University of Georgia was founded in 1859 and is the second oldest school/college at UGA, the birthplace of public education in America. It is one of the nation’s top law schools, consistently ranked by sources.

The National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, 2018, at the University of Georgia School of  Law in Athens, Georgia. A vibrant college town, Athens is readily accessible from the Atlanta airport by vans that depart hourly.

Call for Papers

This is the ninth meeting of the NBLSC, an annual conference that draws legal scholars from across the United States and around the world. We welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

If you are thinking about entering the academy and would like to receive informal mentoring and learn more about job market dynamics, please let us know when you make your submission.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at with an abstract or paper by February 16, 2018. Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Your Name}.” If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance.”  Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a panel moderator.

We will respond to submissions with notifications of acceptance shortly after the submission deadline. We anticipate circulating the conference schedule in May.

Keynote Speakers

Paul G. Mahoney
David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law

Cindy A. Schipani

Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration Professor of Business Law

University of Michigan Ross School of Business


Thursday & Friday June 21-22, 2018

Conference programme

It will be updated in May.


The University of Georgia School of Law
225 Herty Drive Athens,
GA 30602-6012
Phone: (706) 542-5191

For more details and official website click here.