Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2022
    12:35 pm - 1:50 pm
    Session Type: AALS Discussion Groups
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
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    Emergent forces emanating from social and financial technologies are challenging many underlying assumptions about the workings of markets, the nature of firms, and our social relationship with our economic institutions. Blockchain technologies challenge our assumptions about the need for centralization, trust, and financial institutions. Meme trading puts pressure on our assumptions about economic value and market processes. Environmental and social governance initiatives raise important questions about the relationship between economic institutions and social values. These issues will certainly drive policy debates about social and economic good in the coming years.

Session Speakers
Organization: Mississippi College School of Law
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Organization: Brooklyn Law School
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Organization: University of Toledo College of Law
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Organization: Michigan State University College of Law
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Organization: Belmont University College of Law
Moderator

Organization: University of Arkansas School of Law
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Organization: Rutgers Law School
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Organization: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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Organization: University of Tennessee College of Law
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Organization: Penn State Law
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Organization: Emory University School of Law
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Organization: Drake University Law School
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Organization: Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University
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Organization: SMU Dedman School of Law
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Organization: Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
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Organization: University of Colorado Law School
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Organization: Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
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Organization: Washington and Lee University School of Law
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Session Fees
  • AALS Discussion Group Program - A Very Online Economy: Meme Trading, Bitcoin, and the Crisis of Trust and Value(s) – How Should the Law Respond?: $0.00