2001 Proceedings

2001 ALSB National Proceedings

Selected Referred Papers Delivered at the 2001 ALSB Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Editor’s Forward

The 76th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held August 7-11, 2001, at the Hilton Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The academic program was attended by 282 members and included 160 paper presentations, 20 panels, teaching and research symposia, and various other discussions and workshops.

From the papers presented, twenty-six of the papers were submitted for double-blind review.  Approximately sixty-five percent of the submissions were accepted for publication in the Proceedings.  The acceptance rate was somewhat lower than last year while the number of submissions increased; overall, the quality of the submissions continues to increase.  These papers are representative of the papers presented in Albuquerque and are divided into three topics, plus a student paper section, and the Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings.  The Distinguished Proceedings papers were selected as the best from all the submissions, and were presented during a special session at the conference.  Congratulations to Cindy Schipani, author of the Outstanding Distinguished Paper, and to Lynda Oswald and Dana Muir, authors of the Distinguished Papers.

Warm appreciation is extended to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2001 ALSB meeting.  Special thanks to Program Chair Ginny Maurer for her planning of the academic and social programs, and to Executive Secretary Dan Herron for his non-stop efforts on behalf of the Academy without which we would be lost.  I would like to thank the reviewers for the Proceedings, and the discussants of the Distinguished Papers, for their hard work.

The 2002 annual meeting will be in Las Vegas from July 27th to 31st.  Make your plans to at the Mandalay Bay resort.  There will be a Distinguished Paper session at the meeting, a Distinguished Paper section in the Proceedings, plaques, and monetary recognition of the Distinguished Papers.  I encourage everyone to participate in the ALSB meeting and in the Proceedings.

Ernest W. King
University of Southern Mississippi
November 2001


2001 Proceedings Reviewers

 I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2001 ALSB Proceedings. Your time, effort, and consideration of the submissions make the Proceedings better every year. I enjoyed working with all of you, and look forward to next year.

 Caryn Beck-Dudley, Utah State University

Debra Burke, Western Carolina University

Vincent A. Carrafiello, University of Connecticut

Rick Coffinberger, George Mason University

Joseph Falchek, King’s College

Timothy L. Fort, University of Michigan

Richard L. Hunter, Seton Hall University

Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University

Dana M. Muir, University of Michigan

John Norwood, University of Arkansas

Michael O’Hara, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Lynda J. Oswald, University of Michigan

Cindy A. Schipani, University of Michigan

Index of Papers

Distinguished Papers

The Best is Yet to Be: Considering Shareholder Liability for CERCLA Violations Post U.S. v. Bestfoods by Cindy A. Schipani

Personal Liability of Corporate Officers for Patent Infringement: Chaos in the Federal Circuit by Lynda J. Oswald

The Case for Investment Advice by Dana M. Muir


Building the Legal Infrastructure for Global Electronic Commerce: Privacy, Electronic Signatures and Consumer Protection by Richard G. Kunkel

The Internet and Taxation in Central Asia by William V. Vetter

Online Privacy, International Data Transfers and European Law by Carter H. Manny

Tradesite or Web Dress?: Trade Dress Protection for Website Interfaces by Kurt M. Saunders

Trusting E-Commerce in China: The Role of the Rule of Law and the Rule of Ethics by Junhai Liu and Timothy L. Fort


Integrating Simulation Games Into Business Law Teaching by Robert C. Bird

A Meeting of the Board of Directors: Integrating Business Law Into Underground Business Education by Jeanne Calderon and Rachel Kowal

Teaching Corporate Social Responsibility in an MBA Classroom by Daniel T. Ostas and Stephen E. Loeb

Teaching Problem-Solving Skills within Business Law: Thinking Reflectively by Jennifer N. O’Reilly


Changing the Law: Update from the Wine War by Susan Lorde Martin

New York’s High Court Again Considers Privity Doctrine by Martin H. Zern

The Ninth Circuit Takes a Walk on the Wild Side by Lee B. Burgunder

Please Adjust Your Signal: How Television’s Syndicated Courtrooms Bias our Juror Citizenry by Kimberlianne Podlas

When do Arbitration Awards Violate Public Policy? An Analysis of the Eastern Associated Coal Case by Judith Stilz Ogden

Student Papers

Conflicts of Interest in Corporate-Sponsored Academic Medical Research: Who is Responsible for Protecting the Public? by Jamie A. Rose

The Threat of Free Speech to Democracy: Reducing the Danger of Cacophonous Discourse by Mark W. Sandretto


[Cite as:  30 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2001)]