Wednesday-through-Saturday, August 7-10, I'll be attending the annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. I used to go to the ALSB every year, but since I've been devoting so much of my attention to the writing (and going to so many fiction-related cons instead) I've fallen off recently. But this year, it's at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, so I get to go to the whole thing without plane fare.
I'm scheduled for two presentations this time 'round:
Friday, August 9, 10:40 a.m. – noon
Session I4: Pedagogy
Moderator: Stuart Pardau, California State University, Northridge
- Adding Risk analysis to Legal Courses: More than Liability, It’s a Separate Dimension by Susan Willey and Harold Weston, Georgia State University
- Collaborative Critical Thinking Exercises for Business Law Students by Lynn Forsythe, Ida Jones and Deborah Kemp, California State University, Fresno
- Exceptionalism by Kenneth Schneyer, Johnson & Wales University
Professor Schneyer is a published author of science fiction and fantasy, including several stories that involve law, lawyers, or the political process. He will read a 1,600 – word science fiction story in the form of a judicial opinion, inspired by a particular line of philosophical inquiry. Audience members may wish to consider the usefulness of science fiction as a pedagogical tool.
- Instructional Rubrics: A Tool for Improving Student Writing by Susan Willey and Nancy Mansfield , Georgia State University
Saturday, August 10, 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Session L6: Employment/Labor Law
Moderator: Kenneth Schneyer, Johnson & Wales University
- Do Unions Have a Right to Private Sector, Nonmember Home Contact Information for Individuals Who Are Protected by a Clear Right to Privacy? by Kevin Farmer, California Polytechnic, Pomona
- Licensed Practical Nurses: Protected “Employees” or Statutory “Supervisors” Under the NLRA? The Impact of the Eleventh Circuit’s Lakeland Health Care Decision by David Twomey, Boston College
- Reforming Public Pensions by Leigh Anenson, University of Maryland and Monash University and Alex Slabaugh and Karen Eilers-Lahey, University of Akron
- The Legislative Response to Employers’ Requests for Password Disclosure by Jody Blanke, Mercer University