College announces new Program in Law and Business Policy

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The University of Illinois College of Law has announced the creation of a new program in corporate and business law that will allow faculty members to focus research and teaching in this area of expertise and to create conferences, lectures and a speakers colloquium.

The newly-created Illinois Program in Law and Business Policy, coordinated by Professor Larry Ribstein, the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair, includes an impressive array of University of Illinois faculty members including Ribstein, Amitai Aviram, Ralph Brubaker, William Davey, Christine Hurt, Robert Lawless, Andrew Morriss, Charles Tabb, and Cynthia Williams. 

Program announces fall, 2006 Corporate Colloquium Speaker List

The Illinois Program in Law and Business Policy announced its fall, 2006 Corporate Colloquium Speaker List, bringing in some of the nation's leading faculty scholars in the areas of corporate law and finance. The Corporate Colloquium kicks off Tuesday, August 29 with Professor Olufumilayo Arewa from Northwestern University and includes speakers from Yale, Boston College, New York University, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Duke, Delaware, Georgetown, and the University of Illinois College of Business.

The Illinois Program in Law and Business Policy also proposes to host public lectures in Chicago and on the UI campus, develop conferences and support other business related activities. The Program will highlight various areas of expertise within the College of Law, including empirical work, law and economics, unincorporated and closely held firms, securities markets, entrepreneurship, the role of social norms, derivatives and other complex financial instruments, corporate social responsibility, bankruptcy, and European and other international law.
 

Program in Law and Business Policy - Corporate Colloquium  - Fall, 2006 Speakers

Tues., Aug. 29 - Olufumilayo Arewa, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law  

Tues., Sept. 5 - Roberta Romano, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Tues., Sept. 12 - Michael Weisbach, Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Corporate Finance and Professor of Finance, UIUC College of Business

Mon., Sept. 18 - Lawrence Cunningham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law and Business and Libby Scholar, Boston College
                 

Tues., Sept. 26 - Paul Vaaler, Associate Professor of Business Administration, UIUC College of Business

Tues., Oct. 10 - Robert Sitkoff, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Tues., Oct. 17 - Kim Krawiec, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

Mon., Oct. 23 - D. Gordon Smith, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

Tues., Oct. 24 - James Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University Law School

Mon., Nov. 6 - Charles Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Lerner College of Business and Finance, University of Delaware

Tues., Nov. 7 - Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke University Law School

Mon., Nov. 13 - Lawrence Mitchell, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, George Washington University Law School

Tues., Nov. 14 - Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School