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Pacific West Business Law Scholars Colloquium


October 4, 2013, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
University of Oregon
Wayne Morse Suite, White Stag Building
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

The western U.S. is home to a vibrant community of business law scholars. To foster this community and promote intellectual exchange, the University of Oregon School of Law is proud to host the inaugural Pacific West Business Law Scholars Colloquium at its beautiful White Stag facilities in downtown Portland.

The colloquium will feature six papers, selected from a call for papers, covering a variety of business law topics including corporate law, securities law, financial regulation, bankruptcy, tax and corporate constitutional rights. Approximately one hour will be devoted to each paper, including a presentation by the paper’s author followed by discussion among the other colloquium participants.

Participating will be scholars from the law schools at the University of Idaho, University of Oregon, University of New Mexico, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of California-Davis, University of California-Hastings, University of the Pacific, Loyola University Los Angles, Willamette University and Seattle University.

The purposefully small size of the colloquium will ensure that each participant will have a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the scholarly conversation. The goal of the event is to provide a regional forum, especially for junior scholars, for the collegial exchange of ideas among an informed audience.


Time Paper Presenter Principal Discussants
9:00 AM “Defined by Dictum: The Geography of Revlon-Land in Cash and Mixed Consideration Transactions” Mohsen Manesh Eric Franklin
Frank Gevurtz
10:00 AM “The Collision Between the First Amendment and Securities Fraud” Wendy Couture Elizabeth Pollman
Frank Gevurtz
11:00 AM “Bankruptcy’s Corporate Tax Loophole” Diane Dick John Hunt
Eric Franklin
12:00 PM   Break  
1:30 PM “From Bike Messengers to App Stores: Regulating the New Cashless World” Kevin Tu David Friedman
Abe Cable
2:30 PM “Should the Mortgage Follow the Note?” John Hunt Kevin Tu
David Friedman
Abe Cable
3:30 PM “Corporations and the Constitutional Right to Privacy” Elizabeth Pollman Diane Dick
Wendy Couture


Abe Cable Abe Cable, Associate Professor, University of California Hastings College of Law
Wendy Gerwick Couture Wendy Gerwick Couture, Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law
Diane Lourdes Dick Diane Lourdes Dick, Assistant Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Eric H. Franklin Eric H. Franklin, Director of the Community Economic Development Clinic and Associate Professor, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law
David Friedman David Friedman, Associate Professor and Director of the Law and Business Program, Willamette University College of Law
Franklin Gevurtz Franklin Gevurtz, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
John P. Hunt John P. Hunt, Acting Professor of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law
Mohsen Manesh Mohsen Manesh, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
Elizabeth Pollman Elizabeth Pollman, Associate Professor, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Kevin Tu Kevin Tu, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico School of Law

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