GW’s 2nd Annual Jr. Faculty B-Law Workshop

The Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University Law School (C-LEAF)  has formally announced its second annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes.    The Workshop will be held and Prizes awarded on February 10-11, 2012, at GW Law School in Washington, DC.

A dozen papers will be chosen from those submitted for presentation at the Workshop (last year’s finalists are listed and pictured here). At the Workshop, one or more senior scholars will comment on each paper, followed by general discussion of each paper among all participants. The Workshop audience will include invited junior scholars, faculty from GW’s Law School and Business School, faculty from other institutions, and invited guests.

At the conclusion of the Workshop, up to three papers will be awarded Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes, of $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively. Chosen papers will be featured on C-LEAF’s website as part of its Working Paper Series. In addition to participating in the Workshop, all scholars selected to present at the  Workshop will be invited to become Fellows of C-LEAF.

Scholars who have held a full-time academic appointment for less than seven years as of the submission date are eligible.   Subject matters encompass accounting, banking, bankruptcy, corporations, economics, finance, and securities.

Interested scholars should submit a summary or  draft, preferably by e-mail, before October 7, 2011.  Submissions, along with any inquiries related to the Workshop, should be directed to:  Professor Lisa M. Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC 20052.  Email:

Papers and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes will be selected after a blind review by a committee of C-LEAF’s Executive Board. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 15, 2011.   

The Workshops and Prizes are made possible by generous sponsorship of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry and known for its premier practice in the area of private investment funds and private equity M&A.

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