Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2017 ALSB Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia
The 92nd annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. 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:
Silencing Whistleblowers by Contract by Jennifer Pacella, Baruch College, and City University of New York.
Distinguished Proceedings Papers:
Judicial Approval of FLSA Back Wages Settlement Agreements by Keith Diener, Stockton University.
Suppressed Anger, Retaliation Doctrine, and Workplace Culture by Leora Eisenstadt, Temple University.
Laws Affecting Work-Related Monitoring: Mostly Outdated, Often Ineffective, and Definitely Not Normative by Robert Sprague, University of Wyoming.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; Corporate Crime by Josephine Sandler Nelson. Villanova Law School and Villanova Business School
The Ernie King Best Reviewer Award was established in honor of Ernest W. King, long time Proceedings Editor and beloved colleague of many members of the Academy, This award is given to the reviewer(s) whose work made the most significant contribution to enhancing the quality of the paper reviewed.
2017 Ernie King Best Reviewer Award: Elizabeth Brown, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.
I am deeply grateful to the many reviewers for the 2017 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
2017 ALSB Proceedings Editor
List of Reviewers for 2017 Proceedings
Steven Abraham, SUNY Oswego
Justin Blount, Austin State University
Karen Bogue, South University
Tequila Brooks, George Washington University
Elizabeth Brown, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Larry Bumgardner, Pepperdine University
Kabrina Chang, Boston University
Emmanuel M. Chijioke, Talladega College
Karie Davis-Nozemack, Georgia Tech
Melissa DeFrench, LexisNexis
Jean Didier, St. Johns University
Karen Druffel, Framingham State University
Jehan Eljourbagy, Georgia College & State University
Ralph Flick, Pacific Lutheran University
Michelle Grimstead, University of Oklahoma
Lori Harris-Ransom, Caldwell University
Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University
Marian Jennings, College of Business DIT
Bruce Klaw, University of Denver
Tanya Marcum, Bradley University
William McDevitt, St. Joseph’s University
Elizabeth McVicker, Metropolitan State University
Tobias Mendelson, University of Alabama- Huntsville
David Mondaldo, University of Houston
Barry Morinaka, Law Offices of Barry Morinaka
Karen Myers, Miami University of Ohio
John Norwood, University of Arkansas
Paula O’Callaghan, University of Maryland, University College
Susan O’Sullivan, Rider University
Susan Park, Boise State University
Steven Palmer, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Suzanne Palmer, Albright College
Ross Petty, Babson College
Matt Phillips, Wake Forest University
Virginia Rich, Caldwell College
Stephenie Sipe, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Thor, Oakland University
Jeffrey Todd, Texas State University
Nancy White, Central Michigan University
Dexter Woods, Ohio Northern University
Melissa Wight, University of Scranton
Eric Yordy, Northern Arizona University
Alexandra Zykestra, George Mason University
Index of Papers
A Free Ride: Data Brokers’ Rent-Seeking Behavior and the Future of Data Inequality by Laura Palk and Krishnamurty Muralidhar.
A Legal and Statistical Examination of Spectator Injury Risk at Major League Baseball Games by Zack Flagel (Student Paper).
Advisory Nonpreemption by Sarah Light.
An Environmental Approach to Union Decline by Steven Popejoy.
Applying the Fraud Triangle to Higher Education: Ethical Implications by Debra Burke and Ken Sanney.
“Declinations with Disgorgement” in FCPA Enforcement by Karen Woody.
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Corporate Crime by J.S. Nelson.
Emoluments and Implications from Conflict of Interest Laws and Private Sector Fiduciary Duty by Don Mayer and Adam Sulkowski.
Financial Assurance: Environmental Protection as a Cost of Doing Business by Jason Malone and Tim Winslow.
Fitness versus Fact: Fitbit’s Struggle with Alleged Consumer Fraud by Monroe Molesky (Student Paper).
Fostering Nascent Recognition for Human Rights Within ESG by Kevin McGarry.
Get Real: Organic Marketing under USDA’s Proposed Promotion & Research Agreement by Rita-Marie Cain Reid.
Judicial Approval of FLSA Back Wages Settlement Agreements by Keith Diener.
Mutating Marks: Refusing to Lose the Trademark Trail by Robert Emerson and Katharine Collins.
Nudging Corporate Compliance by Todd Haugh.
Platform Advocacy and the Threat to Democracy by Abbey Stemler.
Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility in an Era of Globalization and Regulatory Hardening by Gerlinde Berger-Walliser and Inara Scott.
Sanctuary Corporations: Should Liberal Corporations Get Religion? by Liz Brown and Inara Scott.
Silencing Whistleblowers by Contract by Jennifer Pacella.
Suppressed Anger, Retaliation Doctrine, and Workplace Culture by Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes.
The 1920 Death on High Seas Act: An Outdated and Ambiguous Admiralty Law Shielding Cruise Line Companies from Civil Liabilities by Madeline Burke (Student Paper).
The Yates Memorandum by Gideon Mark.
Toward a Unified Theory of Materiality in Securities Law by Kurt Schulzke and Gerlinde Berger-Walliser.
Tribunalizing Sovereign Debt: Argentina’s Experience with Investor-State Dispute Settlement by Stephen Park and Tim Samples.
Trumping the Environment: The First Four Months – A Lump of Coal by Carol Miller.
Using Legal Knowledge to Innovate in VUCA Environments by Robert Bird.
[Cite as: 48 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2017)]