The Pace Investor Rights Project (PIRP), launched in the fall of 20033 as an expansion of Pace Law School's ground-breaking Securities Arbitration Clinic, seeks to foster increased scholarly interest on topics related to investor justice in the regulatory, arbitral and judicial arenas. The Project thus produced the Investor Rights Symposium, which took place on the grounds of the Judicial Institute at Pace Law School on March 31 and April 1, 2005, to bring together academics, regulators, practitioners, investors' advocates and students to explore the precarious balance between investor protection and wealth creation. The scholarship that follows in this volume reflects the academic and critical thoughts of six authors who explore through different lenses the various obstacles to optimal investor protection in the securities industry.
Barbara Black & Jill Gross, The Elusive Balance Between Investor Protection and Wealth Creation, 26 Pace L. Rev. 27 (2005), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/34/.