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May 4, 2004

Press Contacts: Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 471-7330

Four UT Law Professors to Present Papers at American Law and Economics Association Conference

AUSTIN, Texas — Today The University of Texas at Austin School of Law announced that four of its faculty members would present peer-reviewed papers at the prestigious American Law and Economics Association meeting to be held at Northwestern School of Law on May 7-8, 2004. The faculty members are:

The papers are available on SSRN:
Bernard Black: http://ssrn.com/author=16042
Kate Litvak: http://ssrn.com/author=280095
Ron Mann: http://ssrn.com/author=1234
Lee Fennell: http://ssrn.com/author=203694

The American Law and Economics Association is dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy and regulation. Founded in 1991, the membership includes academic and practicing lawyers and economists. The Association holds an annual two-day meeting in May at which members present peer-reviewed papers dealing with a wide variety of topics concerning the interrelation of law and economics.

Related links:
ALEA: http://www.amlecon.org/
ALEA Conference: https://wx5.registeredsite.com/user835589/meeting/default.asp
About Professor Bernard Black: http://www.utexas.edu/law/news/2004/041404_black.html *
About Professor Lee Fennell: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/lfennell/
About Professor Kate Litvak: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/klitvak/
About Professor Ronald Mann: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/rmann/
UT Law's Center for Law, Business, and Economic: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/clbe/

* On April 14, 2004 The University of Texas at Austin School of Law announced that Bernard S. Black agreed to become the Hayden W. Head Regents Chair for Faculty Excellence in the School of Law. Black currently serves as the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford, where he teaches classes in corporations, corporate finance, and corporate acquisitions. The appointment is subject to formal approval by the UT Central Administration and Regents.