Thursday, March 5, 2009

Widiss to Indiana-Bloomington

Widiss Deborah Widiss, currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Brooklyn, is headed to Indiana-Bloomington for a tenure-track position this fall. 

Deborah's research interests include employment law, the legislative process, and the significance of gender and gender stereotypes in the development of law and government policy. Her recent publications include Domestic Violence and the Workplace: The Explosion of State Legislation and the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy in the Florida State University Law Review (2008) and a co-written article, Exposing Sex Stereotypes in Recent Same-Sex Marriage Jurisprudence, which appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2007) and which received a Dukeminier Award from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School (awarded annually to the best law review articles addressing sexual orientation or gender identity). Her most recent article is Shadow Precedents and the Separation of Powers: Statutory Interpretation of Congressional Overrides, which received lots of attention at AALS this spring. 

Before beginning to teach, Professor Widiss was a senior staff attorney for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), and a staff attorney at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and the Lawyers Alliance for New York.  After law school, she clerked for Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Congrats to Indiana for its fine catch!


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