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JCL Announces 2011 Symposium

On February 18th and 19th, 2011 the University of Iowa College of Law and The Journal of Corporation Law will host a symposium entitled "Reregulation and the Business more...

JCL and Iowa Law Review Announce Results of Food Drive


Suit Claims Bailout Violates Shareholder Rights

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc. violated shareholders' rights and Delaware law by accepting the federal government's bailout in exchange for a majority stake in the insurance company, an investor claimed in a lawsuit. read more...

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Journal Of Corporation Law
Phone: (319)335-9061
Fax: (319)335-6967

About JCL

The Journal of Corporation Law is the nation's oldest student-published legal periodical specializing in corporate law. The Journal enjoys a large and influential audience worldwide. For example, the Journal currently is received by every accredited law school library in the United States, two-thirds of the one hundred largest law firms in the country, and approximately forty percent of the largest two hundred fifty firms. The Journal is also received by many federal agencies such as the Securities Exchange Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and most federal courts. It is also available on both the WESTLAW and LEXIS database systems.

The Journal's philosophy is to provide quality articles examining subjects of current importance to businesses, scholars, and the practicing bar. Student editors believe that such an approach will produce a publication that makes a valuable contribution to the legal community in addition to serving the important function of providing excellent legal training for students. From its inception, the Journal has been designed to serve as a practitioner-oriented publication. A great emphasis is placed on publishing material suitable for practicing lawyers. According to former Iowa Law School Dean Larry Blades, the Journal is "designed to meet the needs of lawyers on a practical and down-to-earth level." To maintain such an orientation, Journal editors receive advice from an editorial advisory board that consists of distinguished attorneys and scholars. The advisory board gives suggestions to Journal editors concerning editorial processes, format, and editorial staff operations. This advice keeps the Journal attuned to the needs of the present day legal world.

Faculty Advisor

Herbert HovenkampBen and Dorothy Willie Chair
BA, Calvin College, 1969 
MA, University of Texas, 1971
PhD, University of Texas, 1976
JD, University of Texas, 1978
Phone  319-335-9079
Office 475 Boyd Law Building

Professor Hovenkamp joined the Iowa law faculty in 1986. Before coming to Iowa, Professor Hovenkamp was Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and prior to that he was Instructor, Department of History and American Civilization, University of Texas.

Professor Hovenkamp has taught Antitrust, Antitrust & Economics, Law in American History, Torts, IP Survey, Introduction to Intellectual Property, and Real Property. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been the Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Harvard Law School; Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard Law School; Faculty Scholar, University of Iowa; Presidential Lecturer, University of Iowa; and has been the recipient of the University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award.

In 2008 Professor Hovenkamp received the John Sherman Award from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. The award is presented approximately once every three years to "a person or persons for their outstanding achievement in antitrust law, contributing to the protection of American consumers and to the preservation of economic liberty."

Professor Hovenkamp's publication include some 80 articles and approximately 50 essays and book reviews, as well as a dozen books. Of these, Enterprise and American Law, 1800-1860 (1991) received the Littleton-Griswold Prize of the Ameican Historical Association; and Science and Religion in America: 1800-1860 (1978) received the Choice Award. He is the senior surviving author of Antitrust Law (formerly with Phillip Areeda & Donald Turner), currently 22 volumes.