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Release: March 6, 2000

Former SEC commissioner to speak at law journal's 25-year celebration

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Phil Lochner, former Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) and former counsel for Time Warner, will help the Journal of Corporation Law celebrate its 25th anniversary this year as a University of Iowa College of Law student-produced publication. The Journal of Corporate Law (JCL), one of four student law journals at the college, will hold its annual spring banquet at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23 at the University Athletic Club in Iowa City.

In addition to current JCL members and staff, those invited include law faculty and administration, former JCL members and staff and JCL's editorial advisory board. The JCL was founded in 1974 by a group of UI law students with the encouragement of law faculty, in particular David C. Bayne, S.J. The first issue was published in 1975. The JCL is the oldest student-edited, student-selected corporate specialty law journal in the country. Since its founding, the JCL has grown in prestige and readership.

The JCL publishes four issues per year and is received by practitioners, law libraries and courts in every state in the United States and in over 20 countries. In a 1999 survey by University of Missouri professors Tracey George and Chris Guthrie, the JCL was ranked fifth out of the top 100 specialty journals and first among student-run journals. Some 17 third-year and 35 second-year law students compose the JCL staff. These students select and edit articles for use, prepare issues for publication, assist student writers in article development and conduct daily operations of the JCL. Articles published in JCL center on corporate law, including securities, anti-trust, commercial law, corporate governance and bankruptcy. The publication features articles by practitioners and scholars, as well as superior pieces by the JCL student writers.