Tuesday, August 20, 2013

AALS Labor & Employment Law Call for Papers

AALSPeggie Smith (Wash. U. & chair of AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law) writes to let us know about that section's call for papers for this year's AALS Annual Meeting in New York.  The meeting is from January 2-5, 2014, and the title of the panel if "Making Visible the Invisible."  The announcement:

The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the AALS Annual Meeting in New York, NY.   The section program is entitled: Making Visible the Invisible.  The papers will be published in theEmployee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

The section program will focus on legal conceptualizations of work as they relate to various forms of invisible work performed both by individuals who labor without pay as well as those who, while paid, perform activities that are heavily marginalized as labor.   Panelists will consider how the law defines work, how those definitions influence our explicit and implicit understandings of work, the policy implications of those definitions and how the law can craft more inclusive definitions. Topics from leading scholars already committed to present include interns, care work, gold farming, and sex work.  We are seeking one additional speaker who will present on a relevant topic.  

The Labor Relations and Employment Law Section program takes place on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 10:30 to 12:15.

 Please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a resume to Section Chair Peggie Smith at prsmith@wulaw.wustl.edu by September 10, 2013.  Authors of selected abstracts will be notified before October 1, 2013.

 -JH

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