The Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law was originally established as a student organization in 1995, and has since grown to become one of the premier student-edited business law journals in the country. Executives, practitioners, regulators, judges and academics rely on the FJCFL to keep abreast of leading corporate law scholarship, novel legal theories, and the emerging issues that are dominating current events.  Our articles, notes, comments, essays, and symposia cover the financial, securities, banking, bankruptcy and tax practice areas.  Academic journals, law reviews, the financial press, and even the Supreme Court have cited the FJCFL.

FJCFL staff members fully immerse themselves in cutting-edge issues of corporate law, edit the manuscripts of professionals and fellow students, and advance the discourse surrounding business law topics with new scholarship. The FJCFL encourages all of its members to submit Notes for publication and publish pointed replies to emerging issues in business law through the Fordham Corporate Law Forum blog. Our Editors actively assist students as they navigate topics in the legal and business law landscapes.

The FJCFL not only boasts a tremendous reputation for its publications, but also facilitates ongoing dialogue on the field’s most topical issues in corporate and financial law through its many events. Working together with the Fordham Corporate Law Center, the FJCFL assembles truly distinguished professors, practitioners, policy-makers and members of the judiciary to discuss the most topical issues of the day.  Each year, the FJCFL is proud to co-sponsor a number of events:

  • The FJCFL signature event is the annual Symposium, which FJCFL staff plans and produces.  The 2014 Symposium, which is scheduled for March 24, 2014, is entitled “JOBS Act:  The Terrible Twos – General Solicitation & Crowdfunding, the Next Frontier of Securities Regulation.”  The 2013 Symposium, held last February, was entitled, “Diversification or Harmonization of Global Financial Regulation.”  The 2012 Symposium was on the “Regulation of OTC Derivatives,” and the 2011 Symposium, entitled “Regulatory Capture,” featured an array of prominent speakers, including U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Steven M. Davidoff of The New York Times, Daniel Kaufmann of the Brookings Institute, along with several other prominent professors and authors.
  • Ten times per academic year, the FJCFL co-sponsors the Business Law Practitioners Series, in which distinguished alumni, ranging from partners at leading law firms to the general counsel of Fortune 500 companies, join Fordham students for lunch and address their experiences in the legal and business worlds.
  • The FJCFL also co-sponsors and publishes the Fordham’s annual A.A. Sommer, Jr. and Albert A. DeStefano Lectures. The Fall 2013 Sommer Lecture was delivered by Mary Jo White, the current Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We look forward to hearing from interested students and professionals regarding contributions to the FJCFL’s publications.



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