The Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review (ECGAR) explores the relationship between the corporation and its stakeholders in the United States and abroad. This online, student-run publication seeks to identify the relevant actors in the corporate arena and addresses squarely how far to each of them corporate responsibility should extend.
ECGAR will strive to answer questions surrounding litigation, as well as address issues of financial risk management, labor law, products liability, environmental law, health law, and lawmaking. Finally, it will examine and scrutinize the corporation’s pervasive influence in American politics. The journal's overarching goal is to affect positive change in the corporate world by promoting sound business ethics and fair play.
Unlike traditional print journals, ECGAR will publish its content on a dedicated website hosted by Emory Law School. Student members are required to author blog posts and short essays, while external contributors (law professors, judges, practitioners, etc.) may submit for publication works of virtually any length, including full-length law review articles. The journal will periodically publish “issues” in PDF format. These issues—formatted and paginated to capture the look of a print journal—will feature select external submissions as well as those student pieces deemed to be the most outstanding. The first issue has an expected publication date of March 2014. Hard copies of all issues will be available by special order.
Keeping with the tradition of our sister journals, membership on ECGAR is limited to second- and third-year law students selected through a competitive “write-on” process. The third-year members comprise the Editorial Board, which is led by an Executive Board consisting of an Editor-in-Chief, four Executive Managing Editors, an Executive Articles Editor, and an Administrative Editor. Second-year members are considered Candidates for the Board, and must meet specific writing and editing requirements if they are to be elevated to the Editorial Board prior to their final year of law school.