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Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2008 ALSB Annual Conference in Long Beach, California

Editor’s Forward

The 83rd annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business will be held in August 2008 in Long Beach, California. Since the review process is complete and to make up for last year, we are presenting the Proceedings a few days before what looks to be a very interesting conference. Hundreds of papers are scheduled for presentation and many interesting and worthwhile workshops are scheduled.

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. These papers are representative of the papers accepted for presentation in Long Beach.

Distinguished Proceedings:
Exploiting Under-Enforced Laws: An Economic and Ethical Assessment of Corporate Legal Strategy by Dan Ostas.

Runners Up:
Patents Gone Wild: An Empirical Examination and Policy Analysis of Tax-Related and Tax Strategy Patents by Wade M. Chumney, David L. Baumer, and Roby Sawyers.

ADEA Disparate Impact Discrimination: A Pyrrhic Victory? by Debra D. Burke.

I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2008 ALSB Proceedings.  Your time, consideration, and thoughtfulness make the Proceedings better every year.  Your service to the proceedings and the authors is appreciated more than you will ever know.  I sincerely thank you, and once again I would like to single out Dr. Kris Tilker of Midwestern State University always being willing to provide a useful review on very short notice. 

From the looks of the schedule, the 2008 Conference is set to be a big success.  Much credit should be given to Kathleen Lacey for her hard work in organizing the conference and so many interesting sessions and workshops. 

Stuart T. MacDonald
University of Central Oklahoma
August 2008

2008 Proceedings Reviewers

Patricia Abril, University of Miami

Leigh Anenson, University of Maryland

Hiro Aragaki, Fordham University

Elliot Axelrod, Baruch College/City University of New York

Mark Baker, University of Texas at Austin

Mark Bandsuch, Loyola Marymount University

Jennifer Barger, University of Central Oklahoma

Craig Barkacs, University of San Diego

Linda Barkacs, University of San Diego

Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, Florida State University

Robert Bird, University of Connecticut

Chris Birkel, University of Florida

Norman Bishara, University of Michigan

Jody Blanke, Mercer University

Mark Blodgett, Suffolk University

Susan Boyd, University of Tulsa

Stephen Bretsen, Wheaton College

Eve Brown, Indiana University Bloomington

Neil Browne, Bowling Green State University

Debra Burke, Western Carolina University

Rita Cain, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Elet Callahan, Syracuse University

Dave Canarie, St. Joseph’s College of Maine

Nancy Carr, Community College of Philadelphia

Vincent Carrafiello, University of Connecticut

Anita Cava, University of Miami

Henry Cheeseman, University of Southern California

Patrick Cihon, Syracuse University

Corey Ciocchetti, University of Denver

Richard Coffinberger, George Mason University

Marsha Cooper, California State University, Long Beach

David Culp, La Salle University

Roxane DeLaurell, College of Charleston

Yvonne Demory, George Mason University

Lucien Dhooge, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mary Ann Donnelly, Le Moyne College

John Dorocak, California State University, San Bernardino

Mary Dundas, Arizona State University

Terry Dworkin, Indiana University

Rafi Efrat, California State University, Northridge

Gerald Ferrera, Bentley College

C. Kerry Fields, University of Southern California

Paul Fiorelli, Xavier University

Karen Gantt, University of Hartford

Pamela Gershuny, Southeast Missouri State University

Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Meyer Loyola College in Maryland

Laura Ginger, Indiana University

Paul Graf, San Diego State University

William Greenhaw, University of Arkansas

Sandra Groome, Tulane University

J. Keaton Grubbs, Stephen F. Austin State University

Sally Gunz, University of Waterloo

Arthur Hamilton, James Madison University

Randall Hanson, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Susan Harrell, University of West Florida

John Hayward, Bentley College

Abe Herzberg, Monash University

David Hess, University of Michigan

Janine Hiller, Virginia Tech

Mike Hogg, Tulane University

John Holcomb, University of Denver

Ryan Hunt, Western Illinois University

Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University

Gaylord Jentz, University of Texas

Frederick Jones, Kennesaw State University

Ida Jones, California State University, Fresno

Jihong Joo, Pusan National University

Deborah Kemp, California State University, Fresno

Lara Kessler, Grand Valley State University

Cheryl Kirschner, Babson College

Terry Knoepfle, North Dakota State University

Lisa Knych, Syracuse University

Timothy Lemper, Indiana University

Avner Levin, Ryerson University

Stephen Lichtenstein, Bentley College

Gloria Liddell, Mississippi State University

Pearson Liddell, Jr., Mississippi State University

Anthony Liuzzo, Wilkes University

Milton Luoma, Metropolitan State University

Vicki Luoma, Minnesota State University

John Lynch, Bentley College

Gerald Madek, Bentley College

Art Magaldi, Pace University

Susan Martin, Hofstra University

Will Mawer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Don Mayer, University of Denver

Shelley McGill Wilfrid, Laurier University

Carol Miller, Missouri State University

Sandra Miller, Widener University

Barry Morinaka, Independent Scholar

Dana Muir, University of Michigan

Tonia Murphy, University of Notre Dame

John Norwood, University of Arkansas

Patricia Nunley Erwin, Baylor University

Michael J. O’Hara, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Jennifer O’Reilly, Monash University

David Orozco, Michigan Technological University

Daniel Ostas, University of Oklahoma

Lynda Oswald, University of Michigan

Sandra Owen, Indiana University – Bloomington

Won Huyng Park, Pusan National University

Patricia Pattison, Texas State University-San Marcos

Jamie Prenkert, Indiana University

Robert Prentice, University of Texas

Nim Razook, University of Oklahoma

Jessie Roberson, Ohio University

Regina Robson, St. Joseph’s University

Robert Rowlands, Harrisburg Area Community College

Steve Salbu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Franklyn Salimbene, Bentley College

Linda Samuels, George Mason University

Arthur Schaefer, Loyola Marymount University

Kurt Schulzke, Kennesaw State University

Linda Sharp, University of Northern Colorado

Bill Shaw, University of Texas at Austin

Peter Shedd, University of Georgia

Charles Smith, California State University, Fullerton

Joanie Sompayrac, University of Tennessee – Chattanooga

Robert Sprague, University of Wyoming

Ira Sprotzer, Rider University

Marcia J Staff, University of North Texas

Elizabeth Stapp, University of Denver

Adam Sulkowski, UMass Dartmouth

Kristopher R. Tilker, Midwestern State University

Emerson Tiller, Northwestern University

Ann Marie Tracey, Xavier University

Adis Vila, Dickinson College

William Volz, Wayne State University

Paul Von Nessen, Monash University

Art Wolfe, Michigan State University

Eric Yordy, Northern Arizona University

Bruce Zucker, California State University, Northridge

Index of Papers

21st Century Commercial Speech: A Mix of Buzz Marketing, Immunity, and Deceptive Trade Practices by Robert Sprague and Mary Ellen Wells.

A Role for Service-Learning in Tax Education: Teaching Compliance and Controversy Resolution by Franklyn P. Salimbene, John E. Lynch, and Mark N. Nixon.

A Time To Learn: A Comparison of Policies Dealing With Clergy Sexual Misconduct by Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Lee Feldman, and Nicole Perkowitz.

ADEA Disparate Impact Discrimination: A Pyrrhic Victory by Debra D. Burke.

Adverse Possession: Practical Realities and an Unjust Enrichment Standard by Susan Lorde Martin.

An Entrepreneurial Strand in the Business Law Course: Making it Relevant by “Making it Real” by Regina M. Robson.

Are Minutemen Guarding Your Corporation? by Paul J. Graf.

Education is What Survives When What Has Been Learned Has Been Forgotten by Abe Herzberg and Phillip Lipton.

Exploiting Under-Enforced Laws: An Economic and Ethical Assessment of Corporate Legal Strategy by Dan Ostas.

Individual Pension Savings – A Labor or an Investment Issue? by Dana Muir.

Justice For All: An International Perspective of Legal Protections for the Transgendered by Bonnie L. Roach.

Mock Trials and the Debate Between Litigation Driven Versus Management Driven Models of Business Law Instruction by Pamela Gershuny, Carolyn Rainey, and Charles D. McAllister.

My Car Is A Lemon! Use of the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line Program as a Pedagogical Model of ADR by Donna M. Steslow.

National Issues, Local Costs: The Trend Toward State and Local Control of Immigration by Denise S. Smith and Robert Schlanser.

Patents Gone Wild: An Empirical Examination and Policy Analysis of Tax-Related and Tax Strategy Patents by Wade M. Chumney, David L. Baumer, and Roby Sawyers.

Preserving Identities: Protecting Personal Identifying Information through Enhanced Privacy Policies and Laws by Robert Sprague and Corey Ciocchetti.

Private Military Contractors & Foreign Torts: International Law and the U.S. ‘Political Question’ Question by Don Mayer.

The Birds’ Eye View: An Analysis of The United States Department of Justice’s Positions on the 2002 Proposed ‘Satellite Television Merger and the 2007 Proposed Satellite Radio Merger by James Breyley and Steven C. Palmer.

The Need for International Antitrust Laws is Reflected in Global Dilemmas Facing American Managers by Marshall D. Nickles and Jeffrey Schieberl.

Title VII Analysis of Grooming Policies by Mark R. Bandsuch.

Virtual Environment / Legal Environment: Whither The Two Meet? by Ida M. Jones.

Women and Leadership: The Role of Mentoring and Networking by Cindy A. Schipani, Terry M. Dworkin, Angel Kwolek-Folland, and Virginia G. Maurer.

[Cite as:  39 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2008)]