Each year the Journal hosts two symposia and one lecture. One symposium is held each semester, and the Law Journal Lecture generally occurs in October or early November. Each symposium typically features between ten and fifteen presenters, most of whom will produce an article related to the symposium topic for publication in the Journal. Similarly, the keynote speaker invited to give the annual Law Journal Lecture will write an article for publication.
Professor Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol . Dr. h. c. Christian Kirchner, LL.M., was an internationally renowned professor and scholar. He was most recognized for his work at the intersection of law and economics and especially New Institutional Economics, antitrust law, and company Law. The author of over 270 articles and books, Kirchner was highly sought after as a visiting professor and taught in Switzerland, the United States, Mexico, Israel, Japan and China. Kirchner also served as a board member of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, where his work on management remuneration in the banking sector resulted in substantive regulatory commitments by the five leading German banks. Christian Kirchner passed away on Jan. 17, 2014.
This event is co-sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Goethe Institute, Consulate General of Germany in Chicago and Honorary Consul Ms. Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson, Minnesota International Center, and Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.