Elizabeth Cameron

Dr. Cameron is a licensed attorney and business consultant who continues to consult with clients in order to bring real life examples into her law and management classes. Professor Cameron is dedicated to teaching and working with students to achieve their goals. She has taught overseas classes in Belgium and Australia.  In addition to teaching and research Dr. Cameron serves as a pre-law advisor.

Professor Cameron is passionate about teaching and incorporates service learning into her courses. She is the recipient of the Andison Excellence in Teaching Award, MALSB Master Teacher Award, Outstanding Faculty Award for the Social Sciences, Phi Sigma Sigma Faculty of the Semester, and the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Community Service-Learning Award.

Dr. Cameron’s research focuses on cybersecurity & privacy law, health care law and policy, consumer law, education law, and real property law issues.  She is an experienced transactional attorney (drafting and reviewing contracts) with a strong understanding of construction law.  She has received several awards for her research including: MBAA International McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, Best Paper in the Proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business and Best Paper Published in Any Source in the Real Estate Law Journal.

Professor Cameron is an active advisor who has received recognition for being an Outstanding Faculty member and Most Involved Faculty member by the KCP Opportunities and Connections Mentor Program. She is the advisor of the Alma College Justice and Advocacy (ACJAG) group which supports students of all majors interested in law and advocacy.  She can be frequently found chatting with groups of students in her office and roving the library answering student questions.


Professor of Business Administration


Business Law & Management; Business Administration

Educational Background

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School / Certificate of Merit: Lawyering Before Trial

M.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University

Certificate in International Business, Saginaw Valley State University

B.B.A., Saginaw Valley State University



I'm an expert in

Transactional Law, Construction Law, Accommodating Students with Disabilities, Timeshare and Vacation Property Ownership Issues, and Customer Service Management concerns

Signature course(s):

Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, Management, Business Communications, Transnational Management

Recent publications:

Restraints:  Patient Safety and Regulatory Compliance,” Elizabeth Cameron and Tom Ealey, Compliance Today, Health Care Compliance Association, December 2015.

Complete textbook of Legal Case Briefs for Instructor’s Manual (22 chapters), The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business,17th Edition, by Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, University of Georgia; Daniel R. Cahoy, Pennsylvania State University; Julie Manning Magid, Indiana University; O. Lee Reed, University of Georgia; and Peter J. Shedd, University of Georgia, McGraw-Hill Publishing, November 13, 2015.

“Educators Beware:  The Legal and Professional Dangers of Engaging with Social Media,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Professor Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Autumn Ouellette, Clio High School Teacher, MBAA International Conference, 2014 Proceedings for the MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2014

“Social Media Privacy:  What’s in a Password?–Rights and Protection,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Professor Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Kelsey Blades and Mason Molesky, 2013 ALSB Proceedings, Boston, MA, August 2013.

“Allergy Issues and Concerns in the Classroom: Keeping Students Safe,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron and Dr. Peggy Thelen, Journal for the National Association of Young Children, Vol. 67, No. 4, September 2012.

“Accommodating Students with Learning Disabilities in Higher Education–Qualifications and Extent of Academic Accommodation,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Mason Molesky, MALSB Proceedings, MBAA International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 29, 2012.

Recent presentations:

“Transactional Law:  Understanding Quasi Contracts. Promissory Estoppel, the Mailbox Rule and the Complexity of Contract Law,” Elizabeth A. Cameron, Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Business, GBL 295, Business Law, Public Policy, and Ethics, Lansing, Michigan, October 1, 2015.   

 “Medical Restraints:  Patient Safety & Regulatory Compliance,” MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 2015.

“A Cry for Help: The Health & Social Benefits of Paid Leave Under the FMLA,” MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 2015.

“Exploring Business Concepts through Service Learning,” Panel Discussion: Service Learning Across the Liberal Arts,” Michigan Academy, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, March 13, 2015.

“Navigating Food Allergies of Young Children:  Keeping Children Healthy, Happy, & Safe,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron & Professor Jenise Cardinal-Donnelly, Great Start Early Childhood Conference, Planting the Seeds for the Future, Greenville, Michigan, September 20, 2014.

“Educators Beware:  The Legal and Professional Dangers of Engaging with Social Media, ” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron, Professor Dawn Swink, University of St. Thomas, Autumn Ouellette, Clio High School Teacher, MBAA International Conference, MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2014.

“Deceased by Law: Res Ipsa Loquitor–The Grave is Empty and I’m Not Dead!” MBAA International Conference, MALSB, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2014.

“Children with Food Allergies–Best Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary Teachers,” Dr. Elizabeth A. Cameron and Dr. Peggy Thelen, Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS), Detroit Country Day School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, October 7, 2013.

Other recent accomplishments:

Elected as Vice Chair of the MICPA Educators Taskforce

Elected as Chair of the Law for Accountants section of the ALSB

Appointed to the Juvenile Justice Grant Implementation Team for the Mid-Michigan Partnership for Communities and Families.

I've led

I have taken students to the Michigan Supreme Court, and circuit, district, and probate courts to experience real life cases in action. Alma College law students also visited the local jail and the St. Louis Correctional facility.