning and deal structures in significant and lasting ways – questioning whether current structures and systems are working well for all stakeholders and society more broadly. COVID-19 and social movements have broadened ESG efforts to include previously overlooked issues such as human resource policies (e.g., sick leave, parental leave), workplace health and safety, supply chain management, continuity and emergency planning, and diversity and inclusion hiring practices and training. In addition, proposals are being considered (and some adopted) to require gender diversity on boards of directors as well as additional disclosures related to human capital. This program will look at how transactional lawyering in a variety of contexts can address/respond to recent calls for increased consideration and balancing of ESG issues and impact topics.

The annual meeting will be held virtually from January 5-9, 2022, with the Section on Transactional Law and Skills panel scheduled for Friday, January 7, from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (EST). In addition to the paper presentation, the program will feature a panel focusing on how to incorporate these topics and issues across the transactional curriculum, including in clinics and other experiential courses, as well as in doctrinal courses.

Submission Information:

The Section on Transactional Law and Skills invites any full-time faculty member of an AALS member school who has written an unpublished paper, or who is interested in writing a paper on this topic, to submit a 1 or 2-page proposal or full draft to Megan Shaner, Chair of the Section, at mshaner@ou.edu on or before September 17, 2021. Papers accepted for publication but that will not yet be published as of the 2022 meeting are also welcome. Please remove the author’s name and identifying information from the submission and instead include the author’s name and
contract information in the submission e-mail.

After review and selection by the Section’s Executive Committee, the authors of the selected papers will be notified in mid-September 2021. The Call for Paper presenters will be responsible for paying their registration fee for the conference.

Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to the Section Chair Megan Shaner, University of Oklahoma College of Law, at mshaner@ou.edu or (405) 325-6619.

On behalf of the Section on Transactional Law and Skills

Chair: Megan W. Shaner (University of Oklahoma)
Chair-Elect: Eric Chaffee (The University of Toledo)
Past Chair: Matthew Jennejohn (Brigham Young University)

Members of the Executive Committee:

Andrea Boyack (Washburn University)
Patience Crowder (University of Denver)
Cathy Hwang (University of Virginia)
Jay Kesten (Florida State University)
Praveen Kosuri (University of Pennsylvania)
Greg Shill (University of Iowa)

September 13, 2021 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway, Research/Scholarhip, Social Enterprise | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 22, 2021

February 2022 Virtual Symposium on Sustainability and Call for Papers

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM and SPECIAL ISSUE

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Changing Faces of Business Law and Sustainability

The Business and Human Rights Initiative at the University of Connecticut, the Center for the Business of Sustainability at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business, the College of Business at Oregon State University, and the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) are pleased to invite submissions related to the role of business law to support and enhance firm and societal engagement on sustainability. This theme is consistent with 2020 AACSB Standard 9.

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and public protests for social justice—as well as whole host of other emerging risks and threats to the environment and society—have generated newfound questions about the appropriate roles of legal rules, principles, and institutions towards promoting sustainable and broad-based value through business. Legal scholarship provides fertile ground for identifying the definitions, conflicts, contradictions, barriers, and limitations of business sustainability. It also provides promise for generating solutions to these challenges that accord with the rule of law, fairness, and equity while furthering the interests of firms and impacted communities. Effective scholarship in this regard requires a perspective that transcends any single area of law, regulatory domain, industry, or jurisdiction.

We seek manuscripts related to any areas of law applicable to the ways in which sustainability is, or should be, addressed by business. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:

· Legal structures, opportunities, or regulatory mechanisms to incentivize or increase sustainability in business

· Private and hybrid public-private governance mechanisms related to sustainability and business

· Incentive systems for technological and commercial innovation in sustainability

· Regulation of ESG investing, reporting, and risk management practices

· Critiques of legal and economic structures that fuel unsustainable business practices

· The implications of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices by business for sustainability

· The intersections of business sustainability with human rights and/or globalization

· Issues related to the intersection of business, sustainability, and environmental justice, social justice, and/or structural racism

Complete information about the Symposium on Sustainability and Call for Papers is here: Download ABLJ 2022 Symposium Call for Papers

August 22, 2021 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker, Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 9, 2021

REMINDER:  Inaugural West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable (Call for Papers)

USC Gould School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School present the inaugural West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable to be held February 3-4, 2022 in Los Angeles.  Spearheaded by Robert Rasmussen, Michael Simkovic, and Samir Parikh, the Roundtable seeks to bring together experienced and junior scholars to discuss particularly noteworthy scholarship involving financial restructuring and business law.  We seek scholars exploring diverse topics and will be interested in interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Roundtable invites the submission of papers.  Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend and have the opportunity to workshop their papers in an intimate, collegial setting.  Current attendees include Barry Adler (NYU), Ken Ayotte (Berkeley), Douglas Baird (Chicago), Bruce Bennett (Jones Day), Mitu Gulati (UVA), Yair Listokin (Yale), Bruce Markell (Northwestern), Ed Morrison (Columbia), Alan Schwartz (Yale), Jamie Sprayregen (Kirkland & Ellis), David Skeel (Penn), and Fred Tung (BU). 

Papers will be selected through a blind review process.  Scholars are invited to submit a 3 – 5 page overview of a proposed paper.  Submissions may be an introduction, excerpt from a longer paper, or extended abstract.  The submission should be anonymized, and – aside from general citations to the author’s previous articles – all references to the author should be removed.

Please submit proposals by September 7, 2021.  Invitations will be issued via email by October 8th.  Working drafts of papers must be available for circulation to participants by January 11, 2022.  

Proposals – as well as questions and concerns – should be directed to Samir Parikh at sparikh@lclark.edu

August 9, 2021 in Bankruptcy/Reorganizations, Call for Papers, Joan Heminway, Research/Scholarhip | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Call for Papers - Fourth Conference on Law & Macroeconomics

 Fourth Conference on Law and Macroeconomics, 2021

The role of law as an instrument of macroeconomic policy through the Covid-19 pandemic, including as a means to provide social protection, has opened up new and exciting research opportunities. As we edge towards recovery, what is the role of law in creating a macroeconomy appropriate for a post-pandemic world?

We welcome submissions for an online virtual conference on October 27 and 28, 2021 that will continue to explore connections between law and macroeconomics. Papers may address the role of law, regulation, and institutions in:

  1. Monetary policy, both conventional and unconventional, including how it is impacted by payments systems, e.g., new platforms and technologies, as well as the effects and risks of the unwinding of QE;
  2. Financial regulatory policy, both domestic and international, including its effect on the economy, its role in crisis containment and resolution, access to capital, and other aspects of financial inclusion;
  3. Fiscal policy, especially its role in mitigating the effects and frequency of economic downturns, including the respective roles of federal, state, and local governments. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the combination of expansionary fiscal policy and loose monetary policy;
  4. Moderating recessions with other policy levers, including bankruptcy, contract, and property law; environmental, utility, and labor regulation; and investment and capital controls;
  5. ESG – which coalitions decide how to implement it, and what will it mean for investment?
  6. Law and data – whose data is it anyway?
  7. Sovereign debt, debt relief and forgiveness, and the possible consequences;
  8. Is the legal profession able to deliver for people in the twenty-first century economy?
  9. Legal strategies for reducing inequality, including policies affecting labor, competition, access to housing, healthcare, and other public services, as well as personal, corporate and public debt relief.

The submission deadline is September 15, 2021.  Conference website is here and complete call for papers here: Download Fourth Conference on Law & Macroeconomics

July 21, 2021 in Call for Papers, Colleen Baker | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Stetson Law Call for Papers - White Collar Crime

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2022 STETSON BUSINESS LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM

WHITE COLLAR CRIME

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: AUGUST 01, 2021

The Stetson Business Law Review (SBLR) at the Stetson University College of Law invites proposals for its inaugural symposium, which will be held at the college in Gulfport, Florida on Friday, February 25, 2022. The SBLR was founded in the 2019–20 academic year by ambitious students with strong interests in business law following the establishment of the Stetson Business Law Concentration.

SBLR WHITE COLLAR CRIME SYMPOSIUM

The Stetson Business Law Review wants to bring diverse voices and perspectives to sunny Tampa Bay and establish itself as a premier journal for legal issues relating to business law, such as white collar crime. As such, it is seeking submissions from individuals with various experiences and backgrounds, inside and outside the legal field. Quality submissions will be published in this Symposium edition, with authors being invited to participate in this in-person Symposium on white collar crime.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Proposals should be approximately 250–500 words, double-spaced, and in .docx format. Submissions must be submitted via e-mail to the Stetson Business Law Review at SBLRSubmissions@law.stetson.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on August 01, 2021.

Accepted proposals will require submission of a draft of an article of approximately 20-40 pages by December 01, 2021. The deadline for the final paper is March 10, 2022.

Feel free to contact the Editorial Board at BusLawReview@law.stetson.edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your interest in the Stetson Business Law Review, and we look forward to receiving your submissions

July 13, 2021 in Call for Papers, Joan Heminway, Law Reviews, White Collar Crime | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Inaugural West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable Call For Papers

USC Gould School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School present the inaugural West Coast Bankruptcy Roundtable to be held February 3-4, 2022 in Los Angeles. Spearheaded by Robert Rasmussen, Michael Simkovic, and Samir Parikh, the Roundtable seeks to bring together experienced and junior scholars to discuss particularly noteworthy scholarship involving financial restructuring and business law. We seek scholars researching diverse topics and will be interested in interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Roundtable invites the submission of papers. Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend and have the opportunity to workshop their papers in an intimate, collegial setting.

Papers will be selected through a blind review process. Scholars are invited to submit a 3 - 5 page overview of a proposed paper. Submissions may be an introduction or excerpt from an existing unpublished paper, an extended abstract, or a general paper proposal. The submission should be anonymized, and – aside from general citations to the author’s previous work – all references to the author should be removed.

Please submit proposals by September 7, 2021. Invitations will be issued via email by October 8th. Working drafts of papers must be available for circulation to participants by January 11, 2022.

The Roundtable will start with a panel discussion on the Caesars bankruptcy case led by Sujeet Indap (co-author of The Caesars Palace Coup), Bruce Bennett (Jones Day), Ken Liang (former Head of Restructuring, Oaktree Capital), and Richard Davis (examiner in the Caesars bankruptcy case).

Proposals – as well as questions and concerns – should be directed to Samir Parikh at sparikh@lclark.edu.

May 25, 2021 in Bankruptcy/Reorganizations, Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 19, 2021

2021 Emory Law Conference - Extension of Deadlines for Proposals and Nominations

ANNOUNCEMENT

Proposal and Nomination Deadline Extension

It is our pleasure to announce that the proposal and award nomination deadlines for Emory Law’s seventh biennial transactional law and skills education conference have been extended to 5 pm EDT May 7, 2021. Registration is open for the conference, which will be held virtually on June 4, 2021.

Join us to celebrate and explore our theme – Emerging from the Crisis: The Future of Transactional Law and Skills Education with you. This year, we have reduced the registration fee to $50 per person. Secure your space today!

Take a moment to review the Call for Proposals and submit your proposal here. Also, please share the CFP with your colleagues who may not have attended the Conference before. Consider forwarding it to adjuncts and professors teaching relevant subjects. Can you also think of any teachers who might be interested in attending or presenting? The Call for Proposals deadline is 5 p.m. EDT May 7, 2021. We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Last, but certainly not least, at this year’s Conference, we will announce the winner of the second Tina L. Stark Award for Teaching Excellence. Would you like to nominate yourself or a colleague for this award? We are currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. You may submit your nomination here. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021. Please see here for more information about the nomination and selection process.

If you have questions regarding any of this information, please contact Kelli Pittman, Program Coordinator, at kelli.pittman@emory.edu or 404.727.3382.

Sue Payne | Executive Director

Katherine Koops | Assistant Director

Kelli Pittman | Program Coordinator

April 19, 2021 in Call for Papers, Conferences, Joan Heminway | Permalink | Comments (0)