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