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Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2020 ALSB Annual Conference – Online

Editor’s Forward

The 95th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2020, online due to the unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 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. There were no Proceedings Best Paper Awards given this year per recent changes in awards by the executive committee.

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.

2020 Ernie King Best Reviewer Award: Melissa DeFrench of Capella University. Congratulations Melissa!

I am grateful to the many reviewers for the 2020 ALSB Proceedings. Your time, thoughtful comments and 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. I received numerous comments this year from authors specifically asking me to reach out to their reviewers to thank them for the insightful comments they received. Several reviewers provided authors word document edits for the papers. I was very impressed with the quality of the reviews this year.

I wish you all a healthy and successful new academic year.

Best Regards,
Linda S. Ficht, J.D., M.B.A.
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
2020 ALSB Proceedings Editor

2020 Proceedings Reviewers

Steven Abraham, SUNY Oswego

Suneal Bedi, Indiana University

Karin Bogue, South University

Larry Bumgardner, Pepperdine

Melissa DeFrench, Capella University

Greg Day, University of Georgia

Jehan El-Jourbagy, Georgia College

Steven Feldmann, Miami University Regionals

Jonathan Grossberg, Robert Morris University

Elizabeth Harvey, University of North Carolina Asheville

David Hess, University of Michigan

Ruth Hughes, Wilkes University

Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University

Marian Jennings, Technological University Dublin

John Katsos, American University of Sharjah

Bill Livingston, Retired Baker College

Lucas Loafman, Texas A&M University Central Texas

Marvin Ludlum, University of Central Ok

William McDevitt, Saint Joseph’s University

Elizabeth McVicker, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Bashar Malkawi, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Tanya Marcum, Bradley University

Jennifer Merton, University of Massachusetts

Philip Nichols, University of Pennsylvania

D. Tevis Noelting, Texas A&M University Central Texas

Michael O’Hara, Retired University of Nebraska Omaha

Carl Pacini, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Suzanne Palmer, Albright College

Mathew Phillips, Wake Forest University

Ursula Ramsey, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Virginia Rich, Caldwell University

Carrie (Shu) Shang, California State Polytechnic University

Cherie Sherman, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Jeffrey Todd, Texas State University

Nancy White, Central Michigan

Alexander Wulf, Berlin School of Management, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences


Index of Papers

Are Airbnb Hosts Employees Misclassified as Independent Contractors? by Robert Sprague.

Bumps along the Track to Implementing Sustainable Options for Urban Transportation: A Case Study in Bicycles, Personal Injuries, and Governmental Discretionary Immunity by Franklyn P. Salimbene.

Economic Boycotts: The Interaction of National Security and International Economic Law by Bashar Malkawi.

Indigenous Shared Governance, International Law, and Preserving Rainforest in a Pandemic by Adam Sulkowski.

Reimagining U.S. Olympic Sports – How the Covid-19 Pandemic Serves as the Catalyst for a New Amateur Sports Act with Public Funding and Greater Transparency and Fairness by Mark Conrad.

Supercharged Sexism: The Triple Threat of Workplace Monitoring for Women by Elizabeth A. Brown.

Teaching About Mandatory Investor Arbitration in a Commercial Law Class by James John Jurinski.

Teaching Corporate Law Concepts Through a Charter Drafting Exercise by Elizabeth F. Brown.

The Impact of Regulatory Frameworks on New Venture Entrants in the Canadian Cannabis by John F. McArdle and Alice de Koning.

The Legality of Gender Quotas in the United States: An Analysis of Current Litigation Challenging California’s Corporate Board Gender Quota by Jennifer F. Merton and Nicole M. Rabovsky.

Unscripted Mock Trial and Full-Scale Litigation in a College Setting by Robert Kearney.

[Cite as:  51 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2020)]