Emerson appointed Editor of American Business Law Journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Huber Hurst Professor of Business Law Robert Emerson was appointed Editor of the American Business Law Journal.

Emerson will serve a five-year term overseeing management and publication of the Journal among other duties. In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal in the final year of his term, Emerson will serve on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

The American Business Law Journal, founded in 1962, is the premier blind reviewed academic journal in business law. The Journal publishes four issues per year exploring topics related to business and corporate law. An essential resource for law scholars, lawyers, and judges, it is cited frequently not only in academic journals but in important judicial, legislative and administrative decisions. It is highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 3 to 4 percent.

Emerson is recognized internationally as a leading authority on franchise law. He has lectured and given scholarly presentations on that subject, as well as on matters of comparative business litigation procedure, at numerous U.S. and European universities, particularly leading French and German business schools and law schools.

Emerson received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982 and his B.A. from Sewanee: The University of the South (Tenn.) in 1978.