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Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2010 ALSB Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Editor’s Forward

The 85th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2010 in Richmond, VA.  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 PaperBetting on the Lives of Strangers:  Life Settlements, STOLI, and Securitization by Susan Martin, Hofstra University.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: Corruption Constraints, the Financing Gap, and Corporate Governance: A View of the Business Ethics Glass Ceiling in the Middle East by Norman Bishara, University of Michigan.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco: A Pyrrhic Victory for the Environment? by Lucien Dhooge, Georgia Tech.

Outstanding Student PaperLinking the Regulation of Business to Specific Market Structure: Deconstructing Three Cases to Demonstrate the Salience of ‘The Market’ in Court Decisions by Facundo Bouzat, Bowling Green State University.

I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2010 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.

Ronnie Cohen, J.D., LL.M.
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
2010 ALSB Proceedings Editor

2010 Proceedings Reviewers

Eve Brown, Indiana University

Eric Chen, St. Joseph College

Tammy Cowart, University of Texas at Tyler

Shelly Grunsted, University of Oklahoma

Lori Harris-Ransom, Caldwell College

Ellen Harshman, St. Louis University

James Holloway, East Carolina University

Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University

Ernie King, University of Southern Mississippi

Avner Levin, Ryerson University

Virginia Maurer, University of Florida

James Morgan, California State University, Chico

Dana Muir, University of Michigan

Carol Nowicki, California State University, East Bay

Paula O’Callaghan, University of Maryland University College

Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska, Omaha

David Orozco, Florida State University

Steven Park, Harvard

Susan Park, Boise State University

Josh Perry, Indiana University

Cherie Sherman, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Charles Smith, California State University, Fullerton

Marcia Staff, University of North Texas

Adam Sulkowski, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Gregory Tapis, Mississippi State University

Ronald Taylor, Metropolitan State College of Denver

Dale Thompson, University of St. Thomas

Burke Ward, Villanova School of Business

Stephen Yoder, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Index of Papers

A Decline of Corporate Social Responsibility in Corporate America Today by Winston Waters.

Addressing the Incomplete Conceptualization and Operationalization of the Zone of Insolvency by Ilya Lipin and John Pearce.

Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco: A Pyrrhic Victory for the Environment by Lucien Dhooge.

Antitrust and the Bowl Championship Series by Nathaniel Grow.

Betting on the Lives of Strangers:  Life Settlements, STOLI, and Securitization by Susan Martin.

Corruption Constraints, the Financing Gap, and Corporate Governance: A View of the Business Ethics Glass Ceiling in the Middle East by Norman Bishara.

Drug Labeling Wars: The Eights Circuit and the Duty to Warn by Penny Herickhoff and Georgia Holmes.

Forecasting the Future of Gene Patents after the ACLU’s Challenge: A ‘Myriad’ of Issues Regarding Patents of BRCA Genes by Donna Steslow.

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends: Solutions for the Recorded Music Industry by Denise Smith and James Thompson.

Linking the Regulation of Business to Specific Market Structure: Deconstructing Three Cases to Demonstrate the Salience of ‘The Market’ in Court Decisions by Facundo Bouzat.

Medical Bankruptcy Reform: A Fallacy of Composition by Robert Landry and Amy Landry.

Paying for Daniel Webster: Legal and Ethical Implications of Advancement of Legal Fees in Criminal Proceedings by Regina Robson.

Promoting Business Success through Proactive Contracting and Visualization by Gerlinde Berger-Walliser and Helena Haapio.

Reaching Settlement by Pamela Gershuny, Charles McAllister and Carolyn Rainey.

Rock ‘N’ Roll ‘N’ Legal Reasoning: Now Popular Music Illustrates the Common Law by Mark DeAngelis.

Shareholder Primacy and the Business Judgment Rule: Arguments for Expanded Corporate Democracy by Robert Sprague and Aaron Lyttle.

State Minimum Wage Laws in the Pacific Northwest and their Effect on Unemployment Rates by Debra Burke, Stephen Miller, and Joseph Long.

Tackling the Meaning of Antitrust Law for NFL Teams by Larry Bumgardner.

The Shocking Impact of Corporate Scandal on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability by Joan Gabel, Nancy Mansfield, Kathleen McCullough, and Stephen Fier.

The Ten Minute Business Law Professor: Brevity and Substance in Teaching and Learning by Robert Miller.

Who Gets Caught? Prosecutions for Financial Fraud by Cindy Schipani.

[Cite as:  41 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2010)]