The Center for Law, Economics & Finance

The Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) has incubated a broad range of programs and scholarship in business and finance law since its founding in 2009. Under the successive leadership of Professors Arthur Wilmarth, Jr. and Jeffrey Manns and the C-LEAF Executive Board, C-LEAF has sponsored extensive scholarship by the faculty of both GW Law and other national law schools; spawned a panoply of additional programs at GW Law; and sponsored dozens of influential conferences, panels, and talks in both Washington DC and New York City. These innovations are now all part of the broader GW Business and Finance Law Program (BFLP). Today led by Professor Lawrence Cunningham, C-LEAF remains one of the central initiatives related to the BFLP, and helps advocate for the scholarship and teaching of GW faculty members in fields such as banking, bankruptcy, commercial, corporate, and securities.