2016 Symposium

The North Carolina Law Review 2016 annual symposium

The Role of Law in Promoting Entrepreneurship


Please join the North Carolina Law Review at its annual Symposium on the role of law in promoting entrepreneurship. Panelist will explore the legal community’s involvement in promoting, fostering, and cultivating entrepreneurial businesses across a diverse array of practice areas. Planned topics of conversation include angel investing, crowdfunding, and the evolving transaction structure of venture finance. The faculty sponsor for this event is John Coyle. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ali Burner at [email protected] or Cordon Smart at [email protected].


Friday October 7, 2016
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Kenan Center
Kenan-Flagler
Business School
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Symposium Schedule


The North Carolina Law Review thanks our generous supporters:

Participating Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Symposium Panelists and Distinguished Guests

Link to Panelist Bios

Keynote Speaker

Ward Hendon,  Axiom Law

Representing the Entrepreneur Panel
John Coyle University of North Carolina School of Law

Robert Bartlett,  UC Berkeley School of Law

Joseph Green, Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Dan Tracey, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Securities Law and Entrepreneurship Panel
Thomas Lee Hazen, University of North Carolina School of Law

Darian Ibrahim,William & Mary Law School
Usha Rodrigues, University of Georgia School of Law
Jeff Schwartz, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Intellectual Property Panel
John Conley, University of North Carolina School of Law

Michael Burstein, Cardozo School of Law

Andrew Chin, University of North Carolina School of Law

Deborah Gerhardt, University of North Carolina School of Law

Corporate Law and Entrepreneurship Panel
Elizabeth Pollman, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Brian Broughman, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Gordon Smith, Brigham Young University Law School

Christine Hurt, Brigham Young University Law School

Joan MacLeod Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law