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Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Governance Symposium

Comparative Sex Regimes and Corporate Governance
Pace International Law Review Symposium

Pace Law School
February 8, 2013, 9 am5 pm
NYS Judicial Institute


Norway’s leadership in adopting quotas for women’s representation on corporate boards has inspired several other countries.  This move represents a major shift in corporate governance norms and in efforts to attain sex equality in the workplace.  Multiple disciplines, national frames and perspectives will foster a deeper understanding of these measures. This symposium will examine corporate board quotas through various lenses to explore questions such as: Are these measures designed to achieve good governance, women’s empowerment, or gender balance?  Are quotas, which depend on the sex binary, an effective tool to realize those objectives?  If not, how might boards circumnavigate around them?  What are possible unintended consequences of quotas?  Will corporate governance change once capital has been (partly) feminized?  Is the French differentiation between diversity and mixité (gender diversity) relevant?   This Symposium will bring together thinkers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to analyze and comprehend the meaning and impact, both deliberate and unintended, of such quotas.  We hope to foster broader collective and individual analysis and knowledge production on the phenomenon of corporate board quotas.

Contact: Darren Rosenblum,

Participants include:

  • Anne L. Alstott, Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation, Yale Law School

  • Ann Bartow, Professor, Pace Law School

  • Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School

  • David Chekroun, Global Research Fellow, NYU Law School; Professor, ESCP Europe

  • Bridget J. Crawford, Professor, Pace Law School

  • Dan Danielsen, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

  • Aaron A. Dhir, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  • Amy Dittmar, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow, Associate Professor of  Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

  • Martin Gelter, Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law

  • Kimberly D. Krawiec, Katherine Everett Professor Law, Duke Law School

  • Andrew C.W. Lund, Professor, Pace Law School

  • Horatia Muir Watt, Professor, Sciences Po, École de Droit

  • Fernanda Nicola, Associate Professor, Washington College of Law, American University

  • Darren Rosenblum, Professor, Pace Law School

  • Julie C. Suk, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

  • Tom R. Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School

  • Cheryl L. Wade, Dean Harold F. McNiece Professor, St. John’s Law School