ALSB 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.


Please join us for the Canadian ALSB 2023 conference April 28-30 at the World Famous Banff Spring Hotel “The Castle in the Rockies.”

Conference Location: Banff Springs Hotel, situated in the heart of Banff, is Canada’s oldest and most famous National Park. Banff Springs Hotel is located less than 90 minutes drive from Calgary International Airport, with shuttle buses and rental cars available for transportation to Banff.

Outdoor Activities: Amazing spring skiing will be in full swing at nearby Sunshine or Lake Louise ski hills, shuttles available from the hotel. Also: swim in the Banff Hot Springs, ride up the Banff Gondola, take a sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies, go spring hiking, horseback riding and shopping on Banff Ave’s boutique shops.

Conference Activities: Mixer, great food, paper presentations, panel discussions, best paper award. We love to host our American affiliates. Come and experience Canadian hospitality!

Additional conference information and registration details will be posted on the CALSB website.

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 on the beach and boardwalk of Atlantic City for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MAALSB) Annual Conference May 4-5, 2023. The conference will be held at Stockton University’s new AC campus. A room block has been reserved for conference participants at the Tropicana-AC Hotel, a short walk down the boardwalk from the campus. The Tropicana has a casino, multiple restaurants, bars and lounges, a spa, several pools, and more. The rate for Thursday night is only $94.99 (note that the conference ends midday on Friday to allow for travel).

Early registration ($80) ends February 10; regular registration ($100) is available until April 1.

2023 Registration Materials

MAALSB is an association of teachers and scholars in the fields of business law, legal environment of business, and business ethics, with members primarily from the Mid-Atlantic states. We welcome all who share our interest in business law education, regardless of geography or title, and take pride in our encouraging and supportive culture. We publish the Atlantic Law Journal, a double-blind peer-reviewed publication focused in areas related to business law and business law education, and we are a regional association of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. This conference will feature a Best Conference Paper competition with cash prize.

For more information, contact Leora Eisenstadt, MAALSB President & 2023 Conference Co-Chair, at or Keith Diener, Past MAALSB President & 2023 Conference Co-Chair, at

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 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) scheduled to occur again in Chicago on March 22-24, 2023. The MALSB meeting takes place in conjunction with the MBAA International Annual Conference, and with dozens of sessions in multiple disciplines, it is again a great value for participants.

The 2023 Call for Papers link is below and provides information on how to register and the content of this year’s event. Our segment of the conference features business law and ethics paper sessions, panel discussions, and juried proceedings. There are also awards for Distinguished Paper, Outstanding Paper in the Proceedings, Best Reviewer and the Master Teacher Competition, and CLE credit available again this year.

The deadline for registration and the majority of submissions will be November 4, 2022. Registration is a two-step process: (1) Register for MALSB, and (2) Register for MBAA, selecting MALSB as your PRIMARY discipline. Additional information and links are also located at the MALSB website: Please don’t hesitate to contact (Michael Greiner) anytime with questions or for further information at

Let’s make this a great conference this year! I look forward to seeing you next spring!

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.

Call for Participation

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 1, 2023 at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

For updates on NARBLA news, Guidelines for Publication of Papers, and the Conference Registration Form, go to to reach the NARBLA Web page.

For questions about the NARBLA conference, you may contact Program Chair, Jason Peterson, at

Any questions about paper presentations for publication, contact Co-Editor in Chief of the Business Law Review, 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


Please join us for the 2023 NEALSB Annual Meeting from Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7 in Poughkeepsie, NY.  That city is home to the FDR Historical Site and the Culinary Institute of America, both of which are included in the conference schedule.

This conference will provide you with the opportunity to interact with one of the most collegial, supportive, and welcoming academic groups that you will ever find. Our conference will not feature CLE credits this year but will feature its usual high quality  academic paper presentations as well as our annual “Best Conference Paper” award. NEALSB values the social interaction among attendees as an important element of academic collegiality. If you are attending, please contact Karen Morris at for the registration form and participation form no later than Monday, April 17, 2023.

Call for Participation

Questions?  Contact Karen Morris, Program Chair

Northeast Journal of Legal Studies Submission details:
Sponsor: NEALSB
Contact: John Paul
Submission: All legal subjects and pedagogy are accepted. It publishes papers presented at NEALSB, but also accepts other submissions.
Submission fee: $50 (non-refundable)
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 13-15, 2023. For more information, please visit the website our reach out to conference organizers Terry Foster or Eva Lasprogata Sedgwick.

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


The Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference is taking place February 16-19, 2023 at the beautiful Hilton Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

As a Thank you to all for making our regional conference the best each year, we have One-Time Special Offer: Half Off Registration fee: Now $150.00!!!! (includes Evening reception, Full breakfasts and Saturday night banquet)

Reserve your hotel room early to get the $199.00/night group rate (group code “PSA”).
Now no reason to put off your trip to California! Enjoy some desert weather, present a paper, get great educational experience[1], and meet and exchange ideas with colleagues!
And there’s more! Paper submissions eligible for cash awards of $500.00, $200.00 and $100.00.[2]
The Journal of Law, Business and Ethics is sponsored by the PSWALSB.  Open submissions.

For information and registration visit the PSWALSB website at or contact 2023 Conference Chair Terry Giannone at

[1] Past conference attendees have received 6-8 hours of CLE credit.
[2] Eligibility for prizes subject to rules and conditions. Please see PSWALSB website for further details.

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 2023 Rocky Mountain conference will be held at the Hyatt Vail, September 29-October 1.

The RMALSB Chair is Paula Holt, finishing up her term this year: or

The President Elect, next in line for Chair, is Erin Blaugrund from New Mexico State University:

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 annual meeting of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business is fast approaching.  This year’s conference will take place in New Orleans from November 10 – 12. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans.  Rooms are available at the conference rate of $229/night.  The hotel registration link is available here.

The early bird conference fee will be $100 through Friday, September 30.  From October 1 until October 28, the regular conference fee of $150 will apply.

Use this link to pay the early bird conference fee no later than Friday, September 30:

Please visit our website for more details!

If you have any questions, please email Greg Day at

States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


SALSB March 2-4, 2023. We’ll be returning to San Antonio in 2023 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 fourteenth year in a row, our attendees overwhelmingly voted for SALSB as the best regional they’ve attended. SALSB 2022 featured over 35 papers and almost 45 attendees from across the country. 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


Please join us for the WALSB annual in-person conference on March 17-18, 2023 in beautiful Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Resort and Casino. The conference registration fee is $150. This registration feel includes a cocktail reception Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and annual membership in WALSB.  We are also pleased to announce that virtual attendance will be possible on March 18 from 10:30am-4:30pm PST.

Discounted rooms are available at Harvey’s for $130 per night, plus a $25.95 nightly resort fee and applicable taxes. This discounted rate is available for the nights of March 16-18, 2023.

Please visit our website for more details.

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