Monday, December 31, 2007
Please join me in congratulating our own Paul Secunda, who has just accepted a teaching offer from Marquette University Law School. Paul will be starting there in fall 2008. Paul is a prodigious scholar, a fantastic colleague, and, of course, a master blogger. Catch him at the Marquette Martini Party at AALS and wish him well.
Paul currently is the Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He joined Ole Miss in 2002. He teaches employment law, employment discrimination law, employee benefits, labor law, civil procedure, school law, higher education law, and special education law.
Paul's recent articles appear in the UCLA Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Colorado Law Review, U.C. Davis Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, Villanova Law Review, Kentucky Law Review, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, and the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal. He is also the author, along with yours truly and Jeff Hirsch, of Understanding Employment Law, and, along with Sam Estreicher, of the forthcoming case book, Global Issues in Employee Benefits Law.
His legal scholarship primarily focuses on the civil liberties and civil rights of employees, with a focus on public employee speech, privacy, and associational issues. He has also written on innovative remedial approaches to group employment discrimination claims and the dynamics of administrative agency adjudication in the labor law context. His current project concerns the lack of employee benefit protection for employee participants under ERISA’s remedial and preemption scheme.
Paul is the current national Chair of the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law. He co-edits, again with yours truly and Jeffrey Hirsch, the Workplace Prof Blog. He moderates the empdiscr listserv, the AALS-sponsored email discussion group of employment discrimination law professors in the United States. Professor Secunda is also a Research Fellow at the NYU School of Law's Center for Labor and Employment Law.
Professor Secunda serves as a special education mediator for the State of Mississippi's Office of Special Education and as a public arbitrator for FINRA. He is also a frequent commentator on labor and employment law issues in the national media and has written columns for the National Law Journal and Legal Times.