The American University Business Law Review (AUBLR) is committed to publishing high-quality and high-impact pieces that combine cutting-edge legal analysis with novel solutions to address the complex challenges that impact businesses today. The AUBLR is the first law review in D.C. dedicated solely to business issues.  AUBLR also organizes and sponsors an annual symposium where leading scholars and practitioners assemble to address particularly pressing issues facing the business law community.

AUBLR is edited and produced by students at the American University Washington College of Law. AUBLR publishes a print volume entitled the American University Business Law Review and an online journal entitled the BLR Buzz Blog. The print volume features a broad range of scholarship that covers developing legal trends in a variety of business law topics. It appears each academic year and its articles are made available in print, through our website, and via HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw. The BLR Buzz online journal features articles on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. AUBLR welcomes articles submitted by academics, practitioners, and law students.  For more information about AUBLR’s submissions policy, please visit the submissions page.

What’s the Buzz?

Visit the BLR Buzz Blog to discover recent developments in business law today.

 Fall 2017 Symposium: What’s Next in the Pipeline? A Discussion of the Legal, Economic, and Societal Implications of the Keystone XL Pipeline

On March 24th, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a presidential permit to TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. Since then, many environmental, indigenous, and business groups have filed lawsuits challenging the State Department’s approval of this pipeline.

Please join the American University Business Law Review on Wednesday, November 8th for a spirited discussion on the pipeline. Our panel will feature the country’s brightest energy & environmental industry professionals from major law firms, environmental organizations, and think tanks. The panelists will analyze the legal, economic, and societal implications of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Panel topics to be discussed will include the NEPA and Clean Water Act challenge claims, the use of eminent domain as a legal tool to build this pipeline and it effects on agricultural and economic growth in local communities, and the pipeline’s effect on our climate, indigenous communities, and public land.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration is free, but required: www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.