Securities Law Prof Blog

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

New in Print

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

Evelyn S. Anderson, Note, Wealth and Knowledge: Strengthening the Economy by Expanding the Qualified Purchaser "Sophisticated" Standard under the Investment Company Act of 1940, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 735 (2017).

Brian P. Baxter, Note, The Securities Black Market: Dark Pool Trading and the Need for a More Expansive Regulation ATS-N, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 311 (2017).

Justin Blount & Drew Thornley, Federal Preemption in Securities Laws, the Investment Contract, and Macroprudential Financial Regulation, 14 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 273 (2016).

John C. Calhoun, Looking for the Dog that Didn't Bark: Do Increased SEC Budgets Reduce Rates of Securities Fraud?, 41 Vt. L. Rev. 209 (2016).

John Gibbons, Comment, Why Judicial Deference to Administrative Fact-Finding Is Unconstitutional, 2016 BYU L. Rev. 1485.

Timothy M. Joyce, Note, 1000 Days Late & $1 Million Short: The Rise and Rise of Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding, 18 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech. 343 (2017).

Andrew C.W. Lund & Robert Schonlau, Golden Parachutes, Severance, and Firm Value, 68 Fla. L. Rev. 875 (2016).

Gideon Mark, SEC and CFTC Administrative Proceedings, 19 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 45 (2016).


April 24, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

New in Print

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

Craig Boyd, Comment, Appraisal Arbitrage: Closing the Floodgates on Hedge Funds and Activist Shareholders, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 497 (2016).

Seth Chertok, Cracking the Problem of Finders--An Empirical and Computational Analysis, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1021 (2016).

Andrew Chin, The Learned Hand Unformula for Short-Swing Liability, 91 Wash. L. Rev. 1523 (2016).

Wendy Gerwick Couture, A Glass-Half-Empty Approach to Securities Regulation, 76 Md. L. Rev. 360 (2017).

Philip J. Griffin, Comment, Developments in SEC Administrative Proceedings: An Evaluation of Recent Appointment Clause Challenges, the Rapidly Evolving Judicial Landscape, and the SEC's Response to Critics, 19 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 209 (2016).

Benjamin Hamel, Comment, An Examination of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act: How JOBS Act Exemptions May Help Startups and Hurt Investors, 17 Hous. Bus. & Tax L.J. 59 (2016).

Kathryn Judge, Book review, The Importance of "Money." The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation by Morgan Ricks, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1148 (2017).

Rachel Mathisen, Student article, Disproportionate Sentencing Guideline Recommendations in Fraud-on-the-Market, 35 Rev. Litig. 321 (2016).

Thomas J. McCormac, IV, Comment, Circuit Split: How Far Does Whistleblower Protection Extend under Dodd-Frank?, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. 475 (2017).

Brooke Neal, Student update, Ontario Securities Commission Whistleblower Protection Program, 22 Law & Bus. Rev. Am. 271 (2016).


April 24, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New in Print

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

Ilya Beylin, A Reassessment of the Clearing Mandate: How the Clearing Mandate Affects Swap Trading Behavior and the Consequences for Systemic Risk, 68 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 1143 (2016).

Juan J. Cruces & Tim R Samples, Settling Sovereign Debt's "Trial of the Century", 31 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 5 (2016).

Kristin Johnson, Steven A. Ramirez & Cary Martin Shelby, Diversifying to Mitigate Risk: Can Dodd-Frank Section 342 Help Stabilize the Financial Sector?, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1795 (2016). 

Joshua C. Macey, Note, Playing Nicely: How Judges Can Improve Dodd-Frank and Foster Interagency Collaboration, 126 Yale L.J. 806 (2017).

Seth C. Oranburg, Democratizing Startups, 68 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 1013 (2016).

April 11, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers

UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law, invites submissions for the Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation. This workshop will be held on October 20-21, 2017 at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, California.


This annual workshop brings together scholars focused on corporate and securities litigation to present their scholarly works. Papers addressing any aspect of corporate and securities litigation or enforcement are eligible. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to, securities class actions, fiduciary duty litigation, or comparative approaches to business litigation. We welcome scholars working in a variety of methodologies, as well as both completed papers and works-in-progress at any stage.

Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present their work at a workshop hosted by UCLA School of Law on October 20-21, 2017.  Hotel costs will be covered. Participants will pay for their own travel and other expenses.


If you are interested in participating, please send the paper you would like to present, or an abstract of the paper, to by Friday, May 26, 2017. Please include your name, current position, and contact information in the e-mail accompanying the submission. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by late June. 


Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to the organizers: Jim Park (, Jessica Erickson (, David Webber ( and Verity Winship (

April 4, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

New in Print

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

Jerry W. Markham, Regulating the U.S. Treasury Market, 100 Marq. L. Rev. 185 (2016).

James J. Park, Reassessing the Distinction Between Corporate and Securities law, 64 UCLA L. Rev. 116 (2017).

April 4, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)