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ALSB Regional Associations are independent and separate legal entities from the American Business Law Association, Inc. d/b/a the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB); the ALSB assumes no liability for and exercises no control over actions and policies of the regional organizations.


CALSB is the Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business representing the Canadian regional of the ALSB. We are reaching out to as many prior attendees as possible in order to provide a CALSB related updated.  

President: David Missirian, Bentley University
Vice President-Program Chair: Dan Wilson, MacEwan University
ALSB House of Delegates Rep: Shelly McGill, Wilfrid Laurier University
Great Lakes
States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


A Great Regional Conference – With or Without the Travel.  Great Lakes ALSB is offering a hybrid conference, with a virtual option for those who prefer not to travel.  Grand Valley State University will serve as host (and principal location) of the Great Lakes ALSB 2021 Conference on October 22, 2021.  To minimize travel costs and provide small group gatherings, simultaneous satellite locations will include Butler University and the University of Cincinnati – UC Blue Ash College to meet the needs of regional attendees.  Whether you decide to attend in person at one of these locations or virtually from the comfort of your home or office, please join us in making this Great Lakes ALSB 2021 Conference memorable as we say goodbye to COVID-19.

The annual meetings provide great opportunities to interact with colleagues interested in business law-related subjects. Presentations occur in a cordial and supportive environment.

Great Lakes ALSB is looking forward to increasing the level of involvement by students and faculty from diverse disciplines. Colleagues from accounting (e.g., tax, forensic, IFRS conversion), management (e.g., executive compensation, corporate governance, labor law), finance (e.g., complex financial instruments, securities and banking regulation), marketing (e.g., anticompetitive practices, trademarks, privacy vs. social media), information systems (e.g., identity theft, legal issues in cloud computing), economics (regulation of monopolies, protection of intellectual property), human resources, and other areas are often heavily engaged in legal topics. Encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration and scholarship is a high priority for us.

Additional information regarding the fall conference is posted under the menu item Registration Information.  There you will find registration information and a call for participation.  More details forthcoming.  

Contact Catherine Jones-Rikkers if you have any questions.
States Include: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

I am happy to announce that registration for the online MAALSB regional conference is now open! The conference will be held online on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 9am-5pm EST. As the scheduler of the event, I will schedule anyone attending from a non-EST time zone at a time convenient for you. The deadline to register is February 19, 2021. This year, we welcome ALL types of presentations: academic papers, pedagogy pieces, statements on personal impacts of the pandemic, panels, etc. There is a nominal fee of $25 to attend the conference. If you have not yet attended a MAALSB conference, now is your chance!  We hope you can join us! Questions: contact Jennifer Pacella at

Registration Link

MAALSB Officers:
Natalie Pedersen, Drexel University, President 
Leora Eisenstadt, Temple University, Fox School of Business, President-Elect 
Kyle Kaplan, Penn State University, Vice President 
Carolyn Plump, LaSalle University, Secretary  
Nizan Geslivich Packin, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, Treasurer 

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 2021 conference will be held March 24-26. Details to follow!

Call for Participation

Please contact our 2021 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


The NEALSB 2022 Conference will be held at the Interlaken in Lakeville, CT from Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8.  Those who are interested in participating in our NEALSB Conference should contact me, as I am the Vice President and Program Chair, at

Come join our cordial conference at the Interlaken, which is set on 30 beautiful acres and nestled between two lakes in the Northwest corner of Connecticut. Our conference 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.

John Paul
Brooklyn College/City University of New York 

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 2022 annual conference information is forthcoming.

President and Conference Chair for 2022: Barbara Bloom-Groshong, University of Portland
ALSB House of Delegates Rep: Sam Ehrlich, Boise State University
Pacific Southwest
States Include: Arizona, Southern Nevada, Southern California, Hawaii


The 2021 PSWALSB hybrid conference will once again be in sunny Palm Springs, California, February 12-15 at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to present their papers and earn between 6-7.5 hours of CLE credit. Attendees also qualify for a discount hotel stay at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort if you decide to attend in person. If you are interested in moderating a panel, presenting or submitting a paper, more information is available on our website.

Submissions and registrations are due by December 15, 2020.

If you have additional questions, please contact Paul Naccachian.

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

I am looking forward to seeing you either online or in Vail for this year’s Rocky Mountain Academy of Legal Studies in Business from Friday, Oct 1 through Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.  Presentation sessions will be held online Saturday Oct. 2.

If you haven’t already, please submit your registration for attendance, idea presentations, or paper submissions as soon as possible.  We are extending the submission deadline to September 17.  The fee for this  conference is $160 for those attendees staying onsite at the lovely Grand Hyatt Vail hotel.

Also, we are pleased to announce that for those who are unable to attend in person, we are now offering a remote option. We anticipate this running similar to last year, where we will have breakout groups. The fee for that will be $120, and the online option is available in registration form.

As the conference approaches, we will publish the speaker schedule, but anticipate the presentations breaking out for approximately 2 hours on Saturday, October 2.  You may register for both Online and the onsite Vail RMALSB at:

To reserve your hotel room at our discounted block rate (about $240/night), you can call directly to the Grand Hyatt Vail’s conference reservation number:  (970) 479-1527.

We look forward to seeing everyone at RMALSB in Vail, Colorado or remotely by Zoom in a few more weeks this fall!

Best regards,

Rustin Diehl
Program Chair
Rocky Mountain Academy of Legal Studies in Business (RMALSB)

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


The members of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business look forward to seeing you at the ALSB online conference in August and hope to see you IN PERSON (masked and distanced, if necessary) in the beautiful, historical city of Savannah, November 11-13, 2021.  To book your room at the Alida Hotel (for the discount rate of $175/night), please click here.  We have a limited number of discount rooms (the regular rate is $399), so we recommend booking now.

To apply (or nominate someone) for awards, please complete the following by October 15, 2021:
Journal of Legal Studies in Business Best Paper Award
SEALSB Best Proceedings Award
Malcolm Abel Distinguished Service Award
SEALSB Junior Scholar Award

Conference Deadlines & Payment Links:
October 1, 2021 – Early Bird Registration ($95*) 
October 15, 2021 – Regular Registration ($125*), Hotel Deadline and Awards
October 29, 2021 – Late Registration ($150*) and Paper/Presentation (not eligible for award)

* Please note that you may also add on an optional tour of the Savannah Port (a 90-minute, guided boat tour).
States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


Information about the 2021 regional meeting is forthcoming.  

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


The Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business (WALSB) is the regional division of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and primarily covers the states of California and Nevada.  The next WALSB annual conference will be held from March 10-13, 2022 at beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada in Harvey’s Resort.  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.  We encourage you to visit our website and sign up for the event early. Please direct all questions to WALSB 2022 Conference Chair John Paul at