2003 ALSB National Proceedings
Selected Referred Papers Delivered at the 2003 ALSB Annual Conference
The 78th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held August 13 -17, 2003, at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The academic program was attended by 268 members and included 144 paper presentations, 17 panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.
From the papers presented, eighteen of the papers were submitted for double-blind review. Approximately eighty-eight percent of the submissions were accepted for publication in the Proceedings. The acceptance rate was somewhat higher than last year. These papers are representative of the papers presented in Las Vegas and are divided into four topics, plus a student paper section, and the Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings. The two Distinguished Proceedings papers were selected as the best from all the submissions, and were presented during a special session at the conference. Congratulations to Robert Kearney, author of the Outstanding Distinguished Paper, and to Lynda Oswald, author of the Distinguished Paper.
Deep appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2003 ALSB meeting. Special thanks to Program Chair Nancy Kubasek for her hard work and planning of the academic and social programs, and to Executive Secretary Dan Herron for his perpetual efforts on behalf of the Academy without which we would be lost and know it. I would like to thank the reviewers for the Proceedings, and the discussants of the Distinguished Papers, for their hard work. Your service to the Academy is much appreciated.
The 2004 annual meeting will be in Ottawa, Canada from August 17th to 21st. Make your plans to at the Westin Hotel – City Center. There will be a Distinguished Paper session at the meeting, a Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings, plaques, and monetary recognition of the Distinguished Papers. I encourage everyone to participate in the ALSB meeting and in the Proceedings.
Ernest W. King
University of Southern Mississippi
2003 Proceedings Reviewers
I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2003 ALSB Proceedings. Your time, effort, and thoughtfulness make the Proceedings better every year. I enjoyed working with all of you, and look forward to next year.
Debra Burke, Western Carolina University
Vincent A. Carrafiello, University of Connecticut
Rick Coffinberger, George Mason University
Timothy L. Fort, University of Michigan
Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University
Dana M. Muir, University of Michigan
John Norwood, University of Arkansas
Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan
Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan
Index of Papers
The Unintended Hostile Environment: Mapping the Limits of Sexual Harassment Law by Robert A. Kearney
Pre-Employment Agreements: A Boon for Employers or a Boondoggle for Employees by C.W. Von Bergen, William T. Mawer and Barlow Soper
Workplace Harassment: A Proposal for a Bright Line Test Consistent With the First Amendment by Debra Burke
The Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789: An 18th Century Law Becomes a 21st Century Tool in Combating Human Rights Violations – An Ethical Examination by Edward J. Schoen, Joseph S. Falchek, and Margaret M. Hogan
Why People Obey Law: Implications for Reforming Corporate Governance by Daniel T. Ostas
Discovering and Developing Thinking Styles in Business Students by Kimberlianne Podlas
An Empirical and Normative Analysis of Television’s Contribution Consumer Litigiousness by Kimberlianne Podlas
The Ecological Challenges of War by Timothy L. Fort and Cindy A. Schipani
The First Amendment and Newsracks by Vincent A. Carrafiello
International Cooperation and the Colorado River Delta by Kelly Averbeck
[Cite as: 32 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2003)]