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.

FALL 2014

Christian Kirchner Memorial Symposium

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Schulze Hall Auditorium

The Christian Kirchner Memorial Symposium brings together leading law and economics scholars from around the world to honor Kirchner's life and work. 

Christian KirchnerProfessor 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.

List of participants:

  • Tom Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus, Illinois College of Law
  • Claire Hill, James L. Krusemark Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Brett McDonnell, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Francesco Parisi, Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Erich Schanze, Permanent Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway and Lecturer for Law and Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Christine Windbichler, Professor of Law, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
  • Mathias Schmidt, Professor of Business, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Andreas Schwartze, Professor of Law, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Andreas Engert, Professor of Law, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Xujun Gao, Professor and Director of the German and EU Law Center, Tongji University Law School, Shanghai, China
  • Jesik S. Hong, Shimane University, Japan
  • Philip C. Hanke, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • David Ehmke, University of Oxford, UK, and Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany