Regulation and Markets Workshop

The Regulation and Markets multidisciplinary workshop focuses on the study of regulatory approaches to markets and business. It investigates how such economic regulation should be designed in order to balance the interests of various constituencies. It also explores how traditional approaches to regulation compare, contrast, and intersect with emerging methodologies.

The workshop series features presentations by invited legal scholars of their works-in-progress. The workshop creates opportunities for scholars working on issues of economic regulation to discuss and present their research in a forum of academics working in related intellectual spaces.

The workshop is offered to Boston College JD and LLM students as a 1-credit seminar. Enrolled students will meet with BC Law faculty to discuss the works-in-progress being presented and will attend all workshops. This workshop is designed for students who are interested in publishing during law school and in legal scholarship more generally. It is also well suited for students with an interest in economic regulation, business, markets, and corporate governance.

Professor Shu-Yi Oei

Workshop Organizers 
Professor Shu-Yi Oei's webpage

Professor Natalya Shnitser's webpage

Fall 2017

Unless otherwise specified, workshops will meet at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Saule Omarova (Cornell): "Private Wealth and Public Goods: A Case for a National Investment Authority"

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Rory Van Loo (Boston University): "Consumer Law as Tax Alternative"

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
William Birdthistle (Chicago-Kent): "Free Funds: Retirement Saving as Public Infrastructure"

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Cary Martin Shelby (DePaul): "The Role of Competition in the Regulation of Investment Funds" 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:15 pm
Lily Batchelder (NYU), co-sponsored with Tax Policy Workshop: "The Shaky Case for a Business Cash-Flow Tax"


Spring 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Ann Lipton (Tulane): “”Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Appraisal and the Problem of Shareholder Heterogeneity”

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jeff Schwartz (Utah): “De Facto Shareholder Primacy”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Candice Player (Northwestern): “Death with Dignity”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Jill Fisch (Penn): TBD

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola-LA): “The Private First Amendment: Corporate-Made Public Law”


Faculty Organizers