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A Life Navigating the Securities Markets: A Celebration of Professor Roberta Karmel's Work, Teaching, and Mentorship

Dates and Times:

Thursday, May 13

1:30 to 5 p.m. (EDT): Conference Day 1

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (EDT): Celebration

Friday, May 14

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT): Conference Day 2


About the Program

Join us to celebrate the career of Professor Roberta Karmel, the Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Professor Karmel has been a pathbreaker in all senses of the word. She was the first female partner at the law firm of Rogers and Wells, the first female Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and, for over 30 years, a teacher, mentor, colleague, and prominent scholar of business and securities law.

The symposium will be held virtually May 13-14 followed by a celebration of Professor Karmel's career hosted by the Law School with tributes from the BLS community, alumni, and special guests.

Click here to see agenda and confirmed speakers.

Papers from the symposium will appear in a special issue of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law (a journal that Professor Karmel helped to found) in her honor. The full program and list of participants will be available before the symposium.

Attendees are also encouraged to submit a short (no more than 250 words) written tribute or anecdote about Professor Karmel, which will be collected and presented to her. Please feel free to submit your comments in the space provided on the registration form.


Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Business Law and Regulation, the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, and the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law.


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