Annual Symposium

Each year in March, BBLJ holds its largest event of the year–a sym­po­sium on a cut­ting edge top­ic in busi­ness law. BBLJ invites speak­ers from acad­e­mia, busi­ness, and gov­ern­ment to present a broad spec­trum of opin­ions and engage in an open dis­cus­sion of the top­ic. BBLJ’s sym­po­sium team starts work­ing in the fall. Stu­dents inter­est­ed in offer­ing their orga­ni­za­tion­al tal­ents are wel­come to join the team at var­i­ous stages of the sym­po­sium orga­ni­za­tion. Past top­ics have includ­ed:

2016: Sil­i­con Val­ley Abroad

2015: Legal Impli­ca­tions of Mobile Pay­ment Sys­tems

2014: Share­hold­er Activism

Audio from the 2014 event -
Pan­el 1 — Share­hold­er Activism: Bird’s Eye-View
Pan­el 2 — Hot-But­ton Issues: How Should We Inter­pret the Cur­rent State of Play?
Pan­el 3 — Future of Share­hold­er Activism: Where Do We Go From Here?

2013: The Jobs Act: The IPO On-Ramp and Crowd­fund­ing

2012: The Fore­clo­sure Cri­sis: Chal­lenges and Solu­tions to the Mort­gage Melt­down

2011: Finan­cial Reg­u­la­to­ry Reform: Dodd-Frank and Beyond