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.



We are pleased to announce the first meeting of the proposed Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business (CALSB). The conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM to Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:00 noon in Toronto, Ontario at the Pantages Skyline Hotel ( If you teach business law/legal studies at a business school in Canada, or if you would like to attend a business law academic meeting in Toronto, Canada, please join us for our inaugural meeting. Please visit our website for more details.


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

We hope you can join us in downtown Baltimore, Maryland March 21-22, 2014 for our annual conference. Papers submitted by March 1, 2014 are eligible for publication in the Atlantic Law Journal and a Best Paper cash award. Conference attendance is not required for journal submissions.

For more information, please contact Stacey B. Lee, President, at or 410-234-9419.

MAALSB Program

Conference registration and submission information

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


Mark your calendars! The Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) 2014 Annual Conference is March 26-28, 2014 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Hotel rate is 174/night. For more information or a registration packet, contact Steve Palmer, MALSB Vice-President and Program Chair at or visit the MALSB website. Registration Deadline is October 18, 2013 (to be included in program; completed papers due for consideration regarding MBAA International Distinguished Paper Award or Master Teacher competition). Refereed Proceedings Submission Deadline is January 15, 2014 (for consideration).

Conference registration and call for papers

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, Vermond, New Hampsire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island


The next NARBLA annual conference will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. For specific questions about the NARBLA conference, please contact the Program Co-Chairs Michelle Bazin at or Walter Toomey at For updates on NARBLA news, Guidelines for Publication of Papers, and the Conference Registration Form, please visit Any questions about paper presentation for publication, you may contact Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Business Law Review, Bill Read at or Marie Hansen at

Business Law Review

North Atlantic ALSB is the sponsor.
Contact: William Read (Husson Univ)
Submission: Conference papers are preferred
Acceptance rate: high
Listing: Cabell’s


States Include: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut


Please plan to join us at the 2014 NEALSB annual conference from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27 at the Cranwell Resport, Spa and Gold Club – a luxury resort in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Unanimously voted 2011 Best Regional Conference, the Northeast conference will feature its usual high quality academic paper presentations and panel discussions as well as our annual “Best Conference Paper” award. This is an opportunity to interact with one of the most collegial, supportive and welcoming groups that you will ever find. If you have not attended one of our regional conferences in the past, please come to see what you have been missing. You will not be disappointed.

Conference registration and submission forms

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NEALSB President-Elect and Program Chair, Glen M. Vogel, at or 516-463-6191.

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

Nowhere explodes with new life and color in the spring like the Pacific Northwest. This refreshment and inspiration is always matched by the supportive and fun atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest ALSB regional conference. This year’s conference will be held on April 24-26, 2014 in Vancouver BC. We will start with a reception on Thursday evening, April 24 and end shortly after lunch on Saturday, April 26. We promise the same low cost and friendly high value in what has deservedly become a favorite among ALSB regional academic meetings. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Chair, Gail Lasprogata of Seattle University at Registration forms should be requested from, and submitted to, Gail.

Pacific Southwest

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


The PSWALSB annual conference will be held at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort February 13-15, 2014. Palm Springs for President’s Weekend is your winter break at the Oasis. The conference room rate is $169/night. You may contact the hotel directly at 760-320-6868.The conference fee includes the banquet dinner and copy of the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics. For more information on submitting papers and to register for this event, please visit or contact Eric Yordy 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 annual conference will be held October 3-5, 2014 at Vail Cascade Hotel and Resort. The room rate is $169/night and you may contact the hotel directly at 800-420-2424 or register by email at Conference registration fee is $150. Papers are welcome in either of two tracks: submission stage track or work-in-progress track. Awards offered for Best Idea and Best Paper submission after the conference. All papers on the submission stage track will be refereed prior to publication in the proceedings.

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 Adam Epstein, Central Michigan University, at:


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


SEALSB 2013 in Tampa – Bringing Business Law to the Bay! The SEALSB is pleased to announce that its 59th annual conference will be held November 7-9, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. The conference will take place at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, right in the heart of vibrant Tampa. We invite you to take this opportunity to submit your paper to be considered for an award. Submission deadline is October 11, 2013.To submit your paper and learn more about the conference, please visit our website at


States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


The SALSB will be returning to San Antonio in 2014 for a “family friendly” conference at The Holiday Inn on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio April 3-5, 2014. 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 eighth year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended.

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: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


Tri-State ALSB Regulation in a Global Economy – Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Friday, October 25, 2013.Faculty and students are invited to present on any business law-related topic. We welcome submissions from law, finance, accounting, management, marketing, economics and any other discipline. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for poster displays. The conference registration form and information can be found on our website at For more information, please visit our website or contact Program Chair, Kris Neslund at


States Include: Northern California, Northern Nevada

 The Western ALSB annual conference will be held in Monterey, California at the Bay Park Hotel March 28-30, 2014. Conference registration rate is $50. The hotel rate is $84/night (plus tax) and you may contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Please call 800-338-3564 and ask for the WALSB rate. The hotel website is 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.Refereed track published in the Proceedings: Abstract of no more than 100 words and a copy of paper in Word must be email by February 28 to Lydie Pierre-Louis ( Regular track for papers: abstract of no more than 100 words in Word must be emailed by March 14 to Lydie Pierre-Louis ( For more information, please contact Lydie Pierre-Louis at or 415-422-4476.

Registration and Paper Submission Form