Securities Regulation – San Diego

AALS Section on Securities Regulation call for papers: New Challenges in Dynamic Markets. Panel will be Fri., Jan. 9, 2009. Call for papers deadline is July 30, 2008.

                                             Call for Papers: AALS Section on Securities Regulation
                                                           New Challenges in Dynamic Markets
                                                                         AALS Annual Meeting
                                                       January 6-10, 2009 in San Diego, California

The subprime crisis and the resulting fallout have placed new pressures on the financial markets, reflected perhaps most vividly in the collapse of Bear Stearns. The sale of mortgage-backed securities has resulted in a flood of litigation, involving underwriters, issuers, and investors. The resulting lawsuits will have to contend with the changing legal landscape created by recent Supreme Court decisions such as Dura Pharmaceuticals, Tellabs and Stoneridge. At the same time, the global financial turmoil has led to a host of reform proposals, including changes to the regulation of private offerings, reform of the rating agencies, and a single financial regulator combining the SEC and CFTC.

We are seeking papers for the January 2009 meeting of the AALS Securities Regulation Section in San Diego discussing any aspect of these developments.  Our section meeting is scheduled for Friday January 9, 2009, from 10:30 am-12:15 pm.  A broad range of topics is possible, and we welcome submissions on any aspect of the recent market and regulatory developments.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Section on Securities Regulation Executive Committee.  Decisions will be communicated no later than September 15, 2008.

Please submit an abstract and a draft, if available to Professor Jill Fisch, Chair of the Section on Securities Regulation by July 30, 2008.  E-mail submissions are preferred and should be sent to jfisch [at] You may also submit your proposal by mail to Jill Fisch, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY  10023.