The University of Memphis Law Review will hold a symposium on the Department of the Treasury’s Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure Feb. 20, 2009. The editors ask that papers be submitted by Nov. 1, 2008 (although they will consider later papers case by case).
As part of an effort to improve U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace, the Department of the Treasury released its Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure, in March 2008. The Blueprint is a proposed plan for improving the current U.S. regulatory structure governing financial institutions. The Blueprint contains short-term and intermediate recommendations aimed at immediately improving the “antiquated” U.S. regulatory structure. Additionally, the Blueprint contains a conceptual model for an optimal regulatory framework intended to promote rethinking of the current regulatory structure and encourage discussion concerning the long-term goals of U.S. financial regulatory reform.
The University of Memphis Law Review is pleased to announce its annual Spring Symposium to be held on Friday, February 20, 2009 at The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. This symposium will explore the myriad legal issues surrounding the Department of the Treasury’s Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure.
Although The University of Memphis Law Review invites articles on any subject related to the Blueprint’s proposed financial reform, suggested article topics include, but are not limited to, criticisms and analyses of the following:
- The short-term, intermediate and long-term (optimal) regulatory recommendations for the banking industry
- Optional federal chartering of insurance
- The Optimal Framework and the effectiveness of an “objectives-based regulatory approach”
- Federal level consumer protection
Presenters will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses to attend the Symposium and papers will be published in the symposium issue of The University of Memphis Law Review. Although preference will be given to papers submitted by November 1, 2008, later submissions may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Submissions
may be sent via email attachment in Word format or via regular mail to:
Jera L. Bradshaw
The University of Memphis Law Review
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
3715 Central Avenue, Room 323
Memphis, TN 38152
jlbrdshw [at] memphis.edu