CALL FOR PAPERS
AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs,
and Unincorporated Associations
Effective Methods for Teaching LLCs and
Unincorporated Business Arrangements
2014 AALS Annual Meeting
New York, NY
LLCs now are the most popular form of business organization for new businesses, far surpassing the corporation in use. Yet, many law professors still struggle for good, proven ideas and methods for providing adequate breadth and depth in their treatment of this subject, particularly as we all seek to cover agency, partnership, and corporate law concepts as well. Too often, LLCs, although deserving of significant attention, are squeezed in only after other business arrangements are treated more fully.
The Executive Committee will devote the 2014 annual Section meeting in New York to the critically important, but much-neglected, topic of effectively teaching LLCs. Our section meeting will address many facets of better teaching the LLC, especially in a basic survey course but also in an advanced course. In addition to featuring several invited speakers, we seek one or two speakers (and papers) to address this subject. Within that broad topic, we seek papers dealing with any aspect of teaching in the unincorporated associations field, whether particular techniques, measuring outcomes, how best to treat certain substantive areas, achieving balance of coverage, and so on.
Any full-time faculty member of an AALS member school who has written an unpublished paper, is working on a paper, or who is interested in writing a paper in this area is invited to submit a 1 or 2-page proposal by May 1, 2013 and, preferably, by April 15, 2013. The Executive Committee will review all submissions and select two papers by May 15, 2013. A very polished draft must be submitted by November 1, 2013. There is a possibility that the selected papers will be published in the Washington and Lee Law Review, but no commitment on that has yet been made. All submissions and inquiries should be directed to Lyman Johnson, Chair.
Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law