Professor Karmel’s students are on a hot streak. Four of her students —Emily Kehoe ’13, Tyler O’Reilly ’13, Kan Zhang ’13 and Julia Zukina ‘13— have had papers written for Karmel’s securities courses selected for publication in well-respected business and law journals. Additionally, Zukina’s paper has won the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition, earning her a cash award in addition to the publication opportunity.
Karmel makes it a priority to inform her classes about publication opportunities and to encourage them to submit their papers to journals. She also helps her students along in the process by counseling them on topic selection and commenting on their first drafts before they complete the final paper. Students also present their papers to the class, which helps them to organize their thoughts and ideas.
“Sometimes the students need a little push, but as you can see from these wonderful results, that it’s a chance worth taking,” said Karmel. “As a teacher, there is no greater reward than seeing your students succeed.”
Kehoe will publish her paper, “Hedge Fund ‘Regulation’ for Systemic Risk: Largely Impossible,” in the Michigan State University College of Law’s Journal of Business & Securities Law (Fall 2013). Her paper focuses on regulating systemic risk in the hedge fund industry. Kehoe, who wrote her paper as part of Karmel’s International Securities Regulation Seminar, is an International Business Law Fellow, and she will be presenting her paper to the other IBL fellows and faculty later this semester. Kehoe was also invited to present her paper to the Brooklyn Business Law Association. After graduation, she plans to focus her career on international trade, business law and bankruptcy.
O’Reilly’s paper, “Short Selling: Reconstructing Global Regulatory Regimes in the Wake of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises,” was also written for Karmel’s International Securities Regulation Seminar. It will be published in the Wayne Law Review (Fall 2013 Symposium Edition), which will feature articles related to economic recovery. In his paper, O’Reilly examines the short selling bans implemented in the United States and European Union in recent years and proposes changes to the regulatory framework to address key deficiencies of these emergency measures. O’Reilly is also an International Business Law Fellow, and will present his paper to the other IBL fellows and faculty later this semester. Upon graduation, O’Reilly will join Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP as an associate in the Corporate Department where he hopes to focus on capital markets and mergers & acquisitions.
Zhang’s paper, entitled “Corporate Governance in China: How Does the State Influence its Own Enterprises?” has been selected for publication in Brigham Young University’s International Law & Management Review (Winter 2013). Her paper explores the regulatory framework of corporate governance in China, with a focus on how state ownership impacts the corporate governance of State- Owned Enterprises. Zhang wrote the paper for an Independent Study course with Karmel. She plans to focus on international business law after graduation.
Zukina’s paper entitled “Step Short of Change: Examining the Recent Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Its Shortcomings in a Global Market” will be published in the spring issue of Michigan State University College of Law’s Journal of Business & Securities Law. In her paper, Zukina compares different ways of regulating credit rating agencies in each of the United States, the European Union and emerging markets in India. She wrote the paper for her Securities Regulation course with Karmel and was encouraged by Karmel to submit the paper for consideration to the writing competition. Zukina intends to pursue a career in securities and financial regulation and is already off to a good start. She is a recent graduate of the Summer Honors Law Program at the SEC and is continuing as an SEC intern for the full-school year. Upon graduation, she will be clerking for Judge Ronald D. Wigler in the New Jersey Superior Court.
“The students are writing on timely topics and producing excellent, publication-worthy work,” said Karmel. “And we all know that published work is great for your resume and to use as a writing sample for job interviews. These publications really give the students a competitive edge.”