Lectures & Events

“Corporations and Their Communities”
The Law Review Symposium presented by Case Western Reserve Law Review
JAN 25, 2008
11:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
The Law Review Symposium is a Two-Day Event:
Friday, January 25, 2008: 11:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26, 2008: 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Throughout the 2-day symposium, legal scholars and practitioners will examine these questions:

  • When a corporation operates within a community, what general obligations evolve out of that relationship - on the part of the corporation? on the part of the community?
  • To what extent should a community or individuals in that community have stakeholder rights? Should they be able to influence corporate involvement in the community or establish which community related issues the corporation must take into account as it operates?
  • From state and local tax incentives to eminent domain, what are the urban redevelopment issues?

Speaker Information
Keynote: Joseph W. Singer
Bussey Professor of Law, Harvard

Professor Joseph William Singer began teaching at Boston University School of Law in 1984 and has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1992. He was appointed Bussey Professor of Law in 2006. Singer received a B.A. from Williams College in 1976, an A.M. in political science from Harvard in 1978, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981. He clerked for Justice Morris Pashman on the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He teaches and writes about property law, conflict of laws, and federal Indian law, and has published more than 40 law review articles. He was one of the executive editors of the
2005 edition of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law. He has also written a casebook and a treatise on property law, as well as two theoretical books on property called Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property and The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Law Fund Research Scholar, Boston College Law School

Kent Greenfield is Law Fund Research Scholar at Boston College Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of business law, constitutional law, legal theory, and economic analysis of law. He is also the Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Center on Corporations, Law and Society, at the Seattle University School of Law. Professor Greenfield is the author of The Failure of Corporate Law, (2007 Univ. of Chicago Press). He has lectured widely and been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Virginia Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review, among others. He has taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law, the University of Hawaii School of Law, and at Brown University in the political science department. Before joining the faculty in 1995, Greenfield clerked for Justice David H. Souter, of the U.S. Supreme Court, and for Judge Levin H. Campbell, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Professor Greenfield worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington, D.C., and as a corporate policy advisor at Levi Strauss & Co., in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and of Brown University.

Professor Timothy R. Glynn
Seton Hall Law School

Timothy Glynn joined Seton Hall in 1999. He is the advisor for the law school’s corporate concentration, and its SEC and NYSE externship programs. Professor Glynn is currently completing an employment law casebook (with Rachel Arnow-Richman and Charles Sullivan). Professor Glynn received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He then practiced law as an associate at the firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis, Minnesota, focusing in the areas of securities, business, and employment litigation. He then served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Additional Information
View a detailed agenda.

Symposium Registration – The Symposium, is free and open to the public, with complimentary lunch for all registered participants. Register online or FAX name & full contact information to (216) 368-1430. Include symposium name/date of event on the fax or call (216) 368-6619. Registration deadline is Friday, January 11, 2008. Space is limited. We encourage early registration. After the deadline, please call to see if there is space available.

CLE Registration – 5.25 hours CLE credit will be available for a $200 fee to lawyers who attend. To obtain CLE credit hours, send a check for $200.00, payable to Case Western Reserve University, to "Corporations and Their Communities," Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. Registration deadline: Friday, January 11, 2008.

Publication – The symposium will be published in Case Western Reserve Law Review Vol. 58, Issue 4 (Summer 2008). For single issue purchase and subscription information, visit here.

Refund Policy – Refunds for cancellations received on or before January 11, 2008 are subject to a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. Substitute registrations are welcome.

Cancellation – Case Western Reserve University School of Law may cancel any program for which enrollment is insufficient. Advance registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund.

Recording – Recording in any form is prohibited.

Accommodations – For your reference, the nearest hotels are: Glidden House Inn (216) 231-8900 and Intercontinental Suites Hotel & Conference Center (216) 707-4300. There is no official hotel for the symposium, however, visitor information and other area hotel listings can be found at www.cleveland.com/visit/

Supplemental Readings:
· Agenda - Speaker Bios
· Symposium Bibliography
· New Principles
· Time To Federalize
· The Tumble
· Blight Sweet Blight
· Green Costs of Kelo
· Cuno v. DaimlerChrysler
· Ohio Incentives Decision
· Retail Store Size-Capping
· Community Benefits Agreements
· Supersizing Small Town
· Take for Granted
· Limits of Anti-Kelo
· Limits of Backlash

Lecture Podcasts:
· Panel 1: Stakeholder Theory and the Relationships Between Host Communities and Corporations
· Panel 2: Community Efforts to Attract and Retain Corporations: Legal and Policy Implications of State and Local Tax Incentives and Eminent Domain
· Panel 3: State and Local Efforts to Restrict or Prohibit Select Corporations from Operating within their Borders
· Keynote Address: "Corporate Responsibility in a Free and Democratic Society"

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