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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Request for Submissions: National Business Law Scholars Conference

National Business Law Scholars Conference

Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ

This is the sixth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together legal scholars from across the United States and around the world. We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Presentations should focus on research appropriate for publication in academic journals, law reviews, and should make a contribution to the existing scholarly literature. We will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate. For additional information, please email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at [email protected].

Call for Papers

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at [email protected] with an abstract or paper by February 13, 2015. Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”. If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance.” Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator. A conference schedule will be circulated in late April.

Conference Organizers:

Barbara Black (The University of Cincinnati College of Law, Retired)
Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
Steven M. Davidoff Solomon (The University of California Berkeley Law School)
Kristin N. Johnson (Seton Hall University School of Law)
Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)
Margaret V. Sachs (University of Georgia Law)

 More information is available here.

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Request for Submissions: Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Professor Adriaan Lani forwarded me the following announcement about the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, which offers an exciting venue for junior scholars to present their work:

Yale, Stanford, and Harvard Law Schools announce the 16th session of the Yale/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17, 2015 and seek submissions for its meeting.

The Forum’s objective is to encourage the work of scholars recently appointed to a tenure-track position by providing experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of the scholarly exchange. Meetings are held each spring, rotating at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. Twelve to twenty scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Yale, Stanford, or Harvard, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal is discourse on both the merits of particular papers and on appropriate methodologies for doing work in that genre. We hope that comment and discussion will communicate what counts as good work among successful senior scholars and will also challenge and improve the standards that now obtain. The Forum also hopes to increase the sense of community among American legal scholars generally, particularly among new and veteran professors.

TOPICS: Each year the Forum invites submissions on selected topics in public and private law, legal theory, and law and humanities topics, alternating loosely between public law and humanities subjects in one year, and private law and dispute resolution in the next. For the upcoming 2015 meeting, the topics will cover these areas of the law:

- Antitrust
- Bankruptcy
- Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
-Contracts and Commercial Law
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Intellectual Property
- International Business Law
- Private Law Theory and Comparative Private Law
- Property, Estates, and Unjust Enrichment
- Taxation
- Torts

A jury of accomplished scholars, again not necessarily from Yale, Stanford or Harvard, with expertise in the particular topic, will choose the papers to be presented. There is no publication commitment, nor is published work eligible. Yale, Stanford, or Harvard will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.

QUALIFICATIONS: There is no limit on the number of submissions by any individual author. To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school in a tenured or tenure-track position and must not have been teaching at either of those ranks for a total of more than 7 years. American citizens teaching abroad are also eligible provided that they have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years, and that they earned their last degree after 2005. International scholars are not eligible for this forum, but are invited to submit to the Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum. We accept co-authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible to participate in the JFF. Papers that will be published prior to the forum in June are not eligible.


Electronic submissions should be sent to Jennifer Minnich ( jminnich at, with the subject line “Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015. Remove all references to the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email and also as a separate attachment a cover letter listing your name, the title of your paper, your contact email and address through June 2015, and which topic your paper falls under. Each paper may only be considered under one topic. Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Adriaan Lanni ( adlanni at and her assistant, Jennifer Minnich ( jminnich at

FURTHER INFORMATION: Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to Gabby Blum (gblum at or Adriaan Lanni (adlanni at at Harvard Law School, Richard Ford (rford at at Stanford Law School, or Christine Jolls (christine.jolls at or Yair Listokin (yair.listokin at at Yale Law School.

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New in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

Holly Baird, Comment, The Preculsive Effect of Disgorgement Orders in Non- Dischargeability Actions Under Section 523(a)(19), 30 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 383 (2014).

Judson Caskey, The Pricing Effects of Securities Class Action Lawsuits and Litigation Insurance, 30 J.L. Econ. & Org. 493 (2014).

Bradley Girard, Note, Corporate Transparency Through the SEC as an Antidote to Substandard Working Conditions in the Global Supply Chain, 21 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 317 (2014).

Tudor Jones, Comment, The Fallout of Too Big for Trial: Advocating Control Person Liability, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 365 (2014).

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NASAA Issues Advisory on Third-Party Custodians of Self-Directed IRAs and Other Qualified Plans

Details available here.

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This Week in Securities Litigation

The SEC Actions Blog has compiled This Week In Securities Litigation (December 5, 2014).

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Monday, December 1, 2014

New in Print

The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format:

Eric C. Chaffee, From Legalized Business Ethics to International Trade Regulation: The Role of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Other Transnational Anti-Bribery Regulations in Fighting Corruption in International Trade, 65 Mercer L. Rev. 701 (2014).

Tanya Lambrechts, Note, Retail Investments in Precious and Industrial Metals: Mining for Proper Regulation Aimed Toward Investor Strategy, 41 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 799 (2014).

Larissa Lee, Note, The Ban Has Lifted: Now Is the Time to Change the Accredited-Investor Standard, 2014 Utah L. Rev. 369.

Ralph C. Mayrell, Too Complex to Perceive? Drafting Cash Distribution Waterfalls Directly as Code to Reduce Complexity and Legal Risk in Structured Finance, Master Limited Partnership, and Private Equity Transactions, 34 Pace L. Rev. 349 (2014).

Charles W. Murdock, Janis Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders: The Culmination of the Supreme Court's Evolution from Liberal to Reactionary in Rule 10b-5 Actions, 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. 369 (2014).

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