Announcement: Workshop on Comparative Business And Financial Law

[This announcement is posted on behalf of the Younger
Comparatavists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law]
The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of
Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for a workshop on
comparative business and financial law to be held on November 7-8, 2014 at UC
Davis School of Law in Davis, California. The purpose of the workshop is to
highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger
comparativists in accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, commercial
law, economics, finance, and securities.
Up to thirty papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation
at the workshop pursuant to this Call for Papers. The workshop audience will
include invited young scholars, faculty from UC Davis School of Law and
Graduate School of Management, faculty from other institutions, and invited
Submissions will be accepted from scholars who have held a full-time
academic appointment for no more than ten years as of June 30, 2014.
Submission Instructions
To submit an entry, scholars should email an attachment in Microsoft Word
or PDF containing an abstract of no more than 1000 words before July 1, 2014,
to the following address: [email protected].
Please title the email “YCC Business Law Workshop – [Name].” Abstracts should
reflect original research that will not yet have been published, though may
have been accepted for publication, by the time of the workshop. Abstracts
should include a cover page with the author’s name, title of the paper,
institutional affiliation, contact information, as well as the author’s
certification that she/he qualifies as a younger scholar.
Scholars may make only one submission. Both individual and co-authored
submissions will be accepted. For co-authored submissions, at least one author
must qualify as eligible younger comparativists.
Invitees will be selected via a blind review by a workshop selection
committee. Authors of the submissions selected for the workshop will be
notified no later than August 15, 2014. There is no cost to register for the
workshop but participants are responsible for securing their own funding for travel,
lodging and other incidental expenses. A limited number of travel stipends may
be awarded to scholars from ASCL member schools who demonstrate financial need.
If you would like to be considered for a travel stipend, please make that
request in your submission.
Final papers for the workshop will be due no later than October 17, 2014.
Acknowledgements and Questions
The YCC gratefully acknowledges the support of UC Davis School of Law and
the California International Law Center. Please direct all inquiries to
Professor Afra Afsharipour, Chair of the Program Committee, by email
[email protected] or telephone at 530-754-0111.
Please feel free to share this Call for Papers with any colleagues who
may be interested.
The Program Committee:
Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis School of Law) (Chair)
Virginia Harper Ho (University of Kansas School of Law)
Wulf Kaal (University of St. Thomas School of Law)
Workshop Selection Committee:
Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis School of Law)

Martin Gelter (Fordham University School of Law)
Virginia Harper Ho (University of Kansas School of Law)
Wulf Kaal (University of St. Thomas School of Law)
Shruti Rana (UC Berkeley Law)
YCC Board of Directors:
Richard Albert, Chair (Boston College Law School)
Virginia Harper Ho (University of Kansas School of Law)
Wulf Kaal (University of St. Thomas School of Law)
Sudha Setty (Western New England)

Ozan Varol (Lewis
& Clark Law School)

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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