Virtually any topic relevant to the discipline of business law is welcome at the summit. A non-exclusive list of subjects is below:
- AACSB and Assessment
– Engagement of business law with the AACSB, including AACSB goals, reaccreditation, and assessment.
– How business law as a discipline and legal training can help schools complete assessments
– Adapting and responding to changes in AACSB accreditation standards
– Proactive engagement with AACSB as a member of the faculty
– Traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment of skills in business law
- Courses and Curricular Development
– How business law promotes ethical and values-driven education in business schools
– Building and sustaining a business law certificate, minor, major, or other academic program.
– Integrating law and strategy into the business law curriculum
– The promising role of corporate compliance in business law
– Jobs and employment for students with business law undergraduate or graduate education.
- Journals, Scholarship and Metrics
– The impact of business law on university rankings and core educational skills
– Journal lists and the law review system in a business school
– Successful collaboration with business faculty co-authors and publishing in business journals
– Critical issues for junior faculty navigating the tenure-track
– Interacting with business colleagues in allied fields and conferences such as Academy of Management, Society for Business Ethics, and others
– Defining and measuring impact of business law research
- Administration and Leadership
– Why should business law faculty pursue administrative and leadership positions
– How legal training can enhance academic administration and leadership
– Perspectives from administration on how disciplines can stay relevant to schools and universities.
– How positions in administration can facilitate values-driven education
- Engagement with Stakeholders
– Identifying and communicating business law’s unique value proposition to business schools, the marketplace, and society
– The value of legally educated graduates to employers and communicating this value to stakeholders.
– Educating your administrators and colleagues on the importance of business law
– Communicating business law research and its relevance
– Aligning business law to what interests your Dean, Provost, or President
– Industry attitudes toward law, regulation, and business graduates generally and how business law meets industry skill demands
– Communication of business law through public fora (e.g. newspapers. The Conversation)
– Literature surveys on the role of business law in business education
– Case studies of highly successful business law programs
– An ‘ask the experts’ panel session about issues faced at your home institution
Questions. Please email Robert Bird (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of Business Law and Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics, University of Connecticut.
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