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Call for Papers -
AALS Section on Business Associations

The Financial Collapse and Recovery Effort:
What Does it Mean For Corporate Governance?

The AALS Section on Business Associations will meet during the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, from 9:00am-noon on Sunday, January 10, 2010.

The topic for this year’s session is “The Financial Collapse and Recovery Effort: What Does it Mean For Corporate Governance?”  During the first half of the session, there will be a roundtable discussion and debate among prominent law school faculty and other commentators on legal and financial issues.  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 the role of the federal government, the role of the board, executive compensation and decision-making, financial innovation and complexity, legal issues related to behavioral economics and finance, shareholder and stakeholder rights, and the theory of the firm.  The Executive Committee encourages submissions on a broad range of issues related to this year’s 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 14, 2009.  In addition to the summary, you also may submit a complete draft of your paper.  Direct your submission to:

Professor Lisa M. Fairfax
University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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

Richard Booth (Villanova)                                     Brett McDonnell (Minnesota)
Eric Chiappinelli (Creighton, Dean)                        Lawrence Mitchell (George Washington)
Lisa Fairfax (Maryland, Chair)                              Frank Partnoy (San Diego, Past Chair)
Jesse Fried (Berkeley)                                          Roberta Romano (Yale)
Frank Gevurtz (McGeorge)                                   Margaret Sachs (Georgia)
Kent Greenfield (Boston College, Chair-Elect)       David Skeel (Penn)
Christine Hurt (Illinois)                                          Cynthia Williams (Illinois)

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by Friday, September 25, 2009.  Please feel free to pass this Call for Papers along to any colleagues who may be interested.