Securities Law Prof Blog

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Call for Papers AALS Section on Securities Regulation - 2017 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites papers for its program on “Securities Regulation and Technological Change” at the 2017 AALS annual meeting.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION: This panel discussion will explore the intersection of securities regulation and technology. The Executive Committee welcomes papers on a broad range of related topics, including technology in financial markets, high frequency trading, crowdfunding, transactional and financial innovation, securities offering reform, and information overload.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid 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 faculty members presenting at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Up to four papers may be selected from this call for papers. There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of proposals. However, more complete drafts will generally be given priority over abstracts, and presenters are expected to have a draft for commentators three weeks prior to the beginning of the AALS conference.

Papers will be selected by the Section's Executive Committee in a double-blind review. Please submit only anonymous papers by redacting from the submission the author's name and any references to the identity of the author. The title of the email submission should read: "Submission - 2017 AALS Section on Securities Regulation."

Please email submissions to the Section Chair Verity Winship at: on or before August 19, 2016.

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Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference

The Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, ND.

CSLSA is an organization of law schools dedicated to providing a forum for conversation and collaboration among law school academics. The CSLSA Annual Conference is an opportunity for legal scholars, especially more junior scholars, to present working papers or finished articles on any law-related topic in a relaxed and supportive setting where junior and senior scholars from various disciplines are available to comment. More mature scholars have an opportunity to test new ideas in a less formal setting than is generally available for their work. Scholars from member and nonmember schools are invited to attend.

Registration will formally open in July. Hotel rooms are already available, and more information about the CSLSA conference can be found on our website at

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New in Print

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

Ivet A. Bell, Note, The Constitutionality of the SEC Pay to Play Rule: Why 206(4)-5 Survives the Deregulatory Trend in Campaign Finance, 49 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 1 (2015).

Kaitlin A. Bruno, Comment, The Halfway Point Between Barbary Coast and Shangri-La: Extraterritoriality and the Viability of the Economic Reality Method Post-Parkcentral Global Hub Ltd. v. Porsche Automobile Holdings SE, 65 Am. U. L. Rev. 435 (2015).

Maggie Guidotti, Comment, Seeking "the SEC's Full Protection": A Critique of the New Frontier in Municipal Securities Enforcement, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 2045 (2015).

Kathryn Hastings, Comment, Keeping Whistleblowers Quiet: Addressing Employer Agreements to Discourage Whistleblowing, 90 Tul. L. Rev. 495 (2015).

Libor Klimek, Effective Enforcement of Sanctions for Market Abuse in the EU:  Introduction of Criminal Sanctions, 7 J. Eurasian L. 273 (2014).

David F. Larcker, Allan L. McCall & Gaizka Ormazabal, Outsourcing Shareholder Voting to Proxy Advisory Firms, 58 J.L. & Econ. 173 (2015).

Kelly Mathews, Comment, Crowdfunding, Everyone's Doing It: Why & How North Carolina Should Too, 94 N.C. L. Rev. 276 (2015). 

Financial Regulation: Reflections and Projections, Introduction by Usha Rodrigues and Mehrsa Baradaran; keynote by Steven L. Schwarcz; articles by Urska Velikonja, Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., Erik F. Gerding, Kristin N. Johnson, Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Daniel Schwarcz, Robert B. Ahdieh, Robert F. Weber and Joshua T. White. 50 Ga. L. Rev. 1-325 (2015).

The Future of Financial Intermediation, Articles by Lawrence A. Cunningham, Dale A. Oesterle, Patricia A. McCoy, Onnig H. Dombalagian, Kathryn Judge, Tom C.W. Lin, Michael Abramowicz, Erik P.M. Vermeulen and Francisco Reyes. 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 509-760 (2015).

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