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.

Canadian

Website: http://www.calsb.ca/

The CALSB 2015 Conference will be held May 7-9 at the Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The hotel website is http://www.pantageshotel.com.  Activities will include an Icebreaker Cocktail Party, paper presentations, panels on Pedagogical Issues including Academy Integrity and Misconduct, Best Paper Award (paper submission date is April 30, 2015), and visiting with great colleagues.

Plus all the sights, sounds, tastes and life of Toronto – check out Visiting Toronto at http://www.toronto.ca.

Please visit our website for more details or email Sally Gunz (sgunz@uwaterloo.ca) or Shelley McGill (smcgill@wlu.ca).

Mid-Atlantic

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

We hope you can join us in York Pennsylvania, March 20-21, 2015 for our annual conference. Papers submitted by March 1, 2015 are eligible for publication in the Atlantic Law Journal and a Best Paper cash award. Conference attendance is not required for journal submissions.

For more information, please contact Aaron Pennington, President, at apenning@ycp.edu or 717-815-6528.

Atlantic Law Journal

http://www.atlanticlawjournal.org/

Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic ALSB
Contact: Brian Halsey (West Chester University) bhalsey@wcupa.edu
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.

Midwest

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

Website: http://www.malsb.org/

Mark your calendars! The Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) 2015 Annual Conference is March 25-27 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Hotel rate is 174/night. For more information or a registration packet, contact Matt Hlinak, MALSB Vice-President and Program Chair at mhlinak@dom.edu or visit the MALSB website. Registration Deadline is October 17, 2014 (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, 2015 (for consideration).

Midwest Law Journal

Submission details: www.malsb.org
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

Website: http://www.narbla.org/

The next NARBLA annual conference will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. For specific questions about the NARBLA conference, please contact the Program Chair, Nancy Aiken at Marileen_aiken@uml.edu. For updates on NARBLA news, Guidelines for Publication of Papers, and the Conference Registration Form, please visit www.narbla.org. Any questions about paper presentation for publication, you may contact Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Business Law Review, Bill Read at readw@husson.edu or Marie Hansen at hansenm@husson.edu.

Business Law Review

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

Northeast

States Include: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Website: http://nealsb.info/index.html

Please plan to join us at the 2015 NEALSB annual conference from April 24-26 in historic Princeton, New Jersey. Register early to secure $114/night room rate at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. 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 Chairs, Susanna Monseau (monseau@tcnj.edu) and Nancy Lasher (lasher@tcnj.edu).

Northeast Journal of Legal Studies

Submission details: http://nealsb.info/index.html
Sponsor: NEALSB
Contact: Sharlene McEvoy samcevoy@mail.fairfield.edu
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

Nowhere explodes with new life and color in the spring like the Pacific Northwest. This refreshment and inspiration is always matched by the supportive and fun atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest ALSB regional conference. This year’s conference will be held on April 17-18, 2015 in beautiful Portland, Oregon.  If you have any questions, please contact our Program Chair, Lisa Reed at reedl@up.edu.

Pacific Southwest

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

Website: http://www.pswalsb.com/

The PSWALSB annual conference will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort February 12-14, 2015. Palm Springs for President’s Weekend is your winter break at the Oasis. The conference room rate is $169/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 www.pswalsb.com or contact Stuart Pardau at stuart.pardau@csun.edu.

Journal of Law, Business & Ethics

Submission details: www.pswalsb.com
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 October 3-4, 2014 at Vail Cascade Hotel and Resort. The room rate is $169/night and you may contact the hotel directly at 800-420-2424 or register by email at Vcr-Groupres@destinationhotels.com. Conference registration fee is $150. 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 Gregory Tapis at gregorytapis@augustana.edu.

The Rocky Mountain Law Journal

This Journal’s inaugural volume was published in August, 2012 and is available for review at: http://www.rockymountainlawjournal.org/.

Submissions for the RMLJ are to be made to Adam Epstein, Central Michigan University, at: adamepstein@outlook.com

Southeastern

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

Website: http://www.sealsb.org/

The Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB) announces its 60th Annual Conference to be held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, November 13-14, 2014.  The recently renovated Savannah Marriott Riverfront will serve as the official conference hotel, located just steps away from Savannah’s renowned River Street district offering visitors a variety of dining and shopping options. The Marriott is honoring the federal per diem rate for Savannah (to be finalized this summer – currently just $98/night plus tax), a terrific deal in this charming city.

Please visit the SEALSB website for more information or to register for the conference. In the meantime, feel free to contact SEALSB’s 2014 Program Chair, Nathaniel Grow (ngrow@uga.edu), if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Southern

States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Website: http://www.salsb.org/

The SALSB will be returning to San Antonio in 2015 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio March 26-28. 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 www.hiriverwalk.com. For the eighth year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended.

Southern Journal of Business and Ethics

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

Southern Law Review

Submission details: www.salsb.org or www.southernlawjournal.com
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).

Tri-State

States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

Website: http://www.tristatealsb.org/

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on Friday, October 10, 2014. All faculty and students interested in business law-related issues are encouraged to attend. Papers submitted by September 13, 2014 will be peer reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings. Those wishing to share work-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, Stacy Hickox, can be reached at hickoxs@msu.edu or 517-432-7402.

Western

States Include: Northern California, Northern Nevada

The Western ALSB annual conference will be held in Monterey, California at the Bay Park Hotel March 27-29, 2015. Conference registration rate is $50. The hotel rate is $84/night (plus tax) and you may contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Please call 800-338-3564 and ask for the WALSB rate. The hotel website is www.bayparkhotel.com. 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.  Refereed track published in the Proceedings: Abstract of no more than 100 words and a copy of paper in Word must be email by February 27 to Kevin J. Fandl at kevin.fandl@temple.edu.  Regular track for papers that will not be published in the Proceedings: Abstract of no more than 100 words in Word must be emailed by March 13 to Lydie Pierre-Louis (lnpierrelouis@usfca.edu).