The Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso

Mid Year FellowsThe Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in honor of Louis O. Kelso provides a setting for the fellows to present their work-in-progress research, to receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of colleagues and to develop research teams and projects with each other. Louis O. Kelso (1913-91) was a law professor, a political economist, a corporate and financial lawyer, lecturer and merchant banker who is chiefly remembered today as the inventor and pioneer of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and the author of many books on the role of broad-based ownership in corporations and society within a democracy. The Louis O. Kelso Traveling Fellowships make it possible for all of the fellows in the fellowship program to meet annually in the Mid-year Fellows Workshop on the campus of Rutgers University. The workshop and the fellowships are supported by a generous gift from Mr. John D. Menke. Mr. Menke is President of Menke & Associates, Inc. one of the oldest and most active firms specializing in Employee Stock Ownership Plans or ESOPs. During his career, Mr. Menke has supervised or participated in over 2,500 ESOP transactions. Prior to founding Menke & Associates, Inc. in 1974, Mr. Menke was associated with the law firm of Kelso, Cotton, Seligman & Ray, where he practiced in the fields of corporate finance, tax planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Menke received his B.A. degree from the University of Texas, and his LL.B. degree from the Yale Law School.

The Program of the 2011 Mid-Year Fellows Workshop

The workshop will be held on February 24-25, 2011.

Schedule, PowerPoint presentations, and papers for the event will be posted during the week of February 14.  Please check this site freguently.

(Please keep checking these links below for content.  The event coordinators will be uploading material as soon as available.)

The Mid-Year Fellows Workshop in Honor of Louis O. Kelso posted 2/23/2011

PowerPoint Presentations


The Papers of the 2011 Mid-Year Fellows Workshop