UChiBLR was founded with two goals in mind: provide students and academics an opportunity to publish business law scholarship through The Law School and foster dialogue between practitioners, academics, regulators, and students interested in business law both in the United States and around the world. The Journal focuses on business, corporate, securities, tax, and bankruptcy law as well as the interplay between regulators in the public sector and practitioners in the private sector.
Our journal achieves its goals through various means. We maintain an active online forum for twice-monthly publication in the field (UChiBLR Blog), publish an annual print volume with two issues, and host a biennial symposium that is selected and planned by the entire Journal membership over a two-year planning horizon. Last year’s symposium focused on the works of Judge Frank Easterbrook of the 7th Circuit and Professor Dan Fischel, Senior Lecturer on Law and Business at The Law School, and their seminal work on corporate law published thirty years ago. Our inaugural issue comprised of articles from scholars that partook in this symposium included works from esteemed academics like Nobel laureate Oliver Hart, Lucian Bebchuk, and Leo Strine, former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.