National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC)

June 8-9, 2017

Call for Papers

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

This is the eighth meeting of the NBLSC, an annual conference that draws legal scholars from across the United States and around the world.  We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law.  Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at eric.chaffee@utoledo.edu with an abstract or paper by February 17, 2017.  Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Your 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 moderator.  We will respond to submissions with notifications of acceptance shortly after the deadline.  We anticipate the conference schedule will be circulated in May.

Keynote Speaker:

Lynn A. Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Business Law, Cornell Law School

Plenary Author-Meets-Reader Panel:

Selling Hope, Selling Risk: Corporations, Wall Street, and the Dilemmas of Investor Protection by Donald C. Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School


Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance, University of San Diego School of Law
Hillary A. Sale, Walter D. Coles Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

View conference program »

NBLSC supplemental information »

SLC Thursday night recommendations »

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Monaco (a Kimpton Hotel) for Wednesday, June 7, Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9.  The block rate is $249 per night.  Reservations can be made at NBLSC Hotel Monaco SLC. Please reserve by May 7th.


We will run shuttles daily between the Hotel Monaco (which is in downtown Salt Lake City) and the College of Law (about ten minutes away).  Salt Lake City is also well-serviced by rideshare and public transit options (including Trax light rail from the airport to downtown).  If you need parking during the conference, please contact Miriam.Lovin@law.utah.edu to arrange for parking in the College of Law parking lot.

Conference Organizers:

Tony 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 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)

Please save the date for NBLSC 2018, which will be held Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at the University of Georgia School of Law