2018 Proceedings

2018 National Proceedings

 Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2018 ALSB Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon

 

 Editor’s Forward

The 93rd annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2018, in Portland, Oregon. The papers published in these Proceedings were double blind reviewed by members of the Academy.  Papers were recommended for publication based on the quality of the research and the relevance of the topic to the substantive areas or pedagogy of business law or legal studies.

Several papers merit special mention:

Outstanding Proceedings Paper:
Blockchain, Law, and Improving Business Supply Chains: The Need for Governance and Legal Frameworks to Achieve Sustainability by Adam Sulkowski

Distinguished Proceedings Papers:
Belief v. Belief: Resolving Religious Conflicts in the Workplace by Liz Brown and Inara Scott

Vaulted Into Victims: Preventing Further Sexual Abuse in U.S. Olympic Sports Through Unionization and Whistleblowing Systems  by Marc Edelman and Jennifer Pacella.

The Business of Guns: The Second Amendment and Firearms Commerce by Corey Ciocchetti

The Ernie King Best Reviewer Award was established in honor of Ernest W. King, long time Proceedings Editor and beloved colleague of many members of the Academy. This award is given to the reviewer whose work made the most significant contribution to enhancing the quality of the paper reviewed.

2018 Ernie King Best Reviewer Award:  Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University

This is my last year as editor of the ALSB Proceedings. It has been a wonderful experience working with the dedicated authors and reviewers whose work makes our Academy the cherished resource that it is for professors of business law throughout the world. My colleague, Linda Ficht of Christopher Newport University, is assuming duties of editor beginning with the 2019 Proceedings. I am certain that this excellent publication is in very capable hands.

I am deeply grateful to the many reviewers for the 2018 ALSB Proceedings.  Your time, your thoughtful comments and your good judgment make the Proceedings better every year.  Your service to the Proceedings and to the authors is greatly appreciated by me and by all of your colleagues in the Academy.

Best Regards,
Ronnie Cohen, J.D., LL.M.
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
2018 ALSB Proceedings Editor

 

2018 Proceedings Reviewers

Eliot Axelrod, Baruch College

Thomas Baker, University of Georgia

Karen Bogue, South University

Steven Bretson, Wheaton College

Melissa DeFrench, LexisNexis

Keith Diener, Stockton College

David Dietman, Penn State, Erie

Jehan Eljourbagy, Georgia College & State University

Steve Feldman, Miami University

Linda Ficht, Christopher Newport University

Michael Greiner, Oakland University

Bruce Haller, Malloy College

Nancy Hauserman, University of Iowa, Emerita

Beth Hazels, William Jewell College

Stacey Hickox, Michigan State University

John Katsos, American University of Sharjah

Alan Levy, Brandon University

Bill Livingston, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

Lucas Loafman, Texas A&M

Marty Ludlum, University of Central Oklahoma

William McDevitt, St. Joseph’s University

Elizabeth McVicker, Metropolitan State University

Tobias Mendelson, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Suzanne Palmer, Albright College

Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University

Ursula Ramsey, Limestone College

Virginia Rich, Caldwell University

Michelle Romero, Florida International University

Mike Schuster, Oklahoma State University

Jeffrey Todd, Texas State University

 


Index of Papers

Alternative Organic: Legal Issues in Marketing Uncertified Organic Products by Rita-Marie Reid

AT&T and Time Warner’s Proposed Merger: The Court Battle and Political Undercurrents by Larry Baumgardner

Belief v. Belief: Resolving Religious Conflicts in the Workplace by Liz Brown and Inara Scott

Blockchain, Law, and Improving Business Supply Chains: The Need for Governance and Legal Frameworks to Achieve Sustainability by Adam Sulkowski and Donald Mayer

Can Bad Law Do Good? A Retrospective on Conflict Minerals Regulation by Karen Woody

Distinguishing Diversity from Inclusion: Legal Necessity or Common Sense Conclusion? by William Murphy

Rebuilding Rwanda: Women as Entrepreneurs of Peace by Abbey Stemler and Karen Woody 

Reconciling Transnational Jurisdiction: A Comparative Approach to Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporate Defendants in U.S. Courts by Gerlinde Berger-Walliser

Still Searching for Gender Diversity in the C-Suite by Cindy Schipani and Terry Dworkin

The Business of Guns: The Second Amendment and Firearms Commerce by Corey Ciocchetti

The Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act of 2016, Cancer, Industry Pressure and the Precautionary Principle in Limbo by Valerie Watnick

To Innovate or Not to Innovate: Lessons from Historical Patent Pools by Christine Ladwig

Updating Legal Norms for a Precarious Workforce by Robert Sprague

Vaulted Into Victims: Preventing Further Sexual Abuse in U.S. Olympic Sports Through Unionization and Whistleblowing Systems by Marc Edelman and Jennifer Pacella

Winning and Losing in Investor-State Dispute Settlement by Tim Samples

 

[Cite as:  49 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2018)]