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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


Great Lakes ALSB is hosting an in-person conference at the University of Akron on October 20-21, 2022. Please join us in making this Great Lakes ALSB 2022 Conference memorable as we celebrate our first in-person conference since 2019.

For conference registration and presentation submission, please visit our website or contact Suzanne Gradisher at for more information.
States Include: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Please join us for the MAALSB annual meeting on March 18-19, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are very excited to be able to gather together in person this year for the first time since 2019! Please note that we will also have a virtual attendance option.

Historically, the annual MAALSB conference has hosted stimulating academic presentations, interesting conversations with colleagues, and a fun atmosphere within which to discuss business law and ethics. We expect this conference to continue these fantastic traditions. We also offer our Best Conference Paper Award with a $250 cash prize.

The early-bird registration deadline is December 31, 2021. Regular registration ends February 25, 2022. Please note that registration will be limited to 40 in-person participants. All participants must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. We will also have limitations on the number of presentations we can host since we will only be hosting one session at a time, so papers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We will also be offering an option to virtually attend the conference. Virtual attendance will be for watching presentations only.

We will not be hosting virtual presentations.

Please review the enclosed FAQ and feel free to reach out with other questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Registration Link

MAALSB Officers:
Leora Eisenstadt, Temple University, Fox School of Business, President
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 MALSB annual conference will be held at the Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago March 22-24, 2023. Held in conjunction with MBAA International Conference, our meeting is an opportunity to attend MALSB sessions as well as others in management, marketing, finance, accounting, business economics, international business, and case research.

Deadline dates:
Registration/Paper Abstract – October 2022
Distinguished Paper Award (full paper) – October 2022
Master Teacher Competition (abstract) – October 2022
Submissions for Proceedings – January 2023

Please email Program Chair, Michael Greiner, for more information.

MALSB Officers:
President: John Paul, Brooklyn College/City University of New York
Vice President and Program Chair: Michael Greiner, Oakland University
Secretary: Amy J. Parish, Creighton University
Treasurer: George McNary, Creighton University
Proceedings Editor: Thomas J. Freeman, Creighton University
Past President: Christine Ladwig, Southeast Missouri State University

ALSB Delegate: George McNary, Creighton University

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 North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association (NARBLA) Conference will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

For updates on NARBLA news, Guidelines for Publication of Papers, and the Conference Registration Form, please visit

For questions about the NARBLA conference, you may contact Program Chair, John Duggan at

Any questions about paper presentations for publication, contact Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Business Law Review, Bill Read at or Marie Hansen at

NARBLA encourages Business Law faculty to join NARBLA. It is a good opportunity to network and present papers. If you wish to have your name removed from the NARBLA mailing list, or to change your e-mail address, or to add the name of a colleague, feel free to contact William Greenspan at

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 PNALSB Annual Conference will take place on April 7-9, 2022, in-person at the campus of Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon, and online via Zoom (proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be required for in-person attendance). We are excited to share this special location in the Willamette Valley’s Wine Country with all of you. We included a winery tour for Sat., 4/9/22 for those who wish to participate. 

We also have reserved a book of rooms at discounted rates for the conference at the Comfort Inn & Suites in McMinnville, Oregon, which must be booked by Monday, March 7. 

We also are looking for interest in a potential mini-van shuttle service to/from Portland International Airport, for those of you who plan to fly in for the conference, as the Linfield University campus in McMinnville is located about 50 miles from PDX airport. 

Call for Participation

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


Registration is now open for the 2022 Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference taking place February 17-20, 2022, at the beautiful Hilton Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

We invite you to submit a paper, present at the conference, or simply attend and enjoy a weekend of learning in a relaxed environment.  To register, simply fill out the attached registration form and e-mail it to me at  If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please indicate on the registration form and I will be in touch with more details regarding presentations.  Paper submissions are eligible for prizes, and must be submitted by December 15.

The conference program will be similar to prior conference with academic presentations on Friday and Saturday morning, followed by a Saturday evening dinner and awards presentation.  You will have plenty of free time to enjoy all that Palm Springs has to offer its’ visitors.  Conference attendees usually earn between 6-7.5 hours of CLE credit and receive a discounted hotel stay at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort.  Additional information can be found in the attached flyer and registration form as well as at the PSWALSB website located at

Conference fees are $295.00 (before December 15th) and $345.00 for payment received after December 15.  Payment for the conference may be made through one of the following: (1) via PalPal through the conference website; (2) via check to the address indicated on the registration form; or (3) via direct pay into the PSWALSB account through Zelle with no fees. Your online bank account allows you to set up Zelle in minutes and you can then send your payment through Zelle to PSWALSB Treasurer Marsha Cooper at  The payment is immediately deposited to the PSWALSB account in your name.  Be sure to also make your hotel reservations early to get the conference rate.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.  Please also let any of your colleagues that I have not included in this e-mail know about our conference.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you and having our annual conference in person next year!  Take care and be well.

Sona Gala

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

Information about the 2022 regional meeting is forthcoming.

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 to Pamela Gershuny at:
States Include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


The SEALSB’s annual conference will be held November 10-12, 2022 at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in New Orleans. Please visit our website to register! If you have any questions, please email Greg Day at

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


We’ll be returning to San Antonio March 3-5, 2022 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. This beautiful recently renovated hotel is in the heart of all the excitement that the river walk 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  For the fifteenth year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended. This year we are planning to have a river boat dinner cruise.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with your colleagues and enjoy a beautiful evening along the world renowned San Antonio Riverwalk.  

SALSB’s has two hard-bound and electronically posted, peer- reviewed publications, SOUTHERN LAW JOURNAL and THE SOUTHERN JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND ETHICS.  Each has a low acceptance rate and is listed in Cabell’s Periodicals Directory. 

For more information visit

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 annual WALSB Conference will be held online on March 12, 2022.  The deadline for conference registration and paper submission will be March 7, 2022.  The conference will have a nominal registration fee of $50.00.

WALSB has a dedicated group of loyal attendees and we are always looking for new participants.  All topics related to business law are welcome for submission.   All paper submissions should be sent to   Thank you and if you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the WALSB board members. 

Conference Registration