Selected Referred Papers Delivered at the 2002 ALSB Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada
The 77th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in July 2002 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The academic program was attended by 277 members and included 163 paper presentations, panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.
From the papers presented, twenty-five of the papers were submitted for double-blind review. Approximately sixty-four percent of the submissions were accepted for publication in the Proceedings. The acceptance rate was approximately the same as last year. These papers are representative of the papers presented in Las Vegas.
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 Tim Fort and Cindy Schipani, authors of the Distinguished Paper.
Warm appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2002 ALSB meeting. Special thanks to Program Chair Jim Highsmith for his 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 discordant. 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 2003 annual meeting will be in Nashville from August 12 to 16. Make your plans to at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza. 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
2002 Proceedings Reviewers
Robert Bird, Fairfield University
Vincent A. Carrafiello, University of Connecticut
Rick Coffinberger, George Mason University
Timothy L. Fort, University of Michigan
Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University
James Morgan, California State University – Chico
Dana M. Muir, University of Michigan
John Norwood, University of Arkansas
Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan
Kimberlianne Podlas, Bryant College
Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan
Index of Papers
As Seen On TV: The Normative Influence of Syndi-Court on Contemporary American Litigiousness by Kimberlianne Podlas.
Benefits, Risks, and Regulation of ‘Cyber Pharmacies’ by Rebecca Boudwin (Student Paper).
Corruption as a Pan-Cultural Phenomenon: An Empirical Study in Countries at Opposite Ends of the Former Soviet Empire by Philip M Nichols, George J. Siedel, and Matthew Kasdin.
Financing Litigation On-Line: Usury and Other Obstacles by Susan Lorde Martin.
License to Steal by Lee B. Burgunder.
Linking Corporate Governance to Peace by Timothy L. Fort and Cindy A. Schipani.
New Theories of Liability for Defective Software by Robert D. Sprague.
No-Call Lists for Telemarketers: A Legislative Analysis of State Regulation by Anna S. Rominger.
Reform of Corporate Governance in China by Cindy A. Schipani and Junhai Liu.
Speaking Out: The Normative Desirability of Asserting New Levels of Protection for Workplace Speech by Mark W. Sandretto (Student Paper).
Tax Reform Suggestions from Enron by Consuelo Kertz.
Term Limits and Compelled Speech: A New Frontier by Edward J. Schoen and Joseph S. Falchek.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective (or Pretty Darned Good) Teaching or Lessons Learned in the Field by Kimberlianne Podlas and Susan J. Marsnik.
The High Price of Price Waterhouse: Dealing with Direct Evidence of Discrimination by Robert A. Kearney.
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act in a Post-Enron World by Larry Bumgardner.
Towards a Theory of Cyberplace: A Proposal for a New Legal Framework by Ronnie Cohen and Janine Hiller.
Valuation for Estate and Gift Taxes: A Persistently Litigated Issue by Martin H. Zern.
[Cite as: 31 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2002)]