Clarke Program on Law, Finance, and Transactions

Clarke Program on Law, Finance, and Transactions Conferences

The Institute hosts conferences that leverage Cornell Law School's position as an academic forum to address important business law topics. Many of the conferences will be limited in size to facilitate candid discussion and will take place in Ithaca, New York City, and other venues.

Past Conferences

Clarke Business Law Institute Holds Conference on the Public-Private Balance in Finance
Nov 9, 2015, Ithaca, NY
The Clarke Business Law Institute's Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets held a cutting-edge academic conference at the Cornell Club in Manhattan. Titled "Rethinking the Public-Private Balance in Financial Markets and Regulation," the conference brought together leading scholars of financial regulation from Cornell Law School, Columbia Law School, Duke Law, Georgetown Law, George Washington Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, the Wharton School, and many others.

Symposium on Law, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
February 8, 2013, Cornell Club, New York City
In line with the new Cornell NYC Tech campus, this all-day conference focused on legal issues that affect innovation and entrepreneurship. There were four panels during the day. The panels included academic authors and non-academic commentators. The conference papers were published in the September 2013 issue of the Cornell Law Review.

New Voices on Financial Market Regulation
September 29, 2012, Ithaca, NY
Professor Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, hosted this conference including Adam Levitin, Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Yesha Yadav, Assistant Professor Law, Vanderbilt Law School; Daniel Schwarcz, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Law; Simone Sepe, Associate P, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona; Kathryn Judge, Associate Professor, Columbia Law School; Saul Omarova, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jeffrey Manns, George Washington University; Jeffrey Gordon, Columbia; and Margaret Blair, Vanderbilt University. Other Cornell Law participants included Professor Charles Whitehead, Professor Robert Hockett, and Visiting Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher.

Financial Regulatory Reform in the Wake of the Dodd-Frank Act
October 28, 2011, New York City
Cornell Law School hosted an all-day conference in New York City on issues facing financial regulatory reform following passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. The conference featured luminaries from the worlds of law, finance, government, and academia, as well as forty law students who traveled from the Ithaca campus. The speakers' viewpoints often clashed, but were candidly discussed in a discourse that reflected the conference's academic setting.