Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Connecticut Law Review and Connecticut Journal of International Law are co-sponsoring next week a symposium on Wal-Mart. Much of the symposium will focus on labor and employment issues. Here's the promo:
Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer and the largest private employer in the United States. Due to its size and dominance, the company touches nearly every aspect of our economic and legal systems. Every day new reports surface that describe the far-reaching effects of Wal-Mart's influence, in areas as diverse as banking, ERISA, civil rights, and fashion. The symposium will focus on the effects of Wal-Mart's business practices on law, the national and global economy, business culture, and society more broadly. The symposium will bring together a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and other experts to explore and debate the virtues and vices of Wal-Mart and to discuss how law should respond to its phenomenal growth and influence. Topics to be addressed include: the Dukes class action lawsuit, Wal-Mart's global reach, organized labor, immigration, banking and anti-trust. The symposium, to be published in Connecticut Law Review, will be the first of its kind summarized in a law review publication.
The fantastic cast of speakers is too long to reprint here, but check it out at Wal-Mart Matters.