One paper will be selected as the Outstanding Student Paper if there are sufficient submissions, and that student will receive a plaque in honor of his or her work.  Students whose papers are selected for presentation but who cannot obtain funding from their institution will receive a waiver of their conference registration fees.

There is no specific template that the students need to follow to make their submission.  In terms of citation, we accept both Bluebook and APA citation styles.  Most students submit using Bluebook.

All submissions are to be made electronically by 11:59PM on June 5, 2024 using the online Call for Participation and marking it as a student paper. 

All papers are blind reviewed by three members of the ALSB.  Acceptances (e-mail and s-mail) will be sent out as soon as possible. But, to keep from being shut out, book your students’ hotel rooms well in advance; you can always cancel before the deadline.

By submitting a paper, the student is agreeing that if his or her paper is accepted, he or she will present the paper (in-person) at the national meeting.  All presenters are invited to attend the conference including the awards presentation.

Please consider sponsoring a student.  It is a rewarding experience for both students and their faculty sponsors, and it is the kind of activity that most schools support. Upon request, letters will be provided to Deans acknowledging your efforts and accomplishments.

Many faculty members who have sponsored students say that working with the student and seeing the final presentation has been one of the most rewarding activities they have undertaken as a faculty member.  It’s a great addition to both of your resumes.

If you have any questions, or just want some encouragement, please contact:

Anthony Smith, Bentley University