January 3-6, 2018

San Diego, California

The AALS Section on Securities Regulation invites proposals for scholarly presentations at its program on “Offering, Selling, and Trading Securities: New Perspectives” at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting.  The program is co-sponsored by the Section on Business Associations and the Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations.

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:  This panel discussion will explore new modes of buying and selling securities and the challenges and potential they pose for effective regulation.  The Executive Committee welcomes presentation proposals on a broad range of related topics, including the evolution of private placements, the role of blockchain technology, investor protection in complex transactions, stock exchange consolidation, the risks and benefits of dark pools, the growth of foreign stock exchanges, entrepreneurship financing, and the future of the brokerage industry.

ELIGIBILITY:  Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit presentation proposals.  Pursuant to AALS rules, faculty at fee-paid law schools, foreign faculty, adjunct and visiting faculty (without a full-time position at an AALS member law school), graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit.  Please note that all faculty members presenting at the program are responsible for paying their own annual meeting registration fees and travel expenses.

PRESENTATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:  The Executive Committee may select up to four presentations from this call for presentations.  There is no formal requirement as to the form or length of proposals; they may be in the form of draft papers, abstracts, précis, or multiple-page summaries.  Authors should redact from their submissions their names and any other references to their identities.  The subject line of email submissions should read: “Submission—Sec Reg Main Program.”

Please email submissions to the Section Chair, at akrug@uw.edu on or before August 11, 2017.

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