2014 Proceedings

2014 National Proceedings

Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2014 ALSB Annual Conference
Seattle, Washington


Editor’s Forward

The 89th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August, 2014, in Seattle, WA.  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:
Selling Privacy by Patricia Sanchez Abril

 Distinguished Proceedings Papers:
Privacy Implications of Big Data and Predictive Analytics by Robert Sprague

Bankruptcy Reform’s Impact on Access to Bankruptcy’s “Fresh Start” Policy: Reforms Needed to Restore Access to Justice by Robert J. Landry, III and David W. Read

Franchise Terminations: “Good Cause” Decoded by Robert W. Emerson

Student Papers:
Foul Ball: Major League Baseball’s CBA Exploits College Seniors in the MLB Draft by Jonathan C. Gordon

Net Neutrality: Restoring the Balance by John D. Bullock

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 whose work made the most significant contribution to enhancing the quality of the paper reviewed.

 2014 Ernie King Best Reviewer Award: Karie Davis-Nozemack, Georgia Tech

I am deeply grateful to all of the reviewers for the 2014 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.

Best Regards,

Ronnie Cohen, J.D., LL.M.

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
2014 ALSB Proceedings Editor



 2014 Proceedings Reviewers

 Benjamin Atkins, Georgia Gwinnet College

Victor Bongard, Indiana University

Larry Bumgardner, Pepperdine University

Corey Ciocchetti, University of Denver

Tammy Cowart, University of Texas at Tyler

Laura Davis, Bloomsburg University

Karie Davis-Nozemack, Georgia Tech

Keith Diener, George Washington University

Gail Evans, University of Houston

Hilary Goldberg, California State University, Northridge

Lori Harris-Ransom, Caldwell University

David Hess, University of Michigan

James Holloway, East Carolina University

Richard Hunter, Seton Hall University

John Katsos, American University of Sharjah

Katherine Kisska-Schulze, North Carolina A&T State University

Leila Lawlor, Georgia Perimeter College

Bill Livingston, Baker College

Lucas Loafman, Texas A&M University, Central Texas

Keri Lucas, Marshall University

Marvin Ludlum, University of Central Oklahoma

Steven Maier, California State University, Northridge

Bashar Malkawi, University of Sharjah

Tanya Marcum, Bradley University

William Mawer, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Jim Morgan, California State University, Chico

Dana Muir, University of Michigan

John Norwood, University of Arkansas

Sherry Olson, Kaplan University

Suzanne Palmer, Albright College

Aaron Pennington, York College of Pennsylvania

Evan Peterson, University of Detroit Mercy

Evaluez Cotto Quijano, University of Puerto Rico

Virginia Rich, Caldwell College

David Schein, University of St. Thomas

Elizabeth Schneider, Keystone College

Kurt Schulzke, Kennesaw State University

Inara Scott, Oregon State University

Amy Sepinwall, University of Pennsylvania

Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas

Dale Thompson, University of St. Thomas

Jennifer Thor, Oakland University

Gregory Voss, Toulouse Business School

Mary Ellen Wells, Alvernia University

John Wendt, University of St. Thomas

Anna Whitby, Park University



Index of Papers

Bad And-Not-So-Bad Arguments Against Shareholder Primacy by Ian Maitland

Bankruptcy Reform’s Impact on Access to Bankruptcy’s “Fresh Start” Policy: Reforms Needed to Restore Access to Justice by Robert J. Landry, III and David W. Read

Being Honest About Tenure in the United States: The Need for Tenure System Reform Within Institutions of Higher Education by Arthur Gross-Schaefer, Sona Gala, Jillian Jaccard, Luke Vetter

Beyond Compliance: Sustainable Development, Business, and Proactive Law by Gerlinde Berger-Walliser & Paul Shrivastava

Causation in Context by Leora F. Eisenstadt

Certification Marks as Private Employment Regulation by Jamie Darin Prenkert

Compliance Officers: More Jobs, More Responsibility, More Liability by Susan Lorde Martin

Corporate Conspiracy: How Not Calling a Conspiracy a Conspiracy is Warping the Law on Corporate Wrongdoing by J.S. Nelson

Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom by Tonia Hap Murphy

Fighting Corruption in the Caribbean Basin by Cindy A. Schipani

Foul Ball: Major League Baseball’s CBA Exploits College Seniors in the MLB Draft by Jonathan C. Gordon (Student Paper)

Franchise Terminations: “Good Cause” Decoded by Robert W. Emerson (See SSRN Link)

Franchises as Moral Rights by Robert W. Emerson (See SSRN Link)

Franchising Constructive Termination: Quirk, Quagmire or a French Solution by Robert W. Emerson (See SSRN Link)

Grand Canyon Skywalk: Views of Law and Ethics by Debra D. Burke and Lorrie Willey

Holding Corporate Officers Strictly Liable Under Patent and Copyright Law by Lynda J. Oswald

Judges as Guardian Angels: The German Practice of Hints and Feedback by Robert W. Emerson (See SSRN Link)

Net Neutrality: Restoring the Balance by John D. Bullock (Student Paper)

One Hundred Years of Privacy Law: A Latent Semantic Analysis by Robert Sprague, Kevin Grauberger, and Nicole Barberis

Pre-dispute Mandatory Arbitration Clauses – The Not So Secret Weapon of “Class” Destruction by Shelley McGill

Precarious Work: The Need for Flextime Employment Rights and Proposals for Reform by Robert C. Bird

Privacy Implications of Big Data and Predictive Analytics by Robert Sprague

Putting a Gag on Farm Whistleblowers: Food Safety and Free Speech Confront State Agricultural Protectionism by Rita-Marie Cain Reid & Amber Kingery

Regulating Professional Sports Leagues by Nathaniel Grow

Selling Privacy by Patricia Sanchez Abril

Sustainability Reporting By Cities: As a Securities Law Exemption Erodes, A Nascent Obligation Arises by Adam J. Sulkowski

The “Deeply Toxic” Damage Caused by the Abolition of Mandatory Retirement and Its Collision with Tenure in Higher Education: A Proposal for Statutory Repair by Beverley Earle and Marianne DelPo Kulow

The Dilemma of Private Justice Systems: Big Data Sources, The Cloud and Predictive Analytics by Anjanette H Raymond

The EEOC’s Duty to Conciliate Before Filing Suit by Stephanie Greene and Christine Neylon O’Brien

The GSK Bribery Scandal in China: Corporate Governance Failures of Multinational Corporations by Cindy A. Schipani, Junhai Liu, and Haiyan Xu

The Impact of the Shift Away from Defined Benefit Plans to Defined Contribution Plans in Australia, The United Kingdom, and The United States by Elizabeth F. Brown

The Importance of Self-Efficacy in Ethical Education for Business Undergraduates by James S. Welch, Jr.

The Lure of Tax Revenue from Recreational Marijuana: At what Price? by Mystica M. Alexander and William P. Wiggins

Too Big to Fail: How to Limit the Future Fallout by Cris de la Torre, Rutilio Martinez

University Disciplinary Hearings: A Miscarriage of Justice by Daniel Herron and Daniel Haughey

Workforce Information Forcing by Charlotte Alexander


[Cite as:  45 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2014)]