At the nexus
The American Business Law Journal, a publication of the American Business Law Association, is “one of the few double-blind peer review journals,” says Associate Professor of Business Law Stephanie Greene, who, as one of the publication’s five managing editors, assigns reviewers to read and critique submissions. “Our mission is to publish articles that are interesting and relevant to today’s business environment,” says Greene. All topics are fair game: corporate governance, non-compete agreements, intellectual property law, and fiduciary relations. We have a scholarly orientation at the nexus of business and law.”
Greene’s career reflects her interests in business and law, and in the worlds of scholars and practitioners. After practicing real estate law at Boston’s Hale and Dorr, she in 1994 returned to Boston College, from which she had earned her law degree and served as executive editor of the Boston College Law Review. Her research interests include employment law and intellectual property, and her articles have appeared in the American Business Law Journal, the Columbia Business Law Review, the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and the Journal of Corporation Law. She is coauthor of A Critical Analysis of the CISG [the U.N’s convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods], published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
Greene devotes a few hours each day to her editorial responsibilities, and “a lot of time on weekends during the late summer and early spring, when most articles are submitted.” Submissions are up, she reports, and the publication’s acceptance rate is only 5%. “The American Business Law Journal has an important place in our profession and you learn a tremendous amount,” she says. “When you’re part of the research community that this journal creates, you can find interesting people to work with on your own research—with whom you can create something new and different.”