Call For Papers: “White Collar Crime in the 21st Century: When Corporations and Individuals Collide.”



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Belmont Criminal Law Journal

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the members of the Belmont Criminal Law Journal, we write to inform you of an upcoming symposium regarding “White Collar Crime in the 21st Century: When Corporations and Individuals Collide.”  This year’s symposium will consider, among other things, the tensions that can develop between the interests of a corporation and the interests of an individual during a white collar criminal investigation and how these conflicts impact the representation of each party.

The symposium will occur at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, February 1, 2019, and include three academic addresses and two practitioner panels.  Professor Ellen S. Podgor, the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, will deliver the keynote academic address at this year’s event.  The Belmont Criminal Law Journal is seeking two additional academics to give 30-minute presentations on topics related to this year’s theme.  Belmont University College of Law will cover travel and lodging expenses.  Further, all academic addresses presented during the symposium will be transcribed for publication in the Belmont Criminal Law Journal, which we anticipate being published in May of 2019.  Please note that the Belmont Criminal Law Journal has a policy of allowing all presenters to make edits to the transcript prior to publication to bring the text in-line with what the presenter intended to say.

Our goal is to once again bring together academics, legal practitioners, government officials, and non-profit leaders to explore a cutting-edge issue in the field of criminal law.  We hope you will consider joining us in Nashville for this interesting discussion.  Those interested in submitting a proposed topic to present at the symposium should submit a draft title and brief one page summary of the proposed topic to Lexie Ward (Editor-in-Chief of the Criminal Law Journal) at by Monday, December 17, 2018.  Decisions regarding the submitted topics will be made by Friday, December 28, 2018. 

If you have questions about the symposium, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you in Nashville early next year.

All the best,

Lucian E. Dervan                                                                                Jeffrey Usman

Assoc. Professor of Law                                                                      Assoc. Professor of Law

Dir. of Criminal Justice Studies                                                          Belmont University College of Law

Belmont University College of Law                                                                          

Chair, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section