The Canadian Academy of Legal Studies in Business (CALSB) is a not-for-profit organization established for academic and educational purposes and to promote research in the public interest. CALSB is a Canadian chapter of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business https://www.alsb.org/
The CALSB's mission is to promote and encourage scholarship and superior teaching of business law in Canadian universities and colleges, to foster a better understanding between university and college administrators and those engaged in teaching and research in the field of business law, to develop and maintain a friendly and cooperative relationship among teachers and scholars in the area of business law and to encourage and promote high ethical standards in the conduct of business.
The CALSB was the creation of several of Canada's business law academics, including Frances Chapman (Lakehead), Darren Charters (U Waterloo), Sally Gunz (U Waterloo), Avner Levin (then Ryerson, now Toronto Metropolitan), Shelley McGill (Wilfrid Laurier), Shannon O'Byrne (U Alberta).
Past presidents of the CALSB include Lorie Adams (McEwan), Sally Gunz, Shelley McGill, Gil Lan (then Ryerson, now Toronto Metropolitan), Avner Levin (then Ryerson, now Toronto Metropolitan), Jim Silovs (Mount Royal), Graham Steele (Dalhousie). Conferences have been held in Calgary, Halifax, Vancouver, and Toronto. In 2014, the inaugural meeting of the CALSB took place in Toronto.
The CALSB conference attracts Canadian and American teachers and scholars in business law, legal environment, and law-related courses outside professional law schools. It provides a more casual and intimate forum to discuss current research and pedagogy.
CALSB welcomes members affiliated with universities and colleges inside and outside Canada, whether full-time or part-time.