2022 Berkeley Forum for Corporate Governance | Paper Award Competition



The Berkeley Center for Law and Business will host the annual Berkeley Forum for Corporate Governance in San Francisco on November 8-9, 2022. In the context of the forum, we will also host an academic symposium focusing on ESG-related topics (broadly defined) and include 8-10 papers, two of which will be selected to receive the 2022 Berkeley Center for Law and Business Best Paper Award and a $10,000 prize. 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS: Authors are invited to submit papers by September 16, 2022 for consideration.

Please submit your papers to bclb@law.berkeley.edu.

The goal of this competition is to highlight current legal research in ESG issues and bring together leading legal scholars, practitioners, and investors. To encourage all scholars to participate, we will award one prize to a junior scholar (one who has been in a tenure-track position for fewer than eight years) and one prize to a senior scholar (one who has been in a tenure-track position for eight or more years).

Please follow the guidelines below:

  • Submissions must not be published prior to the submission date, though they may have been accepted for publication or under review;
  •  All papers must be submitted in English;
  • Faculty and researchers affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley School of Law are not eligible to participate;
  • Papers should be submitted with a cover page that includes the paper title, date of submission, full name and affiliation of the author(s), junior or senior status (as above), and a 500-850-word abstract.
We will select 8 to 10 papers as finalists. If selected for the award or as a finalist, it is required that one of the paper’s authors be available to present the paper in-person at both the forum and the academic symposium. The symposium will take place on November 7, 2022, providing all finalists with the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback.

FURTHER INFORMATION: General inquiries regarding the competition, the Forum, and the Symposium should be directed to bclb@law.berkeley.edu.

Please note that the selection of winners/finalists, if any, is at the sole discretion of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. We fully anticipate awarding two $10,000 prizes but reserve the right to select no papers as winners in the event papers submitted do not meet the above guidelines and/or we do not believe any paper is worthy of the award.