A Series of Series? Tax, Regulation, and Faculty Workshops at Boston College Law School

I do love a good faculty workshop. Reading and spiritedly discussing the work of other academics always fills me with energy and inspiration for my own projects. Plus, it’s great to be able to spend time with new and old friends and find out what’s been baking in their brains.

Here at BC Law, I’m fortunate to be involved in two exciting workshop series: the BC Tax Policy Workshop and the BC Regulation and Markets Workshop. Both kicked off this week: On Tuesday, we hosted Professor Jens Dammann from the University of Texas at Austin and heard about his paper, “Deference to Delaware Corporate Law Precedents and Shareholder Wealth: An Empirical Analysis.” Today, we welcomed Professor Ajay Mehrotra (Northwestern Law; Executive Director, American Bar Foundation) and had a lively discussion of his book project, “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the VAT.” Tomorrow, BC Law will have its first Faculty Colloquium of the semester. Professor Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke Law; visiting at Harvard Law) will present “The American Promise: Rethinking Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America.”

You can never have too many workshops!

Below are the dates and speakers for the remainder of the semester. If you’re a Boston-area law professor and are interested in attending or would like to be on our workshop email list, just let me know.

Tax Policy Workshop (Fall 2018):

Thursday September 13, 2018
Ajay Mehotra (Northwestern, and American Bar Foundation):
The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of US Resistance to the VAT
(co-sponsored with BC Legal History Workshop)

Tuesday November 6, 2018
Andrew Hayashi (UVA): title TBD

Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018
Cliff Fleming (BYU): title TBD

Tuesday November 27, 2018
Emily Satterthwaite (University of Toronto): title TBD
(co-sponsored with BC Regulation and Markets Workshop)

Regulation and Markets Workshop:

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
(co-sponsored with BC Tax Policy Workshop)

October 16, 2018
Sean O’Connor (University of Washington School of Law)

October 30, 2018
Gina-Gail Fletcher (Indiana University, Maurer School of Law)

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
Bijal Shah (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Adam Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Morgan Ricks (Vanderbilt Law School)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis School of Law)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ji Li (Rutgers Law School)

Faculty Colloquium Series

Friday September 14, 2018
Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke University)

Monday September 24, 2018
Mila Sohoni (University of San Diego)

Monday October 15, 2018
John Goldberg (Harvard University)

Monday October 22, 2018
Cynthia Estlund (New York University)

Monday February 11, 2019
Michael Waibel (University of Cambridge)

Monday March 19, 2019
Ryan Doerfler (University of Pennsylvania)

Monday March 25, 2019
Lee Fennell (University of Chicago)

Monday April 8, 2019
Issa Kohler-Hausmann (Yale University)

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