National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  This is the fifth annual meeting of the NBLSC, a conference which annually draws together dozens of legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.  We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law.  Presentations should focus on research appropriate for publication in academic journals, especially law reviews, and should make a contribution to the existing scholarly literature.  We will attempt to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate.  Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at with an abstract or paper by April 4, 2014.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”.  If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance.”  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator.  A final conference schedule will be circulated in late May. 


Keynote Speech
Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance (University of San Diego)

Author-Meets-Readers Session:  Indispensable and Other Myths: The True Story of CEO Pay (University of California Press 2014)

Author:             Michael Dorff, Professor of Law (Southwestern)

Discussants:     Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law (UCLA)
                             Kevin Murphy, Professor of Business, Economics and Law (USC)

The Securities Fraud Class Action after Halliburton

What does the future hold for the securities fraud class action?  A distinguished panel of experts will offer their likely discordant perspectives on the Supreme Court’s forthcoming opinion in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. and its implications for securities litigation.

Moderator:      Margaret V. Sachs, Robert Cotten Alston Professor of Law (Georgia)

Panelists:         Stephen M. Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law (UCLA)
                           Robert P. Bartlett III, Professor of Law (UC Berkeley)
                           Mark I. Labaton, Isaacs, Friedberg & Labaton LLP
                           Adam C. Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law (Michigan)

Paper Panels (to be announced)



Barbara Black (The University of Cincinnati College of Law)
Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
Steven M. Davidoff (The Ohio State University Moritz 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)



Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Conference Room Rates: Single or Double Room Rate is $179 - plus taxes, available starting Wednesday, June 18th.

Hotel Reservation Method: Reservations may be made, modified or canceled by individuals online. Individuals may also reserve rooms by calling 1.800.325.3535 and reference the NBLSC, Loyola Law School. Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - before 5:00 p.m.

Hotel Parking:  The hotel offers only valet parking.  Overnight parking rates (includes in-and-out privileges) $32.



Loyola Law School is about 17 miles from LAX Airport and Burbank Airport. Travel time is about 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Taxis from LAX to downtown LA cost about $30-35 (plus a $2.50 airport taxi surcharge). SuperShuttle and the other van services will cost about $15.

Be sure to clarify that you are going to Loyola Law School in downtown LA, or you may end up at the undergraduate campus (Loyola Marymount University) in Westchester.


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