Annual Conference

Each year the ALSB holds an annual conference. Rotating to different cities throughout the United States, the conference is a time for ALSB members from all over the world to come together and share their experiences and learn about and explore topics relevant to business legal studies. Presentations, workshops and several social events are an integral part of the meeting.


August 9-13 – Portland, Oregon

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All of these awards must be submitted through the online conference call-for-papers. Papers must be submitted in final form no later than the end of business on June 1.  All other papers submitted for presentation only must be uploaded in finished form by June 15.  Papers not submitted by June 15 will be scheduled into a “Developmental Paper” Session.  Review of the papers is by double-blind review.

Distinguished Refereed Proceedings: all proceedings papers must be submitted by June 1 and from those submitted the distinguished papers and outstanding paper will be selected.

Virginia Maurer Outstanding Ethics Paper: sponsored by the University of Florida

Jackson-Lewis Outstanding Employment Law Paper: sponsored by the Jackson-Lewis Law firm of Richmond VA

Ralph Bunche Outstanding International Law Paper: sponsored by West College Publishing

International Case Competition: see the ALSB newsletter for the criteria

Holmes-Cardozo Award: best submitted conference paper on any topic

Best Student Paper Award: see the ALSB newsletter for criteria



John Bonsignore Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Business Legal Studies: see the ALSB newsletter for criteria

Distinguished Faculty Awards (early and late career): see the ALSB Newsletter for criteria



ABLJ  Hoeber Awards: for distinguished and outstanding ABLJ articles

JLSE Hoeber Awards: for distinguished and outstanding JLSE articles

McGraw-Hill Education Charles Hewitt Master Teacher Award: juried papers and presentations

Kay Duffy Award for Outstanding Service to the ALSB: given infrequently for extraordinary service


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