***The Holmes-Cardozo Award, the Proceedings Submissions (and distinguished proceedings awards), the ALSB International Case Writing Competition, and the Virginia Maurer Ethics Paper Award can now be submitted through the  CALL-FOR-PARTICIPATION ELECTRONIC FORMAT found on this conference website.***


For the 2011 meeting in New Orleans an outstanding paper will be selected for the Holmes/Cardozo Award.  The author(s) must be a member of the ALSB and one author must be present in New Orleans to present the paper.  The American Business Law Journal will have a right of first refusal to publish the award-winning paper; and, as such, you may not simultaneously submit your paper elsewhere for publication consideration. In addition to your sending in the call-for-papers, please submit an ELECTRONIC VERSION of  your paper prior to June 1, 2011 via the CALL FOR PARTICIPATION link on this website.

The Holmes/Cardozo award was established to recognize significant, unpublished original legal research.  The major factors in judging a submission are its scholarly contribution, research quality, topic interest, writing quality, and readiness for distribution. The main criterion is "excellence in legal scholarship," which takes many forms. However, comprehensiveness of research, insightful analysis, writing craftsmanship, and format (i.e. blue-book form) are important criteria as well.

To assure that the refereeing will be done anonymously, no identifying feature should appear. [If the paper exceeds 20-25 pages, it may be abstracted for presentation purposes only.] All submissions will be notified  in advance so that the non-winning papers may be submitted for publication consideration elsewhere.                 


This double-blind peer review award recognizes outstanding papers submitted for the Proceedings. Papers submitted for the Proceedings will automatically be reviewed for these awards. Please submit an ELECTRONIC VERSION of  your paper prior to June 1, 2011 via the CALL FOR PARTICIPATION link on this website.  See PROCEEDINGS link in the left-hand table of contents link on this page for the formatting requirements for the proceedings.


For the fifth year, the University of Florida is sponsoring the “Outstanding Ethics Paper” in honor of ALSB Past President and University of Florida Professor Virginia Maurer.  Please submit an ELECTRONIC VERSION of  your paper prior to June 1, 2011 via the CALL FOR PARTICIPATION link on this website by June 1.  The paper must also be presented at the 2011 NOLA Conference.


The ALSB is pleased to announce the "ALSB International Case Writing Award." The submitted "Harvard‑style" teaching case must (1) be in English, (2) have been written after 2006, (3)  not have been published elsewhere (even through an internal publisher, such as Harvard Business Publishing), and (4) be accompanied by a teaching note that analyzes the case and provides suggestions for teaching it, including discussion questions and a board plan. The teaching note should cite relevant authority (with appropriate citations in Blue Book form) but need not be comparable to a law review piece. At least one of the authors must be a member in good standing of the ALSB and must present the case at the New Orleans Annual Conference.

All types of business law and legal environment of business topics are welcome. 

A monetary prize will be awarded to the winning submission. In addition, subject to mutually-agreeable editing to meet Journal of Legal Studies Education (JLSE) standards, the winning submission will be published in the JLSE. Both the winning case and all others judged highly will also be made a part of the ALSB Case Collection accessible on the members-only portion of the ALSB webpage. 

Please submit an ELECTRONIC VERSION of  your case and teaching note prior to June 1, 2011, via the CALL FOR PARTICIPATION link on this website.



The journals will be announcing their annual awards in NEW ORLEANS.  The ABLJ editorial staff selects three articles from the most current volume, two articles designated for excellence in research and one article chosen as the outstanding article of the volume. The JLSE editorial staff selects one or more articles  from the most current volume as the outstanding article for the year. All of these awards carry cash stipends donated through the generosity of Ethel Hoeber in memory of her husband Ralph C. Hoeber.


An annual award of $250 and a plaque commemorating the receipt of the Genave King Rogers and University of Tulsa Excellence in Undergraduate Research will be presented to the student selected at the annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in NEW ORLEANS. The undergraduate student paper award is currently sponsored through the generosity of the Irwin-McGraw-Hill Publishing Company who also sponsors the popular Charles Hewitt Master Teacher Symposium.  The Genave King Rogers award will honor the specific student award winner while Irwin-McGraw-Hill underwrites and honors all the students participating in the competition.


Call for Submissions. The Ralph J. Bunche Award was established to recognize unpublished original legal research in the area of international business law. The award will be presented at the ALSB annual conference in New Orleans this August.  The award is based on excellence in legal scholarship, quality of writing and research, and readiness for publication. Cengage Learning/South-Western Publishing will generously contribute a $250 prize to accompany the award. To be considered, papers must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere by the time of the conference. Authors may, however, simultaneously submit the paper for other ABLJ awards. Submissions must be made by e-mail attachment. The cover page indicating the author’s name, position, school affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address should be attached separately to insure blind review. Please send submissions to Dawn Swink by July 1, 2011 at


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