Regional Associations

ALSB Regional Associations are independent and separate legal entities from the American Business Law Association, Inc. d/b/a the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB); the ALSB assumes no liability for and exercises no control over actions and policies of the regional organizations.



The CALSB 2016 Conference will be held May 5-7 in Calgary, Alberta. Activities will include an Icebreaker Cocktail Party, paper presentations, panels on Pedagogical Issues, Best Paper Award (paper submission date is April 27, 2016), and visiting with great colleagues.

Plus all the sights, sounds, tastes and life of Calgary – check out Visit Calgary at

Please visit our website for more details or email Jim Silovs (, Peter Bowal ( or Shelley McGill (


States Include: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

The 2016 Annual MAALSB Conference will be held in New York City on April 7-8, 2016.

Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for the Best Paper cash award. For more information, please contact Salar Ghahramani at

Additional details and conference registration information will be available in January 2016.

Call for Papers and Registration


Atlantic Law Journal

Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic ALSB
Contact: Brian Halsey (West Chester University)
Acceptance rate: under 25%
Open submissions: Papers do not have to be submitted at the regional meeting.
Listing: Journal is Cabell’s listed and the editors are exploring Westlaw listings.


States Include: Eastern Montana, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin


Mark your calendars! The Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) 2016 Annual Conference is April 14-15 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. For more information or a registration packet, contact Abbey Stemler, MALSB Vice-President and Program Chair at or visit the MALSB website. Registration Deadline is October 16, 2015 (to be included in program; completed papers due for consideration regarding MBAA International Distinguished Paper Award or Master Teacher competition). Refereed Proceedings Submission Deadline is January 15, 2016 (for consideration).

Midwest Law Journal

Submission details:
All legal subjects and pedagogy
Acceptance rate: 18%
Review: double-blind peer review
Open submission: Papers do not have to be presented at regional meeting.
Listing: Midwest Law Journal is listed in Cabell’s Journal of Publishing Opportunities.

North Atlantic

States Include: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island


The next NARBLA annual conference will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. For specific questions about the NARBLA conference, please contact the Program Chair, David E. Missirian at For updates on NARBLA news, Guidelines for Publication of Papers, and the Conference Registration Form, please visit Any questions about paper presentation for publication, you may contact Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Business Law Review, Bill Read at or Marie Hansen at

Business Law Review

North Atlantic ALSB is the sponsor.
Contact: William Read (Husson University)
Submission: Conference papers are preferred
Acceptance rate: high
Listing: Cabell’s


States Include: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut


Please plan to join us at the 2016 NEALSB annual conference from April 29-May 1 at the historic Equinox Resort located in the scenic countryside of Southern Vermont.  Unanimously voted 2011 Best Regional Conference, the Northeast conference will feature its usual high quality academic paper presentations and panel discussions as well as our annual “Best Conference Paper” award. This is an opportunity to interact with one of the most collegial, supportive and welcoming groups that you will ever find. If you have not attended one of our regional conferences in the past, please come to see what you have been missing. You will not be disappointed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Program Chair, Patricia M. Sheridan (

Northeast Journal of Legal Studies

Submission details:
Sponsor: NEALSB
Contact: Sharlene McEvoy
Submission: All legal subjects and pedagogy are accepted. It publishes papers presented at NEALSB, but also accepts other submissions.
Submission fee: $50 (half returned if article is rejected)
Acceptance rate: 20-30%
Review: double-blind peer review
Listing: Cabell’s and the Index to Legal Periodicals

Pacific Northwest

States Include: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana
Provinces Include: Alberta, British Columbia


The PNALSB regional conference will be held April 21-23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  Please contact Daniel Warner, Program Chair, at

Meeting invitation and registration form

Pacific Southwest

States Include: Arizona, Southern Nevada, Southern California, Hawaii


The PSWALSB annual conference will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort February 11-13, 2016. Palm Springs for Valentine’s Weekend is your winter break at the Oasis. The conference room rate is $179/night. You may contact the hotel directly at 760-320-6868. The conference fee includes the banquet dinner and copy of the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics. For more information on submitting papers and to register for this event, please visit or email

Journal of Law, Business & Ethics

Submission details:
Pacific Southwest ALSB is the sponsor
Each attendee will receive a copy of the Journal
Open submission
Acceptance rate: 5%
Review: double blind
Listing: Cabell’s, Westlaw, HeinOnline

Rocky Mountain

States Include: Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

The RMALSB annual conference will be held September 30 – October 2, 2016 at the Manor Vail Lodge, in Vail, CO. The one-bedroom condominium rate is $189/night plus a 6% service fee. To make reservations, you should contact the hotel directly at least 30 days prior to the conference start date. Reservation requests may be made via telephone (800-950-8245) or e-mail ( Be sure to specify that you are part of the RMALSB group.

Conference registration fee is $150, plus an additional $15 if you would like to join the group for dinner at Blue Moose Pizza on Friday night. The registration fee is discounted to $130 for participants who stay at the conference hotel one night, and $110 for those who stay both nights. We are encouraging participants to stay at the hotel in order to meet our contractual commitment to book a block of rooms.

  Papers are welcome in either of two tracks: submission stage track or work-in-progress track. Awards offered for Best Idea and Best Paper submission after the conference. All papers on the submission stage track will be refereed prior to publication in the proceedings. For more information regarding registration and the conference, please contact Matt Thue at

The Rocky Mountain Law Journal

This Journal’s inaugural volume was published in August, 2012 and is available for review at:

Submissions for the RMLJ are to be made to Adam Epstein, Central Michigan University, at:


States Include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


The Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB) Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-14, 2015 at the historic boutique Ellis Hotel. The Ellis is located in Downtown Atlanta and is offering a discounted rate of $134/night, plus taxes, for Thursday and Friday nights.

Please visit the SEALSB website for more information or to register for the conference. In the meantime, feel free to contact SEALSB’s 2015 Program Chair, Charlotte Alexander at, if you have any questions regarding the conference.


States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


The SALSB will be returning to San Antonio in 2016 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio March 30-April 2. This beautiful recently renovated hotel is in the heart of all the excitement that the riverwalk has to offer. You are steps away from the Alamo, fantastic shopping and world class dining. This fabulous property can be viewed via the hotel website at For the eleventh year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended. For more information, please visit our website.

Southern Journal of Business and Ethics

Submission details:
Closed submissions: SALSB members only
Acceptance rate: 25%
Listing: Cabell’s

Southern Law Review

Submission details: or
Open submissions: Papers do not have to be presented at SALSB meeting.
Acceptance rate: ~25% currently in Volume XX
Review: Double-blind peer review
Listing: Cabell’s Directory and in Urlich’s International Periodical Directory. Full text is available through EBSCO’s “Academic Research Complete” database, accessible through over 90% of the world’s Electronic University holdings. Hard copy is in over 100 regional libraries.
Issues: Published twice annually (fall and spring) in both hard copy (all 20 years) and electronically (last 10 years).


States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


Please join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The 2016 Annual Conference will be held at Oakland University on Friday, October 21, 2016 in the historic Meadow Brook Hall.  Meadow Brook Hall holds some significance to business law scholars as it is located on the former estate of the auto baron John Dodge. Not only is 2016 the 25th anniversary of our organization but is also the 100th anniversary of when John Dodge initiated litigation against Ford Motor Company. The litigation culminated in the Michigan Supreme Court decision in Dodge v. Ford Motor Co., 170 N.W. 668 (Mich. 1919), which established the precedent that a business corporation is organized primarily for the profit of the stockholders. A tour of the estate will be a part of the conference and it will give us a glimpse into how auto industry profits were spent in the early 20th century.

All faculty and students interested in business law-related issues are encouraged to attend. Papers submitted by September 21, 2016 will be peer reviewed for publication in the Conference Proceedings. Those wishing to share works-in-progress can have their abstracts included in the Proceedings if submitted by that date.

Tri-State cordially invites students to submit papers, abstracts or to prepare posters for display at the conference. A discounted registration fee is available to all students to encourage their participation.

Conference registration form and further information available on the Tri-State website.

Conference Chair, Jennifer Cordon Thor, can be reached at or 248-370-4091.


States Include: Northern California, Northern Nevada

The Western ALSB annual conference will be held in Monterey, California March 18-20, 2016. Join us and enjoy the collegial atmosphere, professional presentations, and all the natural wonders of the beautiful location!  Papers at every stage of development are welcome.  Conference registration deadline is March 4, 2016; paper referred track (abstract and paper submission) deadline is February 26, 2016; paper regular track (abstract and paper submission) deadline is February 26, 2016; hotel cutoff date is March 4, 2016. For more information, please contact Leila Lawlor, President-Elect, at Georgia Perimeter College.