Changing Cars, Changing Rates: The Potential Effects of Self-Driving Cars on Insurance Liability

By James Duffy Compulsory auto-insurance is a hallmark of wealthy, developed nations.  While federated nations like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have varying insurance requirements, all of them heavily encourage citizens to purchase insurance.[1]  Thus, when an accident happens, the insurer of the driver at-fault pays for the damage.[2]  In a world where […]

Oral Argument Recap: Lighting Ballast Control v. Philips

Jonas Anderson, Assistant Professor, American University Washington College of Law *Business and Marketing Editor Diane Ghrist was excited to tag along with WCL Professor Jonas Anderson to attend today’s oral argument at the Federal Circuit in the Ballast Case. The relevant issue was whether the Federal Circuit should review District Court Markman hearings on claim […]

New Submission Guidelines

The AUBLR is proud to announce our new submission guidelines for our upcoming issues. We invite professors, judges, and practitioners to submit articles and essays as well as publish student work from our own staff members. While we welcome all submissions on any business law topic, we prefer publishing articles addressing the influences of political, […]

Meet our Volume 3 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant is the Editor-in-Chief of the American University Business Law Review.  She is currently a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the co-Treasurer of the International Trade and Investment Law Society.  Her comment, “Ignoring the Technicality’s Temptation: Interpreting the Citizenship of a Foreign Official Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” is featured […]


Please join the American University Business Law Review as it brings together academics and practitioners for its 2013 Symposium on Transactional Lawyering. We will engage in a broad conversation addressing the evolution of the field, “deal lawyers,” governance, current conditions impacting the practice, transactional law pedagogy, and the relationship between lawyers and financial markets. The Symposium will be held on […]