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Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2007 ALSB Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana

Editor’s Forward

The 82nd annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The academic program was attended by 240 members and included 175 papers and panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.

Papers submitted to the Proceedings went through the double-blind review process and those accepted for publication are presented below. It is with great pleasure that I present this peer reviewed sample of work that is representative of the high quality of the work done by our colleagues.

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 J. Landry, Amy K. Yarborough, Beverly Earle, Gerald A.  Madek, and Christian Madek.

Deep appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2007 ALSB meeting. Special thanks to Program Chair Robert Bennett for his 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 and I hope to see this number grow in the future.  Your service to the Academy is much appreciated.  

I would also like to personally thank all of the authors and the leadership of the Academy of Legal Studies on Business for their patience with me the first time I have served as Proceedings Editor. I promise all involved parties a smoother, more efficient, and more communicative process in 2008. 

Stuart T. MacDonald
University of Central Oklahoma
December 2007

2007 Proceedings Reviewers

Carol M. Bast, University of Central Florida

Elizabeth A. Cameron, Alma College

Janine Hiller, Virginia Tech

Michael Katz, Delaware State University

Richard J. Kunkel, University of St. Thomas

Terence Law, Supreme Court of the United States

Todd Palmer, St. Bonaventure University

Jennifer O’ Reiley, Monash University

Daniel Ostas, University of Oklahoma

Denise Smith, Eastern Illinois University

Kristopher R. Tilker, Midwestern State University

Paul Von Nessen, Monash University

Index of Papers

Academic Freedom in an Age of Assessment and Accountability by Denise S. Smith and Michael Katz.

Advocate, Advisor, and Gatekeeper: SEC Rules of Practice and the (California) Attorneys Duty of Confidentiality by Ida M. Jones.

An Examination of the Efficacy of State and Federal Attempts to Use Law to Stem Outsourcing by Beverly Earle, Gerald A. Madek and Christian Madek.

An Empirical Examination of the Direct Access Costs to Chapter Seven Consumer Bankruptcy a Pilot Study in the Northern District of Alabama by Robert J. Landry and Amy K. Yarbrough.

Directors Behaving Badly: 21st Century Corporate Governance Standards by Robert Sprague.

It’s a Matter of Trust: Fiduciary Obligations in the Executive Suite by Dana M. Muir and Cindy A Schipani.

Law Based Degree Programs in Business – Final Report by Carol J Miller and Susan J. Crain.

Phillip Morris USA v. Williams: Punitive Damages Round III by Edward J. Schoen and Joseph J. Falchek.

Purchasing the Right to Pollute: Economic Marvel, Ethical Minefield of Both? by Mary Ellen Wells.

Teaching Aid for Contracts for the International Sale of Goods by Paul Becker, Will Mawer and Jim Speers.

Teaching Zero Tolerance and Just Cause: Case Studies for an Arbitration Class by Joy L. Cowell and Carl F. Jenks.

The Intersection of Export Control Regulation and Civil Rights Law by Debra D. Burke.

The Problem with Releases by John McGee.

Two Thumbs UP: Student Reaction to the Use of Popular Movies to Study Business Ethics by Stephen C. Palmer.

Vicarious Liability of Car Leasing Companies: Is Federal Regulation Constitutional or Desirable? by Susan Lorde Martin.

Weingarten Rights: Now You See Them Now You Don’t by Bonnie L. Roach.

[Cite as:  37 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2007)]