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Selected Referred Papers Delivered at the 2006 ALSB Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida

Editor’s Forward

The 81st annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2006 at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. The academic program was attended by 252 members and included 190 papers and panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.

From the papers presented, sixteen of the papers were submitted for double-blind review. Approximately ninety-four percent of the submissions were accepted for publication in the Proceedings. The acceptance rate was higher than last year, but the submissions reflect the quality of the scholarship of our organization. These papers are representative of the papers presented in St. Pete.

The three Distinguished Proceedings papers were selected as the best from all the submissions, and were presented during a special session at the conference. Congratulations to Susan L. Martin, author of the Outstanding Distinguished Paper, and to Lucien J. Dhooge and Debra D. Burke, authors of the two Distinguished Papers.

Deep appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2006 ALSB meeting. Special thanks to Program Chair Lynda Oswald for her hard work and 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 hopelessly lost, and we are not afraid to admit it. I would like to thank the reviewers for the Proceedings, and the discussants of the Distinguished Papers, for their hard work. Your time, consideration, and thoughtfulness make the Proceedings better every year.  I enjoyed working with all of you.  I appreciate everyone who ever served as a reviewer for me during my tenure as Editor.

This is my last edition of the Proceedings after 17 years as Editor. I have enjoyed my time as Editor, and am grateful for the friends I have made, the colleagues I have met, and the opportunity to be involved with such a fine organization. I am humbled by the award I received in St. Pete, and will treasure it always. Remember whoever follows me has a learning curve to move up on, so please be as kind to him or her as you have been to me. To my extraordinary core of reviewers and discussants: you are free at last!

Ernest W. King
University of Southern Mississippi
September 2006

2006 Proceedings Reviewers

Debra Burke, Western Carolina University

Timothy L. Fort, George Washington University

Marianne M. Jennings, Arizona State University

Stanley X. Lewis, Jr., University of Southern Mississippi

Dana M. Muir, University of Michigan

John Norwood, University of Arkansas

Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan

Index of Papers

Ahoy, Music Pirates! Navigating the Past, Present, and Future Preemption Defenses to State and Federal Criminal Laws by Gwenda Bennett and Pamela Gershuny.

Ceballos v. Garcetti: Public Employees, Whistleblowing and the First Amendment by Edward J. Schoen and Joseph S. Falchek.

Controlling Excessive Executive Compensation: A Constant Conundrum by Susan Lorde Martin.

Copyright Infringement: Indirect Liability, Grokster and its Effect by Deborah J. Kemp.

Darfur, State Divestment Initiatives and the Commerce Clause by Lucien J. Dhooge.

Family Values First When Federal Laws Collide: A Proposal to Create a Public Policy Exception to the Employment-At-Will Doctrine Based Upon Mandatory Parenting Duty by Pamela Gershuny.

Hurricane Katrina and Ethical Issues in Real Estate Brokerage: An Analysis of the National Association of REALTORS’ Code of Ethics by Ernest W. King and Sean P. Salter.

Penumbras of State Sovereign Immunity and New Federalism by Carol J. Miller.

Perpetuating Stereotypical Views of Women: The BFOQ Defense in Gender Discrimination Under Title VII by Suzanne Wilhelm.

Religion and National Security: Goldman Revisited by Vincent A. Carrafiello.

Securities Regulation in the U.S. Designed to Protect Naïve Investors from Sophisticated Issuers, But Does it Protect Naïve Issuers from Sophisticated Investors? by Robert Sprague and Karen L. Page.

Service Learning Opportunities for Legal Studies in Business by Debra D. Burke.

Teaching Aid for the U.C.C. – Locations, Time & Definitions by Paul Becker, Will Mawer, and Jim Speers.

The New UNCITRAL E-Commerce Convention in the Mosaic of Developing Global Legal Infrastructure by William J. Luddy and Peter W. Schroth.

The Securities Class Action Law Suit: Cane Toad of United States Legal Procedure? by Paul von Nessen.

Unsafe in Any Hands? Privacy Challenges in the Information Age by William G. McGarrity (Student Paper).

[Cite as:  36 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2006)]