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Monday, October 4, 2010

Boston University Honors Professor Frankel with Fiduciary Duty Conference

Boston University School of Law is holding a conference on The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel, on October 29, 2010, at the Law School.  The school is honoring Professor Tamar Frankel with a conference featuring outstanding scholars and legal practitioners giving papers and commentaries on the role of fiduciary law and trust in the 21st century. Boston University Law Review will publish the papers and proceedings.

This Conference highlights the nature and scope of fiduciary law, and its relationship to other legal doctrines and categories.  It considers how fiduciary law can be illuminated by viewing it through the lens of such disciplines as economics, psychology, history, political science, and philosophy.  It also investigates current debates about recognizing fiduciary duties in the determination of executive compensation, in the prohibition of insider trading under the federal securities laws, in the largely unregulated world of securities and mortgage broker-dealers, and in modern capital structure and governance.  It further explores the relevance of fiduciary law principles to the abuse of power by public officials and to other issues of democratic legitimacy, as well as the relevance of constraints on political power to the duties of private actors.

For further information, including the schedule and list of participants, see the BULaw website.

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