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Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2011 ALSB Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

Editor’s Forward

The 86th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2011 in New Orleans, LA.  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 PaperFood Inglorious Food: Food Safety, Food Libel and Free Speech, by Rita Cain, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: The Law and Ethics of Restrictions on an Employee’s Post Employment Mobility, by Norman Bishara, University of Michigan.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: The NCAA Letter of Intent: A Voidable Agreement for Minors? by Debra Burke, Western Carolina University.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: Case Study of a Coffee War- Starbucks v. Charbucks- Dispute to teach Trademark Dilution, Business Ethics and the Value of Legal Acumen, by Sean Melvin, Elizabethtown College.

Distinguished Proceedings Paper: Sid Wainer & Son: A Growing Realization, Adam Sulkowski, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Outstanding Student PaperA Proposal for the Enhancement of Canadian (Ontario) Insider Trading Regulation, by Jonathan Lau, University of Waterloo.

I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2011 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.

Best Regards,
Ronnie Cohen, J.D., LL.M.
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
2011 ALSB Proceedings Editor

2011 Proceedings Reviewers

Patricia Sanchez Abril, University of Miami

Elliot Axelrod, Baruch College/City University of New York

Darren Bakst, John Locke Foundation

Martin Carrigan, The University of Findlay

Glenda Coleman, Webster University

Tammy Cowart, University of Texas at Tyler

Laura Davis, Bloomsburg University

Jean Didier, St. Johns University

David Forsyth, Arizona State University

Pam Gershuny, Southeast Missouri State University

Kenneth Goldsmith, Chattanooga State Community College

Susan W. Harrell, University of West Florida

James Holloway, East Carolina University

Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University

Jacqueline Innocent, New York University

Marilyn R. Kaplan, University of Texas at Dallas

Ernie King, University of Southern Mississippi

Lewis Laska, Tennessee State University

Timothy A. Lemper, Indiana University

Marvin Ludlum, University of Central Oklahoma

Terence Malloy, Kennesaw State University

William T. Mawer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

MarySheila E. McDonald, LaSalle University

Elizabeth McVicker, Metropolitan State College of Denver

James Morgan, California State University, Chico

Dana Muir, University of Michigan

Benjamin Neil, Towson University

Paula O’Callaghan, University of Maryland University College

Susan A. O’Sullivan-Gavin, Rider University

Ann Morales Olazábal, University of Miami School

Carl Pacini, Penn State University-Abington

Suzanne Palmer, Albright College

Stephen Park, Loyola University Maryland

Susan Park, Boise State University

Aaron Pennington, York College of Pennsylvania

Nancy Graber Pigeon, Central Washington University

Evaluz Cotto Quijano, University of Puerto Rico

Supriya Sarnika, Westfield State University

David D. Schein, Virginia State University

Bernard Sharfman, Bethesda, MD

Cherie Sherman, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Charles Smith, California State University, Fullerton

John T. Wendt, University of St. Thomas

Brian Winrow, Winona State University

Guillian Yang, Beijing Foreign Studies University

Index of Papers

A Proposal for the Enhancement of Canadian (Ontario) Insider Trading Regulation by Jonathan Lau.

Administrative Patent Levers by David Orozco.

Bankrupts Need Not Apply: Sound Hiring Policy or Dangerous Proposition? by Robert J. Landry and Benjamin Hardy.

Case Study of a Coffee War: Using the Starbucks v. Charbucks Dispute to Teach Trademark Dilution, Business Ethics, and the Value of Legal Acumen by Sean Melvin.

Ethics, Law, and the Business of Healthcare by Joshua E. Perry.

Federal Discovery Stays by Gideon Mark.

Food Inglorious Food: Food Safety, Food Libel and Free Speech by Rita Cain.

Immigration Policy Through the Lens of Optimal Federalism by Dale Thompson.

Instilling Credibility for Human Rights in Transnational Corporations by Robert Bird and Lucien Dhooge.

Interactive Regulation by Robert Bird and Elizabeth Brown.

Is the Push to Federal Actions Under the PSLRA and SLUSA the Best Way to Handle Securities Class Action Cases? by Brian Elzweig.

Negative Product Placement: An Evolving Theory of Product Disparagement and Unfair Competition by Denise Smith, Michael Katz and Martin Nunlee.

Selling Wine: Should Corporations Have First Amendment Help? by Susan Lorde Martin.

Sid Wainer & Son: A Growing Realization by Adam Sulkowski and Nicholas Vardaro.

Sustainable Projections for Aircraft Emissions: What’s the Future for our Skies? by Kathryn Kisska-Schulz.

The Evolving Role of Opinions of Patent Counsel in Federal Circuit Cases by Lynda J. Oswald.

The Law and Ethics of Restrictions on an Employee’s Post-Employment Mobility by Norman Bishara and Michelle Westermann-Behaylo.

The Limits of Disclosure by Robert Prentice.

The NCAA Letter of Intent: A Voidable Agreement for Minors? by Debra Burke and Angela Grube.

The Supreme Court as Prometheus: Breathing Life into the Corporate Supercitizen by Robert Sprague and Mary Ellen Wells.

When a Common Interest Development Falls Apart, Who is Required to Pick up the Pieces? by Jennifer Cordon Thor.

When Size Matters: Implications for Public Policy from the Stock Options Backdating Scandal by Deniz Anginer, MP Narayanan, Cindy Schipani, and Nejat Seyhun.

[Cite as:  42 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2011)]