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Friday, May 30, 2008

AALS Section on Business Associations Call for Papers

                                                    AALS SECTION ON BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Call for Papers

The AALS Section on Business Associations will meet during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, from 9:00am-noon on Saturday, January 10, 2009.

The topic for this year's session is "What, If Anything, Can Finance Teach Law (and vice versa)."  During the first half of the session, there will be a roundtable discussion and debate by a group of distinguished commentators, including prominent law and business school faculty.  During the second half of the session, legal scholars will present papers related to the topic.

Papers will be selected based on submissions made in response to this Call for Papers.  Possible topics include corporate governance and the role of the board, executive compensation and decision making, financial innovation, legal issues related to behavioral economics and finance, shareholder and stakeholder rights, and the theory of the firm, as well as recent market dislocations and the contributions of finance to reform proposals.  The Executive Committee encourages submissions on a broad range of issues related to the topic, including empirical and theoretical perspectives.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit a summary of no more than three double-spaced pages, preferably by e-mail, before Friday, August 15, 2008.  In addition to the summary, you also may submit a complete draft of your paper.  Direct your submission to: Professor Frank Partnoy
[email protected] 
University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Papers will be selected after review by members of the Executive Committee of the Section on Business Associations, including:

Richard Booth (Villanova)   
Eric Chiappinelli (Creighton, Dean) 
Lisa Fairfax (Maryland, Chair-Elect)
Frank Gevurtz (McGeorge)   
Christine Hurt (Illinois)   
Therese Maynard (Loyola-Los Angeles)
Brett McDonnell (Minnesota)   
Frank Partnoy (San Diego, Chair)
Margaret Sachs (Georgia)
David Skeel (Penn)
Gordon Smith (BYU, Past Chair)
Guhan Subramanian (Harvard)
Cynthia Williams (Osgoode Hall)

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Friday, September 19, 2008.  Please feel free to pass this Call for Papers along to any colleagues who may be interested.

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