Paper Submission

Event Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Call for Papers: Ethical Challenges in the Role of In-House Counsel

The Center for Professional Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be sponsoring a panel on ”Ethical Challenges in the Role of In-House Counsel“ as part of the CWRU 2018 Leet Symposium on November 2, 2018. The title of the symposium is “Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals, and Shareholder Activism.”

One speaker for the “Ethical Challenges” panel will be selected via a paper competition, with the winning entry given a cash award and travel and lodging expenses to participate in the Conference.

Deadline for submission is: August 1st, 2018

  • We encourage law faculty, faculty from related disciplines, and practicing attorneys to submit original, unpublished papers for consideration.
  • Papers should address the ethical issues affecting in-house attorneys as they seek to promote corporate goals while providing impartial legal advice.
  • There are no length restrictions, though we generally encourage submissions between 20 and 50 pages (roughly 10,000 to 30,000 words).
  • To be eligible, the paper must make an original and thought-provoking contribution to legal scholarship and must be in substantially complete form with Bluebook-style citations.

A $750 prize will be awarded to the winning submission, and the author will be invited to participate in a symposium panel. Domestic travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed for the presenting authors and discussants. As a condition of acceptance, award winners must agree to publish the paper, if selected, in the Case Western Reserve University Law Review.

Decisions regarding the symposium program will be made no later than August 15, 2018.

Please submit papers in PDF format using the form below. Questions may be directed to:
Cassandra Burke Robertson

All Abstracts must be have been submitted by Wednesday August 1, 2018. We are no longer taking submissions.
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