Christina Benson presents at Academy of Legal Studies in Business conference
Christina Benson, assistant professor of business law and ethics, was one of four legal scholars selected to present her work at the annual “Invited Scholars Colloquium” held during the 2011 Academy of Legal Studies in Business conference in New Orleans this month.
The Invited Scholars Colloquium is a selective process through which members of the editorial board of the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) review national conference submissions and invite only four participants to present their scholarly papers for an extended discussion and analysis before a distinguished panel of discussants at the annual ALSB conference. This year, the panel included prominent business law scholars from Pennsylvania State University, the University of Michigan, University of Georgia, University of Miami and Indiana University.
Benson’s paper, “Iraq at the Crossroads: Leveraging WTO Accession to Improve Governance and Increase Trade and Investment,” compares the challenges currently facing Iraq to those of other post-conflict and transitional economies in their accession to the World Trade Organization, and provides recommendations regarding how Iraq can strategically leverage the WTO accession process as a framework for rebuilding institutions and attracting trade and investment.
Benson also served as a panelist for a conference session entitled: “Business Education Under Attack: Can the Criticisms in Academically Adrift and Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education Be Addressed by Strong Business Law and Ethics Program.” The panel discussion examined critiques of business education featured in two recent books, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses and Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education.
About the Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Founded in 1924, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business is an association of teachers and scholars in the fields of business law, legal environment and law-related courses outside of professional law schools.
About the American Business Law Journal
The American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) is a quarterly law review published by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The journal is highly selective and is double-blind, peer reviewed. Over 900 libraries subscribe to the print edition of the ABLJ, as well as the 1,000+ ALSB members. Additionally, the journal is available via Westlaw, Lexis and other research databases. The ABLJ has been recognized as a top-ranked business journal in publications of international business accrediting bodies, such as AACSB International, and is ranked as an “A” quality law journal by private and governmental research organizations, such as the Australian Research Council.