National Business Law Scholars Conference 2019

This is the tenth anniversary meeting of the National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC), an annual conference that draws legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.

Who should attend:

We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

Conference program:

Schedule of events (subject to change)  

Keynote Speaker:

Jill Fisch (University of Pennsylvania School of Law)

Featured Panels: 

  • Sustainability in Practice: Perspectives from Corporate Counsel; Moderator:  Amelia Miazad (UC Berkeley School of Law)
  • Securities Litigation and Arbitration; Moderator and Discussant:  Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions; Moderator and Discussant:  Jeremy R. McClane (University of Illinois College of Law)
  • Rethinking Shareholder Primacy; Moderator and Discussant:  Da Lin (Harvard Law School)
  • Policing the Business World; Moderator and Discussant:  David Hess (University of Michigan Ross School of Business)
  • Cryptocurrency Regulation; Moderator and Discussant:  Nizan Geslevich Packin (City University of New York)
  • #MeToo; Moderator and Discussant:  Joan MacLeod Heminway (The University of Tennessee College of Law)
  • Business Law and Inequality; Moderator and Discussant:  Tom C.W. Lin (Temple University Beasley School of Law)
  • Initial Public Offerings; Moderator and Discussant:  Frank Partnoy (UC Berkeley School of Law)

Call For Papers:

The closing date for the call-for-papers has already passed. We anticipate circulating the conference schedule in May.

Conference Organizers:

  • Anthony J. Casey (The University of Chicago Law School)
  • Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon (University of California, Berkeley School of Law)
  • Joan MacLeod Heminway (The University of Tennessee College of Law)
  • Kristin N. Johnson (Seton Hall University School of Law)
  • Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)
  • Margaret V. Sachs (University of Georgia School of Law)
  • Jeff Schwartz (University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law)

 

Attire:  

Business casual attire

Internet:

UC Berkeley has complimentary WIFI for visitors on campus (CalVisitor).

 

Program Details

When & Where:

The two-day program will be held on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2019 at UC Berkeley Law School

Parking:

If you plan to drive, please allow additional time to locate a parking space and walk to the venue. The closest parking lot can be found at the Stadium Parking garage (2175 Gayley Road, Berkeley CA, 94720) at a daily rate of $25. You may reserve your parking in advance through this link.

Lodging:

We have reserved a block of rooms at each of the hotels set forth below. Both are located within short walks to the law school.

Bancroft Hotel

Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (800) 549-1002

 

Title of Block: National Business Law Scholars Conference

$149.00/night
Parking: $15/night

Cut off date to book: June 5

Graduate Berkeley

Address: 2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 845-8981

 

Title of Block: National Business Law Scholars Conference

ONLINE WEB LINK: 

https://tinyurl.com/Law-Scholars (case sensitive)

$269.00/night
Parking rate: $35/night

Cut off date to book: June 5

Recommended Restaurants and Bars:

Gather
https://www.gatherrestaurant.com/
2200 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 809. 0400

Revival Bar & Kitchen
http://www.revivalbarandkitchen.com/
2102 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 549. 9950

Henry’s
https://bit.ly/2PfqcGe
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 809. 4132

Berkeley Social Club
https://www.berkeley-socialclub.com/
2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 900. 5858

Comal
https://comalberkeley.com/
2020 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 926. 6300

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
https://www.angelineskitchen.com/
 2261 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 548. 6900 

La Note
http://www.lanoterestaurant.com/
 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510. 843. 1525

Nearest Airports:

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621

San Francisco International Airport
Highway 101, San Francisco, CA 94128