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Each year the ALSB holds an annual conference. Rotating to different cities throughout the United States, the conference is a time for ALSB members from all over the world to come together and share their experiences and learn about and explore topics relevant to business legal studies. Presentations, workshops and several social events are an integral part of the meeting.



ALSB 2022 Conference July 26 – August 1 – Program Chair, Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University

This year’s conference is having an enhanced Conference Awards Banquet as well as a $40 reduction in the Conference Registration fee due to the generosity of a retired long-time ALSB member.

About Louisville:

We’re an entirely different type of Southern. With a booming bourbon renaissance, iconic attractions, world-class hotels & venues and a renowned culinary scene, Louisville is an experience like no other city.

Louisville Visitors and Convention Bureau

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Conference Registration, Schedule, Call for Participation, and Deadlines

Start your ALSB conference off right! Whether you are new to ALSB or not, starting an academic career or making a mid-career transition, the ALSB Business Law Career Clinic can help you get the most out of ALSB and reach your professional goals. The Business Law Career Clinic is designed to help both new and transitioning faculty to achieve their best in research, teaching, and service. We begin with a primer on how ALSB and its various components can help support business law faculty. We then offer mini-workshops on research and publishing, teaching, and navigating your career. Each is led by some of the most accomplished and experienced faculty in our field. You are welcome to attend all or just some of these sessions, as you prefer. Hear from some of the most experienced faculty in business law on how to achieve excellence in the classroom, navigate legal publishing, and thrive in a school of business. Thursday July 28 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Make sure to sign up for a seat in the Conference Registration Form.

Conference Schedule (Google Docs File – Schedule Overview – updated as needed) – all times are Eastern Daylight Time

FAQ’s – last updated 2/10/22

In-Person Conference Registration OR Virtual Conference Registration
This year’s conference will be held primarily in-person. For those members who cannot be present, there will be limited availability for virtual paper/panel presentations as well as limited availability to access virtually the various conference events. Those details will be forthcoming in the call-for-participation.

The hotel reservation link can be found in the confirmation email you will receive once you’ve registered for the conference. You do not need to pay when you register; you can pay the balance due later. But you must register for the conference to receive the hotel link.

Deadlines for Panel and Paper Submissions:
Panels – due by 11:59 PM on May 7, 2022
Academic Session Papers (for award consideration) – due by 11:59 PM on May 7, 2022
Proceedings Paper Submissions – due by 11:59 PM on May 7, 2022
Academic Session Paper (non-award) – due by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2022
Development Track Submissions – due by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2022
Student Papers – due by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2022

In-Person Call for ParticipationNote: this is a separate login from the registration site.

Zoom Track (for those attending virtually) – Please read form carefully

Please note: The ALSB is committed to accommodating scholars who are unable to attend the in-person conference (due to health issues or financial restrictions). For this reason, we are offering a Zoom Track. While the deadline for the Zoom Track submissions is 11:59 PM on June 1, this Track could close sooner if it fills up and further opportunities to present may not be available. It may also not be possible to switch between in-person and online presentation at a future date. Please carefully consider whether you need to take an online presentation space. In addition, the Zoom Track Academic Paper Submissions are not eligible for awards.

CLE Forms for Registered CLE Attendees:
Information and forms are forthcoming.
Questions regarding CLE should be directed to Shelly Whitmer at sjmoore@umich.edu


Conference Add-On Events

Wednesday, July 27: 1/2 day Kentucky Horse Country Tour; 1/2 day Bourbon Country Tour

Horse Country Booking Link

Bourbon Country Booking Link


Please note the following vital pieces of information

The ALSB is committed to its members’ health and safety. To that end, this year’s in-person conference in Louisville will enforce CDC requirements and recommendations.  At this point in time, that will include vaccinations, masking and distancing to the degree that these requirements are feasible. Adjustments will be made per the CDC guidelines and requirements.

Please notify Daniel Herron, ALSB Executive Secretary at herron3653@gmail.com NO LATER THAN JULY 1, 2022 if you need to cancel your conference registration.  If you notify by July 1, you will receive a refund less dues. No refunds can be given after July 1. This applies to both the in-person and online conference registrations.


Student Paper Competition

Student papers are due by 11:59 PM on June 1, 2022. Please follow the Call for Participation above.

Rules for Student Competition
Student Paper Rubric


ALSB Awards Information

Official Visitors Guide

Lonely Planet Louisville Guide

Through My Lens Video – 15 things to do in Louisville


Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition

2022 Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition

Now in its 29th year, the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition is always a highlight of the annual ALSB conference.  The competition showcases the best classroom teaching, particularly the incorporation of new or evolving course subject matter, cultural contexts, pedagogy, and technology. The goal is deeper engagement of students in the learning process and of faculty in their guild.

Get details and submit your proposal at the competition website, https://alsbhewitt.weebly.com.  Proposals are due by 10:00PM on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

The 2021 Master Teacher, Debbie Kaminer of Baruch College/CUNY, will chair a panel of distinguished professors to evaluate the proposals via double blind peer-review and select four finalists. Each finalist will present for 35 minutes at the 2022 Master Teacher Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky. All four finalists will be acknowledged at the awards dinner. Based on the votes of attendees at the teaching symposium, the 2022 Master Teacher will be named.

Any questions?  Please feel free to contact Debbie Kaminer at debbie.kaminer@baruch.cuny.edu


Conference Speakers

Laura Holoubek – Partner at Dinsmore

Alex Gregory – Former CEO and Chair of YKK Corporation of America (Ethics Scholar-in-Residence Speaker)



Future ALSB Conferences

2023 Conference: July 25-30: Manchester Grand Hyatt on the Waterfront in Downtown San Diego – Program Chair: Leigh Anenson, University of Maryland