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 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 http://www.visitcalgary.com.

Please visit our website for more details or email Jim Silovs (jsilovs@mtroyal.ca), Peter Bowal (peter.bowal@haskayne.ucalgary.ca) or Shelley McGill (smcgill@wlu.ca).

Mid-Atlantic

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

We hope you can join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 18-19, 2016 for our annual conference. The conference will be held at Peirce College, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for the Best Paper cash award. For more information, please contact Cynthia Gentile, President, at cgentile@peirce.edu or 215-670-9075.

 

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) 2016 Annual Conference is April 13-15 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 astemler@indiana.edu 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: 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 2, 2016, at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. For specific questions about the NARBLA conference, please contact the Program Chair, David E. Missirian at dmissirian@bentley.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 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 (patricia.sheridan@manhattan.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

Website: http://pnalsb.weebly.com/

The PNALSB regional conference will be held April 21-23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  Please contact Daniel Warner, Program Chair, at daniel.warner@wwu.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 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 www.pswalsb.com or email Klyons@laverne.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 September 25-26, 2015 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) 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 calexander@gsu.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 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 www.hiriverwalk.com. 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: 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 2015 Annual Conference of the Tri-State Academy of Legal Studies in Business will be held at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, October 30, 2015. All faculty and students interested in business law-related issues are encouraged to attend. Papers submitted by October 2, 2015 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, John Blackburn, can be reached at blackburn.3@osu.edu or 614-397-7263.

Western

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.