In 1924 at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, a group of twenty seven faculty began what was then called the Association of Instructors in Law in Collegiate Schools of Business.
At the 1926 annual meeting, again in conjunction with the American Association of Law Schools at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, the group changed its name to the Association of Teachers of Law in Collegiate Schools of Business. This name stuck until 1937, when it was changed to the American Business Law Association. Finally, in 1991, the membership, by then with over 1,000 dues-paying members, voted overwhelming at the annual meeting in Portland, Maine to adopt the name Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
While there were a few years without annual meetings (before 1952), the Academy of Legal Studies in Business will celebrate its 100th year of existence in 2024. Accordingly, we are planning to celebrate in grand fashion. The Midyear Meeting of the ALSB will be held at the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Chicago in 2024 in order to commemorate the origins of the organization in that great city. The Annual Conference of the ALSB will be held in Washington, D.C. because of its many obvious and wonderful connections to the study of law. The beautiful grand dame of hotels, the Mayflower, will be our host hotel at the phenomenal rate of $189 per night. Alex Reed from the University of Georgia will be our program chair.
Efforts are already under way to plan for the Annual Conference in 2024. See the webpage https://centennial.alsb.org/
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