Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2012 ALSB Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri
The 87th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. 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 Paper: The Evolution of Employee Restrictive Covenant Legislation by Norm Bishara, University of Michigan.
Distinguished Proceedings Paper: The Social Network and The Legal Environment of Business: An Opportunity for Student Centered Learning, by Shelly McGill, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, CA.
Distinguished Proceedings Paper: What Trademark Law Could Learn from Employment Law by Robert Kearney, Illinois Wesleyan University.
Distinguished Proceedings Paper: Exceeding Authorized Access in the Workplace: Prosecuting Disloyal Conduct Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, by Stephanie Greene, Boston College.
This year, a new award was established in honor of Ernest W. King, long time Proceedings Editor and beloved colleague of many members of the Academy, to be given to the reviewer whose work made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of the paper reviewed.
The Ernie King Best Reviewer Award: Stephen Park, Loyola University of Maryland
My sincere thanks go to all of the reviewers for the 2012 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
2012 ALSB Proceedings Editor
2012 Proceedings Reviewers
Victor Bongard, Virginia Tech
Larry Bumgardner, Pepperdine University
Kimble Byrd, Rowan University
Thomas Cavenagh, North Central College
Tammy Cowart, University of Texas at Tyler
Karie Davis-Nozemack, Georgia Tech
Keith Diener, George Washington University
Kenneth Goldsmith, Chattanooga State Community College
Michelle Grunsted, University of Oklahoma
Lori Harris –Ransom, Caldwell College
Dan Herron, Miami University of Ohio
James Holloway, East Carolina University
Matthew Holt, New Mexico State University
Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University
Robert Landry, Jacksonville State University
Bill Livingston, Baker College
Romain Lorentz, University of St. Thomas
Terence Malloy, Kennesaw State University
Alyssa Martina, Fordham University
William T. Mawer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
MarySheila E. McDonald, LaSalle University
Maxine Morgan-Thomas, Long Island University
Dana Muir, University of Michigan
Benjamin Neil, Towson University
Philip Nichols, University of Pennsylvania
John Norwood, University of Arkansas
Carol Nowicki, California State University, East Bay
Paula O’Callaghan, University of Maryland University College
Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska at Omaha
David Orozco, Florida State University
Susan O’Sullivan-Gavin, Rider University
Steven Palmer, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Suzanne Palmer, Albright College
Stephen Park, Loyola University Maryland
Aaron Pennington, York College of Pennsylvania
Steven N. Pyser, Temple University
Amy Sepinwall, University of Pennsylvania
Denise Smith, Eastern Illinois University
Cathy Taylor, Park University
Dale Thompson, University of St. Thomas
Jennifer Thor, Oakland University
David Tiffany, California State University, San Marcos
John T. Wendt, University of St. Thomas
Kelly Collins Woodford, University of South Alabama
Index of Papers
A Statistical Analysis of Patent Litigation Using Classification Trees by Tammy Cowart, Roger Lirely and Sherry Avery.
Benefit Corporations: Worthy of Tax Benefits? by Mystica Alexander.
Do Bans on Workplace Gossip Violate the NLRA? Employers Respond to Employee Speech in the Social Media Age by Rosemary Hartigan and Paula O’Callaghan.
Energy Reform and the Future of Mexico’s Oil Industry: The Pemex Bidding Rounds and Integrated Service Contracts by Tim Samples and Jose Luis Vittor.
Exceeding Authorized Access in the Workplace: Prosecuting Disloyal Conduct Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by Stephanie Greene and Christine O’Brien.
Of the People, By the People, and For the People: Democracy in the Internet Age by Ida Jones and Deborah Kemp.
Patronage Employment: Limiting Litigation by Susan Martin.
Protecting Minority Owners of Small and Family-Owned Firms by Robert Sprague and Roland Kidwell.
Teaching Law Using a Short-Term Learning Abroad Model: An Example from a Course in Legal History by Franklyn Salimbene and Ryan Hoise.
The Bona Fide Professional Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act As Applied to Accountancy by Debra Burke and Leroy Kauffman.
The Evolution of Employee Restrictive Covenant Legislation by Norman Bishara.
What Trademark Law Could Learn From Employment Law by Robert Kearney.
[Cite as: 43 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2012)]