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 2020

Unless otherwise specified, workshops will meet at 5:00 pm. This fall, events will be held virtually via Zoom.

September 14
Claudia Haupt and Wendy Parmet (Northeastern University School of Law)
Public Health Originalism and the First Amendment
(join: Zoom)

October 5
Blaine Saito (Northeastern University School of Law)

October 26
Richard Cordray (former Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

November 6 at Noon
Miranda Perry Fleischer (University of San Diego School of Law)

November 16 
Madison Condon (Boston University School of Law)

Spring 2021

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



Fall 2019

September 16

Kish Parella (Washington and Lee University School of Law)
Improving Social Compliance in Supply Chains

October 7
Sam Buell (Duke University School of Law)
The Law of Corporate Investigations and the Global Expansion of Corporate Criminal Enforcement

November 4
Quinn Curtis (University of Virginia School of Law)
Shareholder Value(s): Index Fund Activism and the New Millennial Corporate Governance

November 18
Jinyan Li (Osgoode Hall Law School)
Arbitration of International Tax Disputes: A Rich Countries’ Game Ill-fit for Belt & Road Countries

December 2
Rebecca Haw Allensworth (Vanderbilt Law School)
Board to Death: Professional Licensing Boards and the Perils of Self-Regulation


Spring 2020

February 3

Hiba Hafiz (Boston College Law School)
Structural Labor Rights

February 17
Steven Dean (NYU School of Law)
A Constitutional Moment in Cross-Border Taxation

March 9
Daniel Awrey (Cornell Law School)
Bad Money

March 23
Ignacio Cofone (McGill Law School)

April 6
Claudia Haupt (Northeastern Law School)

Fall 2018

September 11, 2018

Jens Dammann (University of Texas School of Law)
Deference to Delaware Corporate Law Precedents and Shareholder Wealth: An Empirical Analysis

September 25, 2018
Michelle Drumbl (Washington & Lee School of Law)
Improving Tax Credits for the Working Poor

October 16, 2018
Sean O’Connor (University of Washington School of Law)
The Surprising Reach of FDA Regulation of Cannabis, Even After Descheduling (with Erika Lietzan)

October 30, 2018
Gina-Gail Fletcher (Indiana University, Maurer School of Law)
Guaranteeing Profits: The Manipulation of Credit Default Swaps

November 27, 2018
Emily Satterthwaite (University of Toronto Faculty of Law) (co-sponsored with Tax Policy Workshop)
Toward a Signaling Account of Voluntary Value-Added Tax Registration


Spring 2019

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
Bijal Shah (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law)
The Department of Justice vs. The Fourth Branch

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Adam Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center)
Public-Private Risk Sharing in Financial Regulation

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Morgan Ricks (Vanderbilt Law School)
Insider Trading, the Cost of Capital, and 'Property Rights' in Information

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis School of Law)
Enhanced Scrutiny on the Buy Side (with J. Travis Laster)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ji Li (Rutgers Law School)
'Going Out' and Going In-House: Internal Legal Capacity Building by Chinese Companies in the United States


Fall 2017

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: "Improving Retirement Savings Choices through Smart Defaults"


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 and Mental Disorder”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Jill Fisch (Penn): "A Collaborative Model of the Corporation"

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola-LA): “Corporate Disobedience”


Faculty Organizers