AALS call for submissions on climate science and banking regulation

We received the following call for submissions:

The AALS Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services invites submissions of no more than five pages for its session at the 2022 annual meeting of the AALS. Next year’s annual meeting will be held virtually from January 5-9, 2022, with the date and time of the Section’s session yet to be announced. The submission can be the abstract and/or introduction from a longer paper, and it should relate to the following session description:

Climate Finance and Banking Regulation: Beyond Disclosure?

In the United States, banking regulation has been slower than other forms of financial regulation (and slower than its European counterparts) to address climate-related financial risks. This panel explores the proper role of banking regulation in addressing the physical and transition risks from climate change. Possible measures include: standardized, mandatory climate risk disclosures by banks; supervisory assessments of climate-related financial risk; capital and liquidity regulation; climate risk scenario tests; determination of the appropriate role of banks in mitigating climate risk; financial stability oversight of climate risk; and action (through the Community Reinvestment Act and otherwise) to deter harms to disadvantaged communities and communities of color from climate change.

Please email your anonymized materials by Friday, July 16, 2021, to Joe Graham, jgraham@bu.edu<mailto:jgraham@bu.edu>. Please also indicate, in addition to the proposal submission of up to five pages: (a) whether you are tenured, pre-tenure, or other; (b) whether you are in your first five years as a law professor (including any years spent as a fellow or visiting assistant professor); (c) how far along the full article is and when you expect to complete the discussion draft; and (d) optionally, how you would contribute to diverse perspectives in our field or on the panel.

The Section will announce the author(s) selected to present by no later than early September, 2021.

On behalf of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services

Chair: Patricia A. McCoy (Boston College)
Chair-Elect: Paolo Saguato (George Mason University)

Executive Committee Members:
Hilary Allen (American University)
Abbye Atkinson (University of California, Berkeley)
Felix Chang (University of Cincinnati)
Gina-Gail S. Fletcher (Duke University)
Pamela Foohey (Indiana University)
Kathryn Judge (Columbia University)
Michael Malloy (University of the Pacific)
Christopher Odinet (University of Iowa)
Jennifer Taub (Western New England University)
Rory Van Loo (Boston University)
David Zaring (The Wharton School)

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