The University of Chicago Business Law Review

Founded in 2021, the University of Chicago Business Law Review (UChiBLR) is the Law School’s newest student journal and focuses on business, antitrust, and securities law. UChiBLR hosts a yearly winter Symposium on an emerging topic in business law and subsequently publishes an annual spring issue featuring articles from the Symposium as well as student comments on a wide variety of business law topics. UChiBLR is currently developing its online presence with a blog that covers academic and practitioner perspectives on business law, recent decisions coming out of the Delaware courts, and cutting edge recent decisions coming out of the Delaware courts, academic and practitioner perspectives on business law, and relevant legal questions currently faced by corporations. UChiBLR ’s inaugural symposium, held on Friday, January 21, 2022, is titled "The Economic Structure of Corporate Law at Thirty: A Retrospective on the Work of Easterbrook and Fischel.” The event will honor and highlight the work of Judge Frank Easterbrook and Professor Dan Fischel and celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their influential book, The Economic Structure of Corporate Law (1991).

The University of Chicago Business Law Review
The University of Chicago Law School
1111 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637-2786
Email: uchiblr@uchicago.edu
Twitter: @UChiBusLRev

2021-2022 Masthead

Students are chosen to become UChiBLR staff members by the Managing Board through a blind writing competition held during the spring prior to the participants' second year at the University of Chicago Law School. The Managing Board may also select students to become staff members during or after their second year, based upon submission of a publishable written piece. Each spring, the outgoing Managing Board selects a new Managing Board for the following academic year. The Managing Board generally is selected from among those students having served as UChiBLR staff members.

2021-2022 Managing Board & Staff

Megan C. Ingram
Lyudmila D. Kirichenko
Editors-in-Chief

Clare Marlow Darling
Molly E. Nelson
Executive Editors

Franchesca I. Alamo
Managing Editor

Robert Clark
Executive Articles Editor

Michael C. Springer-Ingram
Executive Comments Editor

Joshua Yasmeh
Executive Online Editor

Garry Canepa
Darby Findley
Rekha S. Korlipara
Alec Z. Sandler
Online Editors

Edmund Bannister
Richard H.J. Howell
Connor J. Mallon
Alexander McNamara
Victoria Rose
Articles Editors

Sean J.I. Beecroft
Wilson P. Boardman
Briana Katinic
Hunter A. Michielson
Summer C. Stevens
Comments Editors

Anna F. Boardman
Emma Gilmore
Topic Access Editors

Gwendolyn Lemley Laurich
Angel Lockhart
Karishma Shah
Development Editors

Laryssa M. Bedley
Christian Beveridge
Ryan Bronstein
James P. Callahan Jr.
Spencer K. Caro
Joshua Davis
Joseph Downey
Samuel B. Ellis
Ryan Guo
Charlie Hu
Allison Jenkins
Jay Khurana
Danyang Li
Spencer J. Parts
Nathaniel Pollack
Grant Strudwick
Andrew Townsend
Rebecca X. Zhu
Staff

Anthony J. Casey
Joshua C. Macey
Faculty Advisors

Claire L. Parins
Director of Academic Publications

Submission Guidelines for Authors

The journal is not accepting submissions at this time as we have reached the maximum number of authors we can accommodate for this year’s Symposium. Thank you for your interest.

Writing Competition & Topic Access

Students primarily join UChiBLR as staffers by participating in the Writing Competition during their 1L year. Additional information on the 2021-2022 Writing Competition is forthcoming. Students in their 2L and 3L years may also join UChiBLR through the Topic Access program. Topic Access applicants must propose a viable and self-generated Comment topic as well as submit a Topic Proposal and a Topic Analysis. Students that join UChiBLR through the Topic Access program in their 2L year are eligible for board positions in their 3L year. For additional information, please see the Topic Access Memo below or contact Molly Nelson at menelson@uchicago.edu.

Annual Symposium

The University of Chicago Business Law Review hosts an annual Symposium on an emerging topic in business law. This year, UChiBLR is delighted to be co-sponsoring with the Center on Law and Finance to present the 2021 Symposium, titled “The Economic Structure of Corporate Law at Thirty: A Retrospective on the Work of Easterbrook and Fischel.” The Symposium will honor the 30th anniversary of Judge Frank H. Easterbrook and Professor Daniel R. Fischel's book The Economic Structure of Corporate Law. This book examines the corporation through the nexus of contracts paradigm. Easterbrook and Fischel shed important light on major corporate law debates, including the market for corporate control, insider trading, disclosure rules, and appraisal rights. The Symposium will pay tribute to Easterbrook and Fischel's contributions by inviting scholars from around the country to present a range of perspectives on their work.

Sponsors

Logo: Cozen O'Connor
Logo: Winston & Strawn LLP
Logo: Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Logo: Kirkland & Ellis
Logo: McDermott, Will & Emery
Logo: Fried Frank
Logo: Paul Weiss