Assistant Professor of Business Law Wade M. Chumney recently received the 2008 “Distinguished Paper Award” from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). The paper, “Patents Gone Wild: An Empirical Examination and Policy Analysis of Tax-Related and Tax Strategy Patents,” was co-authored with David Baumer, who heads the Department of Business Management at North Carolina State University, and Roby Sawyers, professor of accounting at North Carolina State University. The Academy of Legal Studies is an international association of nearly 1,000 teachers and scholars from fields outside professional law schools, primarily in schools of business.
Chumney’s paper was also selected for the “Holmes-Cardozo Best Paper Award” by the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ), the academy’s premier journal. The Award was established to recognize significant original legal research within the profession. The primary criterion considered by ABLJ is “excellence in legal scholarship.” The Holmes-Cardozo is the highest award that a business law professor can receive for his/her research in a given year.