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The Canadian Regional invites one and all to the CALSB 2020 conference in Toronto!  The conference will be held April 30 – May 2.  CALSB welcomes scholarly and professional papers and presentations on topics related to law, business, ethics, professionalism and pedagogy, in both a Canadian and International context. Proposals for either individual presentations or panel discussions are welcome. Please submit your short proposal (150-200 words) by April 1, 2020. Please visit our website or email Avner Levin at for more details.  
Great Lakes
States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


Information about the 2020 regional meeting is forthcoming.  
States Include: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

The Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MAALSB) has decided to cancel its 2021 in-person conference in Atlantic City, NJ due to the pandemic. Instead, we will hold a one-day, online conference on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 9am to 5pm via Zoom (hosted by Jennifer Pacella, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business).  The online conference registration fee is $25. While we are sad to no longer join in person near the beach and boardwalk, we hope you will consider joining us online!  If you have not yet attended a MAALSB conference, now is your chance! 

Registration materials are coming soon. 

For more details, please contact Keith Diener at   
Atlantic Law Journal Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic ALSB
Contact: Brian Halsey (West Chester University)
Acceptance rate: under 25%
Open submissions: Papers do not have to be submitted at the regional meeting.
Listing: Journal is Cabell’s listed and the editors are exploring Westlaw listings.  
States Include: Eastern Montana, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin


The Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the MBAA international Conference, long billed as “The Best Conference Value in America.” The MBAA International Conference draws hundreds of academics from business-related fields such as accounting, business/society/government, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, health administration, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. Although the MALSB will have its own program track on legal studies, attendees will be able to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of this international conference and attend sessions held by the other program tracks. The 2020 conference will be held March 25-27 at the Palmer Hilton House in Chicago, Illinois.  An official call for papers will be available soon.  In the interim, please take a look at the flyer for key submission dates and other information.  In 2020, we will again offer CLE credit and also an optional dinner gathering on the evening of March 26. We hope to see you in Chicago in 2020!

Registration and Call for Participation

Please contact our 2020 MALSB Program Chair, Christine Ladwig at for more information.  

Midwest Law Journal Submission details:
All legal subjects and pedagogy
Acceptance rate: 18%
Review: double-blind peer review
Open submission: Papers do not have to be presented at regional meeting.
Listing: Midwest Law Journal is listed in Cabell’s Journal of Publishing Opportunities.  
North Atlantic
States Include: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island



The next NARBLA annual conference will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts.

Business Law Review North Atlantic ALSB is the sponsor.
Contact: William Read ( and Marie Hansen (
Submission: Conference papers are preferred
Acceptance rate: high
Listing: Cabell’s  
States Include: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut



Please join us for the 2020 NEALSB annual meeting at The Interlaken Inn in Lakeville, Connecticut.  The conference, which has CLE accreditation, will feature its usual high quality academic paper presentations and panel discussions, as well as our annual “Best Conference Paper” award. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with an exceptionally collegial, supportive, and welcoming group of colleagues.

Call for Participation

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Program Chair, Gwen Seaquist at

Northeast Journal of Legal Studies Submission details:
Sponsor: NEALSB
Contact: Sharlene McEvoy
Submission: All legal subjects and pedagogy are accepted. It publishes papers presented at NEALSB, but also accepts other submissions.
Submission fee: $50 (half returned if article is rejected)
Acceptance rate: 20-30%
Review: double-blind peer review
Listing: Cabell’s and the Index to Legal Periodicals  
Pacific Northwest
States Include: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana
Provinces Include: Alberta, British Columbia



The 2020 PNALSB regional conference will be held at The Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia April 24-25.. The PNALSB is the “Northwest Regional” conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business who membership includes legal studies faculty throughout the US and Canada. Our conference is a great opportunity to meet with other business law instructors, debate legal issues during paper presentations, and discuss teaching methods. Paper presentations are not required to attend the conference.  All are welcome! The conference registration information (including hotel contact) is available on our website. For questions, please contact our Program Chair, Ruth Jebe at
Pacific Southwest
States Include: Arizona, Southern Nevada, Southern California, Hawaii


The 2020 PSWALSB annual conference will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort February 13-16.  Reserve your hotel room early to get the $195/night group rate (group code “PAC”). Enjoy some desert weather, present a paper, get great educational experience, and meet and exchange ideas with colleagues! Paper submissions eligible for cash awards of $500, $200, and $100. Registration fee is $295 prior to December 15 and includes receptions, breakfasts and Saturday night banquet.

Conference Registration

For more information on submitting papers and to register for this event, please visit or email Doug Hume at

Journal of Law, Business & Ethics Submission details:
Pacific Southwest ALSB is the sponsor
Each attendee will receive a copy of the Journal
Open submission
Acceptance rate: 5%
Review: double blind
Listing: Cabell’s, Westlaw, HeinOnline  
Rocky Mountain
States Include: Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

The RMALSB 2020 Online Conference will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 am to 12:30 PM MDT. Thus far, we are excited to see a number of excellent papers registered. The fee for this online conference is reduced to $75 and the prospective conference agenda will be as follows:

* Joint Session: Reunion and conduct RMALSB Business (10:00 to 10:15).
* Break-out Sessions: Paper/Idea presentation sessions on the Zoom platform, organized per topic and recorded for later viewing. Presentations are limited to 12 minutes, with time built in for questions (10:15-11:30).
* Voting: Following presentations, viewers will vote for best presentations/best papers by category (11:30-11:45).
* Awards and Conclusion: We will announce the winners and conclude conference business (11:45-12:30).

Please register online here.

Program Chair: Rustin Diehl

The Rocky Mountain Law Journal

This Journal’s inaugural volume was published in August, 2012 and is available for review at:

Submissions for the RMLJ should be sent toPamela Gershuny at:
States Include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


Join us on Friday, November 13, 2020 for our online regional conference, including paper presentations, a social, and awards. The online conference is free and will be held from 8am to 5pm via WebEx and Zoom. Please visit the conference website for more information.
States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


The SALSB will be returning to San Antonio in 2020 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio March 5-7.  This beautiful, recently renovated hotel is in the heart of all the excitement that the riverwalk has to offer. You are steps away from the Alamo, fantastic shopping and world class dining. This fabulous property can be viewed via the hotel website at For the 13th year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended. For more information, please visit our website.

Southern Journal of Business and Ethics Submission details:
Closed submissions: SALSB members only
Acceptance rate: 25%
Listing: Cabell’s Southern Law Review Submission details: or
Open submissions: Papers do not have to be presented at SALSB meeting.
Acceptance rate: ~25% currently in Volume XX
Review: Double-blind peer review
Listing: Cabell’s Directory and in Urlich’s International Periodical Directory. Full text is available through EBSCO’s “Academic Research Complete” database, accessible through over 90% of the world’s Electronic University holdings. Hard copy is in over 100 regional libraries.
Issues: Published twice annually (fall and spring) in both hard copy (all 20 years) and electronically (last 10 years).  
States Include: Northern California, Northern Nevada Website: 

The Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business (WALSB) is a regional division of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and primarily covers the states of California and Northern Nevada.  The next WALSB annual conference will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 8am until 5pm and will be in a virtual format.  The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business will be sponsoring the event again this year.  There will be multiple sessions for academic presentations, social events, guest speakers, and award presentations.  We are looking forward to having engaging discussions and opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country.  Please direct all questions to John Nolan at