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Symposium 2020 (November): Professor Margaret Blair’s Contributions to Understanding the Role of Corporations in the Economy

The Vanderbilt Law Review and the Vanderbilt Law and Business Program co-hosted the 2020 Symposium. The Symposium was a conference on Professor Margaret Blair’s contributions to our understanding of the role of corporations in the economy.

The Symposium took place on Friday, November 13, 2020, virtually per pandemic restrictions. The Symposium featured four panels of scholars discussing their recent work in corporate law and economics and a keynote address delivered by Harvard Law School Professor of Law Mark Roe.

Panelists and commentators presenting at the Symposium included:

Bill Bratton (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School)
Brian Cheffins (University of Cambridge Faculty of Law)
Tom Donaldson (University of Pennsylvania Wharton)
Tom Kochan (MIT Sloan School of Management)
Cynthia Williams (York University Osgoode Hall Law School)
Don Langevoort (Georgetown Law)
Richard Squire (Fordham University School of Law)
Harwell Wells (Temple University Beasley Law School)
Robert Thompson (Georgetown Law)
Elizabeth Pollman (University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School)
Chuck O’Kelley (Seattle University School of Law)
Claire Hill (University of Minnesota Law School)

Schedule—Friday, November 13th:

8:45 – 9:00      Greetings from the Dean

9:00 – 10:30    Panel 1: Team Production Theory

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 12:15  Panel 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Capital in Corporation

12:15 – 1:00    Lunch Break

1:00 — 2:00     Keynote Address: Mark Roe

2:00 – 2:15      Break

2:15 – 3:45      Panel 3: Asset Partitioning and Capital Lock In

3:45-4:00        Break

4:00-5:30        Panel 4: Corporate Personhood and the Supreme Court