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.


The Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business (CALSB) and Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (PNALSB) are excited to announce their 2024 joint conference in Vancouver, BC: “The Future of Business Law.

CALSB and PNALSB invite you to our annual conference to be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, April 26-28, 2024.

Our conference will be held at the gorgeous Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, just outside of the historical Gastown district. You will be steps away from the ocean and a nice waterfront walk away from Stanley Park. Vancouver is home to some of Canada’s best restaurants and bars, and we expect to announce discounted optional group and social activities as the conference approaches.

Purchase your tickets today: Ticket Purchase.

Here are the details:

· When: April 26 to April 28, 2024

· Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L5

   Tel: (604) 691-1991



· We have made arrangements with the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, blocking several rooms for our conference guests at a fantastic, discounted rate of only $319 CAD per night. Upon registering for the event, you will receive details on how to book these discounted rates.

· Registration Fee:

   $280 CAD (+fees) Early Bird Registration up to March 31, 2024

   $330 CAD (+fees) Regular Registration after March 31, 2024, up to April 21, 2024

The capacity for the conference is only 40 people, and since this is a joint conference, we expect tickets to go fast. We would recommend reserving your early bird tickets now!

The evening reception, two breakfasts, two lunches, and the CALSB/PNALSB membership fee are included in the registration.

The final conference schedule will be provided on the website and emailed to participants. We will have an evening reception on April 26, a full day on April 27, and a half day on April 28.

Call for Papers, Presentations and Panels: We welcome submissions and invite presentations or panels from participants. Our conference will also feature an award for a distinguished paper. The theme for this years’ conference is “The Future of Business Law”, which should be liberally interpreted. Your papers, panels, or presentations could cover any field of research and this theme should not limit your ideas for submissions or proposed presentations or panels. We will be releasing some ideas of what we are interested in seeing, particularly, on our website leading up to the conference.

Distinguished Paper Deadline: The deadline for paper submissions (to be considered for the Distinguished Paper award) is midnight, April 19, 2024. Additional papers may be submitted after that date but will not be considered for the award. Further details regarding paper submissions may be found on the CALSB website: (with or without paper submission).

We also welcome presentations (with or without paper). If you are planning to present at our conference, please advise Brandon Mattalo at on or before April 5, 2024.

If you have a panel idea or want to participate in a panel, please send an expression of interest to Brandon Mattalo at

To inquire any more information about CALSB or our Conference, please contact Brandon Mattalo at

See you there and stay tuned for more announcements about our planned optional group and social activities and focus themes for the conference!

Great Lakes
States Include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio


The Great Lakes ALSB is hosting an in-person conference at the University of Akron on October 24-25, 2024. Please join us in making this conference a great success!

For conference registration and presentation submission, see 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


I am excited to invite you to join together again in Chicago for the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MALSB) on April 10-12, 2024. 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.

I’ve included the link to the 2024 Call for Papers, which 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, juried proceedings, and the 2024 MALSB Master Teacher Competition. There are also awards for Distinguished Paper, Outstanding Paper in the Proceedings, and Best Reviewer, and CLE credit is available again this year.

This year, we invite you to join with us for a special event on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm for the ALSB 100th Anniversary Founders’ Celebration – a sponsored (aka free to you!) toast at the Palmer House to celebrate the Chicago founding of our national organization, Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

The deadline for registration and the majority of submissions will be January 15, 2024. Registration is a two-step process:

(1) Register for MALSB by filling out the form located here:, and

(2) Register for MBAA, selecting MALSB as your PRIMARY discipline, by filling out the form located here: (coming soon).

Please note that the MBAA International website has recently been redesigned, and you will need to create an account in order to register once registration is live on their website.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me any time with questions or for further information at

I look forward to seeing you in the spring!

Amy Parrish
MALSB Program Chair

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 April 6, 2024 at Bentley University, Morison Hall, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452.  The conference will run from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

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 the Vice President (Program Chair), Anthony Smith, at

 Any questions about paper presentations for publication, contact 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 2024 NEALSB Annual Meeting from May 3-5 in Mid-Hudson Valley, New York.  

The hotel room block is at the Beekman Arms (Rhinebeck, New York) with a rate of $249/night including breakfast.  The Group ID is 107997.  Guests can call 845-876-7077 and use the group ID, or use the hotel link here.

Saturday May 4, 2024 Paper Presentations with lunch at the FDR Library in Hyde Park (Nation’s first Presidential Library).

Sunday May 5, 2024 Paper Presentations with buffet breakfast at the Cornell Boat House on Marist College’s Hudson Riverfront in Poughkeepsie (cf. The Boys in the Boat).

Questions?  Contact Thomas Madden at

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


Please see conference information above under the Canadian Section.

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 15-18, 2024 at the beautiful Hilton Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

You can register now at for a total cost of $350.00 (includes Friday evening reception, Friday and Saturday full breakfasts and Saturday night banquet).

Reserve your hotel room early to get the $209.00/night group rate (group code “PSA”). Contact the Hilton Palm Springs Resort at (800) 216-1952.

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 2024 Conference Chair Rebecca Nieman 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 29-30.

To get our discounted rate for rooms, please book your hotel stay by September 1.  Use “Rocky Mountain Academy” or “RMALSB” as the code. Hyatt Hotel Link.

Please ensure you have completed the conference registration by September 8.

If you’re able to pay in advance, please submit your payment via PayPal.  You can also pay via check at the conference.

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 Greenville, South Carolina from November 9–11.  The conference will be held at the Clemson facility on the 5th floor of the Greenville ONE building, across the street from the conference hotel, Aloft Greenville Downtown. Rooms are available at the conference rate of $179/night. The hotel registration link is available here.

The early bird conference fee will be $150 through Saturday, September 30.  From October 1 until October 19, the regular conference fee of $200 will apply. The late registration fee starting October 20 is $250. The deadline to register for the conference will be Friday, October 27, 2023.

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

You can use the following links to submit a work-in-progress or draft paper for presentation; submit a completed draft paper for award consideration; or nominate a colleague for the Junior Scholar Award or Malcolm Abel Distinguished Service Award (please note that the deadline for each of the following is Friday, October 13, 2023):

JLSB Best Paper Award

SEALSB Best Proceedings Paper Award

Paper/Presentation Submission (not for award consideration)

Junior Scholar Award Nomination

Malcolm Abel Distinguished Service Award

If you have any questions, please email Kathryn Kisska-Schulze at

States Include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas


The 2024 SALSB meeting will be held February 29 – March 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Conference Registration Link

Hotel Reservation Link

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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