Regional Associations

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.



ALSB’s Canadian Regional invites one and all to the CALSB 2019 conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia!  The conference will be held May 2-4, 2019. 

Please join us in the Maritime, one of the most beautiful, friendly and hospitable places in Canada. The 2019 conference promises to show all participants the very best Halifax has to offer. There will be a full academic program as well as the best paper award.

Please visit our website or email Graham Steele ( for more details.

6th Annual Conference 2019 Information


Fall 2017 Newsletter


Great Lakes

States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


Join us this fall for a family-friendly conference in Michigan’s most popular tourist destination – Frankenmuth, October 11-12, 2018.

All faculty and students interested in business law-related issues are encouraged to attend. Submit papers and/or abstracts (for works in progress) by August 20, 2018. All submissions will be peer reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings.

Great Lakes cordially invites students to submit papers, abstracts or to prepare posters for display at the conference. A discounted registration fee is available to all students to encourage their participation. 



States Include: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

The 2020 Annual MAALSB Conference will be held April 23-25 at Stockton University’s new beach-side Atlantic City Campus.

The MAALSB is an association of teachers and scholars in the fields of business law, legal environment, and law-related coursed outside of professional law schools, with members primarily from the Mid-Atlantic states. We welcome everyone who shares our interest in business law education, regardless of geography or title, and take pride in our encouraging and supportive culture.

We also publish the Atlantic Law Journal, a double-blind, peer-reviewed publication focused on articles of interest in the areas of business law and business law education, and are a regional association of the national Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

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 26th. We hope to see you in Chicago in 2020!

2020 MALSB Program Chair is Christine Ladwig.


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 6, 2019, at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. You may find the conference registration form, paper guidelines, and other information on our website.

Feel free to contact the Program Chair, Kabrina Chang at with questions, comments, or suggestions.


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 2019 NEALSB annual meeting at Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey.  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, Kerrin Wolf 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 2019 PNALSB regional conference will be held in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington.

This year’s conference will be held on April 11-13 and we promise a friendly atmosphere at low cost and high value in what has deservedly become a favorite among ALSB regional academic meetings.  This year’s conference will feature excellent academic presentations, and fun social events beginning with an information reception on Thursday evening, April 11 and ending mid-day on Saturday, April 13 leaving plenty of time to enjoy the sights of downtown Seattle.

The conference will be at the Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union.  Please call the venue at 206-213-0100 to reservation your room.  A limited number of rooms at the special rate will be available for conference attendees.

Early conference registration is $100, if received no later than Friday, March 18.  The registration fee is $125 if paid thereafter.  Retirees are $25.00.

For questions, please contact Co-Chairs Ralph Flick at or Terry Foster at

Pacific Southwest

States Include: Arizona, Southern Nevada, Southern California, Hawaii


The 2019 PSWALSB annual conference will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort February 14-17.  The conference room rate is $189/night. You may contact the hotel directly at 760-320-6868 and use the group code PSA. The conference fee includes receptions, breakfasts and Saturday night banquet.

For more information on submitting papers and to register for this event, please visit or email Nikoo Berenji 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 2018 RMALSB annual conference will held September 28 to September 29, at the Hotel Talisa, in Vail, Colorado.   Rooms can be booked at a group rate of $209/night.  Be sure to identify your association with RMALSB when you call. Twenty rooms are pre-reserved.  Please call 800-420-2424 for reservations.

The conference registration fee is $170. Registration discount offered for overnight stay at the Resort.

Papers are welcome in either of two tracks: submission-stage track or work-in-progress track. Awards will be offered for Best Paper and Best Idea at the end of the conference. 


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 are to be made to Pamela Gershuny at:


States Include: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


The Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB) announces its Annual Conference to be held October 25-27, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Tennessee Downtown Marriott. The group rate is $159/night.

If you have not been to Chattanooga (or have not been lately), the downtown area has a world-class aquarium, multiple art museums, a children’s discovery museum, an indoor/outdoor rock climbing wall, a walking bridge, a beautiful riverside park, and excellent restaurants.

Chattanooga has won Outside magazine’s best town award multiple times, so it may be work sticking around or hike or hang glide.  Nearby Lookout Mountain is where I grew up, and I went to high school in Chattanooga, so feel free to ask me questions about the area.

This video give some good shots of the area. Just ignore the cheesy music or listen on mute.  And if you have children, they may prefer Chattanooga to Disney World.

While the conference is about 8 months away, reserving your hotel room now will secure your spot in our current block of rooms (and will let us know if we should expand the block). Information about paper submissions and conference registration will follow closer to the conference.

Hope to see you there!

J. Haskell Murray


States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


The SALSB will be returning to San Antonio in 2019 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio February 28 – March 2.  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 twelfth 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


The WALSB annual conference will be held in Monterey, California March 8-10, 2019 at the Marriott Monterey. Join us and enjoy the collegial atmosphere, professional presentations, and all the natural wonders of the beautiful location!  Papers at every stage of development are welcome. 

Please direct all questions to Lydie Louis, President-Elect and Program Chair, at