CLTA Annual Conference 2019:

University of Auckland Faculty of Law
3-5 February 2019
Second Call for Abstracts

The annual Corporate Law Teachers Association conference will be hosted by the University of Auckland Faculty of Law.

The conference will be held from Sunday 3 February to Tuesday 5 February 2019.

The conference website has now gone live. Please visit for details about the conference, keynote speaker, programme, pricing, venue and accommodation. Delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts and register as soon as possible to ensure their choice of accommodation. For those delegates planning to travel around New Zealand before or after the conference, there is also information about New Zealand on the website. The theme for this year’s conference will be: Possible Futures for the Company and for Corporate Law. That the only certainty is change has never been truer than during the last decade. And the pace of change is accelerating with:

• technological advances;
• changing balances in world power;
• increasing inequality;
• a questioning of tenets of capitalism and even democracy with the profit maximising role of the corporation being re-examined;and
• climate change

All of these issues are linked. Francis Fukuyama’s predicted end of history seems far off! To those of us who focus on the modern company and corporate law, the central relevance of the corporation in finding answers to the grand questions of our time is apparent:

The history of corporate law is not yet over!

Abstracts for papers that address the theme are encouraged. As always abstracts on any corporate-law related topic are also invited. Proposals should consist of a short abstract (max. 250 words) and a short author bio. All abstracts for CLTA conference are to be submitted via email to

For information about the conference please contact Susan Watson on s.watson@auckland, or view the conference website -