Collaborative Research Networks
J.S. Nelson and Tal Kastner
The Corporate and Securities Law in Society CRN formalizes a heretofore-informal group of corporate and securities law professors who are dedicated to supporting, promoting and providing feedback for scholarship produced by established and emerging corporate law scholars. The CRN organizes panels, author-meets-reader sessions and salons on domestic and international corporate and securities law topics. In the past these panels have focused on the economic, political, social and moral obligations of corporations with regards to individuals, other corporate actors, and society at large. This CRN also examines traditional corporate issues such as regulatory changes for securities markets, evolutions in common law, corporate governance and international corporate law. For example, at the 2013 Annual Meeting, this group discussed disclosure obligations in the securities markets, the implications of international human rights law on global finance projects, corporate social responsibility, crowd funding, shareholder derivative actions, international financial markets, governance obligations of corporate boards, the morality of markets, and the rights of debt holders. Each year panel participants have a broad range of scholarship interests and ideas that generate dynamic presentations, engaging panels, and a rich intellectual exchange among the group.