Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Call for Participation
Symposium: Title VII at 50
Dates | Locations
Friday, April 4, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Invitation to Participate
Sunday, September 1, 2013
It's that time of year again . . . . Brad Arehart and Jason Bent, Secretaries for the AALS Sections on Labor Relations & Employment Law and Employment Discrimination, respectively write to seek info on career moves, awards, conferences, and other reports of interest. They're also looking for any publications out or forthcoming in 2013 and anyone who would be willing to write a short case brief for the annual section newsletters. From Brad & Jason:
It is time once again for the preparation of a joint annual newsletter for the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, and we need your help as readers and section members. Please forward this message to any and all people you know who teach or write in the Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, and Employment Law fields.
First, if you have news of any faculty visits, lateral moves, entry-level hires, or promotions and tenure that are not listed in this Workplace Prof Blog post:http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2013/04/workplace-prof-moves-2013-2014-edition.html, please e-mail that news to Jason Bent at email@example.com.
Second, please also e-mail Jason Bent with any information about conference announcements and calls for papers, employment or fellowship opportunities, honors and awards, and reports on recent conferences or other events of interest to the two Sections’ members.
Third, we want to include a list of relevant employment or labor law-related publications published in 2013. Please hold your forthcoming 2014 publications for next year’s newsletter. These publications can be books, articles, and chapters. Please also send a list of your 2013 publications to Jason Bent.
Fourth and finally, we want to solicit anyone who would be interested in writing a brief description of a recent important labor and employment case or any significant new labor or employment legislation. Your subject could be a recent Supreme Court decision (including either University of Texas Southwestern Med. Ctr. v. Nassar or Vance v. Ball State Univ.), a significant circuit court decision or emerging circuit split, a state supreme court decision, or an innovative and potentially influential new federal, state, or local law. The description should be fairly short (under 2 pages). If you're looking for an easy way to get your name out there or want a quick outlet for your ruminations about a case or new law, this could be a good opportunity. Just let us know what you are interested in writing about. Please send your submissions to Brad Areheart firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all submissions by November 1, 2012.
Thank you very much for your help!
Jason Bent and Brad Areheart
Secretaries for the AALS Sections on Labor Relations & Employment Law and Employment Discrimination
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law will take place in Las Vegas September 27-28, hosted by the Boyd School of Law at UNLV. The organizers are very excited about the entire program, but would like to note a few highlights:
Friday, Sept. 27, 12:30-2:30 PM: Plenary Luncheon Panel, “Title VII at its 50th Anniversary and its Importance to Labor and Work Law”, featuring three leading scholars on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its intersections with multiple disciplines: Professor Paul Frymer, Princeton University; Professor Vicki Schultz, Yale Law School; Professor Tanya Hernandez, Fordham Law School; moderated by Professor Ann McGinley, UNLV Boyd School of Law.
Friday, September 27, 7 pm: Dinner Program at Culinary Workers Union (CWU) Hall, Las Vegas, “Labor’s History and Future in Nevada: From the Mines to the Casinos,” featuring historian Professor Michael Green, College of Southern Nevada; Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline, CWU Local 226 and members of Local 226; moderated by Professor Ruben Garcia, UNLV Boyd School of Law.
Saturday, September 27, 12:30-2:00 pm Closing Luncheon and Presentation of the Paul Steven Miller Scholarship Award to Professor Marley S. Weiss, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland.
The complete program and all details are here.
Needless to say, I am super stoked to be taking part in this year's festivities. If you look at the faculty presentations, you will see that the topics represent nearly every possible issue that concerns the law of the workplace. This Colloquium is definitely one of the labor and employment law professor events of the year! Congratualtions to Ann and Ruben for putting together an exceptional program.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Peggie 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 email@example.com by September 10, 2013. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified before October 1, 2013.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I am happy to issue this invitation and call for papers for the Third Annual ERISA, Employee Benefits, and Social Insurance National Conference: Benefits Law at the Crossroads: Whither U.S. Employee Benefits and Social Insurance Law, a conference to be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee.
The conference is intended to provide an invited group of leading scholars and policy makers the opportunity to discuss current research and topics of interest involving employee benefit plans and social insurance. You are welcome to participate either by presenting work in progress, moderating a panel, or simply by attending and participating in the discussion. The following are tentative topics to be discussed by separate panels:
Public Pensions, Bankruptcy and Federalism
Emerging Issues Surrounding Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Theoretical Challenges to Current Retirement and Benefits Law Systems
Emerging ERISA Issues
Space on the program will also be provided for other benefits law-related topics that do not fit readily within any of the above descriptions.
If you are interested in attending the conference, I would greatly appreciate your indicating, as early as you can, the likelihood of your attendance. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. While of course your plans may change, this preliminary information, however tentative, will help us in planning and making the conference arrangements.
To propose inclusion of your work on the conference program, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words and an/or outline of up to 3 pages to me via email and indicate which panel(s) your proposal fits within. As indicated in the attached call for papers, the deadline for submitting an abstract is September 20, 2013. Those participants whose papers are accepted will be asked to commit to finishing their manuscripts by March 1, 2014, in time to permit distribution to and review by other participants by the March 28th conference.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Call for Papers Announcement
AALS Section on Women in Legal Education
"New Voices in Gender Studies"
AALS Annual Meeting
January 2-5, 2014
New York, New York
The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education will hold a program, New Voices in Gender Studies, during the AALS 2014 Annual Meeting in New York City, whereby selected panelists Submissions should be of scholarship relating to: (1) women in legal education; (2) any aspect of women’s or men’s relationship to the law; or (3) gender, sexuality and the law. There is a maximum 30,000 word limit (inclusive of footnotes) for the submission. Since this is a paper presentation opportunity, and not one for publication, submitted papers can be committed for publication prior to their submission, but cannot be actually in print prior to their submission. Each professor may submit only one paper for consideration.
Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools, who have been teaching seven (7) or fewer years as of August 1, 2013, are eligible to submit papers. Foreign, visiting (and not full-time on a different faculty) and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible. Faculty members who have presented their papers during previous New Voices in Gender Studies programs are also ineligible.
Papers will be reviewed anonymously. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter with the author’s name and contact information. The manuscript itself, including title page and footnotes, must not contain any references that identify the author or the author’s school. The submitting author is responsible for taking any steps necessary to redact self-identifying text or footnotes.
To be considered, papers must be submitted electronically to Professor Wendy Greene, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, at email@example.com. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 30, 2013. Authors of selected papers will be notified by September 28, 2013. Call for Paper participants will also be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.
Papers will be selected after review by a sub-committee composed of Section on Women in Legal Education members. This is a wonderful showcase for junior scholars’ work on gender and women’s issues; therefore, if you have been teaching for seven (7) or fewer years, please consider submitting a paper.
Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to: Professor Wendy Greene, Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, 205. 726. 2419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (BJELL) and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute) will be holding a symposium on February 27, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to examine forced arbitration of employment disputes and to explore the impact of this phenomenon on workplace rights. The goal of this symposium is to bring together academics, practitioners, and others in the legal community to engage in a thoughtful dialogue and help raise awareness about forced arbitration of workplace disputes. The symposium is entitled Forced Arbitration in the Workplace: A Symposium. Article drafts are due October 31, 2013; final articles are due January 3, 2014. Here's the call for papers. This looks fantastic!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
From Ruben Garcia (UNLV) and Ann McGinley (UNLV), co-organizers of the Eight Annual Colloquium:
The Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law will take place at the Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, on Sept. 27-28. Monday July 15 is the deadline to submit an abstract for presentation!
Once you register here, the system will send you a confirmation e-mail with a username and password to upload your abstract here.
We are excited to welcome you to Las Vegas, a city that is a true laboratory for the 21st Century workplace. On Friday September 27 will be a special lunch panel on the 40th Anniversary of Title VII and a special dinner event that evening at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Hall. The Colloquium continues Saturday September 28 with the lunchtime presentation of the Paul Steven Miller Scholarship Award. The Colloquium will end by mid-afternoon on Saturday.
Title VII Symposium
A special part of the colloquium this year is an embedded symposium on Title VII at 50 Years. We are having a special lunch panel that will discuss Title VII issues on Friday, September 27. There will also be other panels on Title VII which will be part of the symposium. If you are writing on a Title VII issue, we would love to have you submit a paper for the symposium. The symposium will be published by the Nevada Law Journal in the Spring of 2014. Colloquium attendees have publication priority in the Title VII symposium issue. If you are interested in getting the priority treatment, submit your paper for the Title VII symposium by August 15. Submit the paper by visiting here.
If your paper is not ready by August 15, we may still be able to accommodate you. Please send an e-mail to Ann McGinley at email@example.com to let me know the title, your intention to submit your paper for the Title VII symposium, and the date when your paper will be ready for submission. Papers should run about 20-30 law review pages in length.
If you have not already booked your hotel, we encourage all attendees to consider staying at the Elara Hotel, 80 E. Harmon Avenue, a unionized Hilton Grand Vacations Property in the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip. This is the only location on the Strip where shuttle buses to campus and the Culinary Union will pick up and drop off. While negotiations with the Culinary Union are continuing with many of the other properties on the Strip, the Elara’s contract with the Union expires October 1, so we anticipate no labor problems with the Elara during the colloquium. Other properties are classified by the Culinary as “at risk venues,” because the contract extensions that the Union has negotiated with other Strip properties can be terminated by either party with 14 days notice. Please see vegastravelalerts.org/venues for more details.
Rooms in our block at the Elara can be reserved at conference rates by calling 1-877-651-4482, asking for the "William S. Boyd School of Law" rate. A one night deposit is required.
Monday, June 17, 2013
AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law – Call for Papers for Panel on “Title VII at 50: Looking Forward, Looking Back"
Here is the annoucement:
The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination invites submissions for participation in a panel at the annual conference (Jan. 2-5, 2014) focused on Title VII’s fiftieth anniversary. The panel will bring together key leaders who helped shape Title VII’s early implementation, a current EEOC commissioner, and scholars to use this milestone year as an opportunity for looking both forward and backward at Title VII’s impact and its potential. Confirmed panelists include Alfred Blumrosen, Chai Feldblum, Trina Jones, and Bill Robinson. One additional panelist will be selected from the call-for-papers; junior scholars are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. Presenters may opt to publish their papers in the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal.
The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2013. More details are available here. For more information, contact Deborah Widiss, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Lots of news and cases these days around the world about the plight of unpaid interns. Our friends at ADAPT send us word that they will be holding a forum on the issues surrounding this important labor and employment law topic. The name of the forum is: Internships and Traineeships: Occupational Transition or Exploitation? Here is a description:
We are pleased to inform you that the Association for International and Comparative Labour Studies (ADAPT) has launched a new discussion forum on the contentious issues of internships and traineeships. In our opinion, debating this matter from an international and comparative perspective is the best way to reflect upon the central questions related to labour market regulation: What is the meaning and value of labour and which is its proper legal definition? In reference to internships and training, are we talking about work or a simple learning experience? Which is the legal definition and, consequently, the most effective way to regulate internship? According to the different definitions and purposes, shoul d internships be paid or unpaid? How to evaluate and certificate the competence gained after a period of an internship? Who monitors and controls the regularity and the quality of internships? Should internships be limited to school alternation or school-to-work transition only? Is it possible to utilize people’s work without a formal contract?
We do not have pre-determined answers to all these questions, yet we strongly believe that today’s improper use of internships will have serious consequences not only on young people but also on the future of our economies and on the development of a sound society. This is why we want to open this forum and ask your contribution and suggestions, in order to provide the right answers to such a complex issue. We are aware that an international and multi-disciplinary approach could help us to devise a theoretical framework and some practical solutions in order to avoid that such an important lever in terms of school-to-work transition degenerates into forms of exploitation of young people.
This is an open access 2.0 forum. A simple registration is required.
The solutions provided in this forum will be discussed during the upcoming international conference, Internship and Traineeship for Students and Young People, Training, School-to-Work Transition or Exploitation?, organised by our International PhD School on Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations on October 25-26, 2013 in Bergamo.
You are welcome to join us in this forum and attend the conference, also by submitting a contribution in response to our call for papers.
For further information, make contact with our staff at email@example.com
Monday, June 10, 2013
Submissions are due on Monday, June 17, 2013 for the Eighth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum to be held October 11-12th. We welcome proposals from relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) across the spectrum of Employment and Labor Law. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length and can be submitted to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 7, 2013
- Among the reasons for my needing to do a quick roundup is preparations for two summer conferences:
1. The inagural Labour Law Research Network (LLRN) conference in Barcelona next week. The program looks great, present company notwithstanding.
2. The annual Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference, Aug. 4-10 in West Palm Beach (and to all those who are thinking boondoggle--yes, it's in a nice place, but we take over an entire Southern Florida hotel in August and, as a result, get incredibly cheap rates). As has been the case for the last several years--primarily due to the work of Michael Green and Paul Secunda--there are numerous labor and employment panels (by my count, six panels with a primary L&E focus, plus many more related). One new feature this year at SEALS is a "New Voices" series that involves a call for papers from scholars with five years or less experience to discuss works-in-progress with more senior faculty--we have a L&E New Voices panel with several great-looking papers.
- The May unemployment numbers are in: 175,000 new jobs, with an 7.6% unemployment rate (up from 7.5% the month before). The numbers look OK--a bit better than projected--and there seems to be a slight decrease in discouraged workers.
- In a case in which Connecticut state employees challenged their dismissal, the Second Cir. granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs, holding that the layoffs targeted union members. According to the court, this violated their First Amendment right to association and, in doing so, applied strict scrutiny. Given that the standard for these cases has been a mess of late, expect a cert. petition and a decent likelihood of it being granted.
- An employer recently settled charges that it fired two workers, and sued one of them, for filing charges with the NLRB. In addition to paying $315,000, the employer agreed to drop the suit, rescind a wage-gag rule, and stop paying an attorney to represent employees in a coercive manner (the attorney claimed to represent the employees--allegedly via coercion--and required all contact with employees to go to him first. Even by labor law standards, that's some pretty agressive action.
- An update on the cert. petition and amicus briefs for Noel Canning. The conference is set for June 20. My favorite quote from the Washington Post article:
“This stuff is catnip for law nerds,” Washington lawyer John P. Elwood wrote in a post on the legal blog the Volokh Conspiracy — which, it should be said, is itself catnip for law nerds.
- Speaking of the dysfunctional state of NLRB appointments, former member Peter Hurtgen suggests a temporary compromise of having only two Democratic and two Republic members. I admire Hurtgen, but I'm not sure that having the White House give up its normal prerogative to have a majority on the NLRB solves anything--seems like it simply gives the minority party more incentive to block nominations.
- Also, in NLRB news--the Board refused to adopt the General Counsel's suggestion to change the Spielberg/Olin arbitration deferral standards. The GC wanted more limited deferral, to occur only when it is shown that the arbitrator adequately considered the statutory rights at issue. Not entirely clear why the NLRB didn't agree, but it shows that descriptions of the NLRB as being a hack for union interests isn't accurate.
- The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision in a sexual harassment case in which the alleged harasser commited suicide after the accusation was made. The court affirmed summary judgment for the employer in yet another case that shows, in spite of popular opinion, how difficult it is to win sexual harassment claims.
Hat Tip: Jonathan Harkavy, Patrick Kavanagh, and others.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
- LEL issues raised by facebook and other social media sites. EVERY country in the world is dealing with the issue of how to deal with an employee who is fired for criticizing her boss/company. My favorite: the employee who "liked" a facebook friend's comment that the employee's boss "is as worthless as a chocolate teapot."
- Outsourcing (e.g., to temporary staffing agencies) as a means of avoiding benefits and unfair dismissal protections required for "employees".
- The disembowelment of trade unionism.
- The difficulty of collective bargaining when the workers are in one country (with one set of laws and expectations) and ownership/management is in a different country.
- The efficacy of labor tribunals / labor courts for resolving labor disputes.
- Negotiating in the shadow of "law" that is unenforced or a "judiciary" that is corrupt and easily bribed.
- Sex discrimination laws, even if effective at addressing discrimination in urban employment settings, do little or nothing to address socially entrenched gender attitudes and employment practices in rural areas.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm writing to you to share the call for papers for a International Comparative Sciences Symposium in Sofia which is to be held in October this year. There are two sessions there which might be of interest to our colleagues:
- comparative law session;
- comparative labour studies session.
If you consider this event to be of possible interest to your colleagues working in the field of labour law (and possibly to your non-legal and/or non-labour-law colleagues as well), please feel free to share it with them. Please find below the third call for abstracts for this Symposium as forwarded to me by my Slovenian colleague and the link to the Symposium website.
The Symposium is a new initiative of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society and our colleagues from the Society kindly asked me and other comparativists to share the information on this Symposium as widely as possible. We all know how difficult it may be sometimes to convene an international event for the first time at a national level. Therefore I believe it'd be a good idea to support this undertaking at least by spreading the information about it.
Here is the call for paper and conference website and registration information:
This is our Third Call for abstracts, full papers and roundtables to be submitted to the International Symposium on Comparative Sciences that will be organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society and held in Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 - 11 October 2013. Please be informed that the abstract submission deadline is extended by 31 May.
This will be a forum where different comparative sciences can meet and discuss problems of common interest. Scholars from the following sciences are invited: Comparative Education, Comparative Psychology, Comparative Sociology, Comparative Religion, Comparative Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Comparative Civilization Studies, Comparative Mythology, Comparative Anthropology, Comparative Law, Comparative History, Comparative Labour Studies.
Hope you will find this Symposium productive and interesting. For more information please visit the Symposium website.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The good folks at Seton Hall have just put out a call for proposals for the Eighth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum. This is a great event--basically the labor & employment version of the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum--so all of you junior scholars should definitely considering submitting. The info:
Call for Proposals:
Eighth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars' Forum
Seton Hall Law School, October 11-12, 2013
Building on the successes of the last seven years, the Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum will continue to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the legal academy while offering more senior scholars an opportunity to understand and appreciate new scholarly currents.
For the Scholars’ Forum, four relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) will be selected to present papers from among the proposals submitted. Selections will reflect a wide spectrum of sub-disciplines within the field of Employment and Labor Law.
The event will be held at Seton Hall Law School, October 11-12, 2013. As is our tradition, leading senior scholars from the legal academy will provide commentary on each of the featured papers in an intimate and collegial atmosphere. Seton Hall will pay transportation and accommodation expenses, and will host a dinner on Friday evening.
Junior scholars are invited to submit paper proposals, 3-5 pages in length, by Monday, June 17, 2013.
Proposals should be submitted to:
Professor Charles Sullivan, Seton Hall Law School, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102 or email@example.com.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Papers will be selected to ensure a range of topics. Selected presenters must have a distribution draft available for circulation to other forum participants by September 23, 2013.
Friday, May 17, 2013
for the 2014 AALS Annual Meeting to be held in New York, New York, January 2-5, 2014.
Title of Program: The persistent societal habits of bullying, harassing, and excluding: Exploring the current legal and public policy issues at the forefront of efforts to combat such discrimination of people with disabilities, as well as other marginalized populations in our society, as well as efforts to provide better enforcement of legally protected rights in this context.
More information can be obtained from Richard Peterson, AALS Disability Law Section Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is Friday, June 7, 2013. The officers of the Section on Disability Law will select three abstracts for presentations. Authors will be notified no later than June 28, 2013. Please include “Response to AALS Disability Law Section Call for Papers/Presentations 2014” in the subject line of your email submission.
Hat tip to Katie Eyer.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
ADAPT International Conference: Internship and Traineeship for Students and Young people. Training, School-to-work Transition or Exploitation?
We are pleased to announce that ADAPT and the International Doctoral School in Human Capital and Labour Relations are organizing the international conference: Internship and Traineeship for Students and Young people. Training, School-to-work Transition or Exploitation?, which is going to take place on 25-26 October 2013 at the University of Bergamo (Italy).
The conference is part of the ADAPT international events on Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and the Challenge of Youth Employment, which resulted in three volumes making up the ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series edited by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and it aims at contributing to the current debate on youth unemployment and school-to-work transition.
Almost five years after the onset of the crisis, youth unemployment witnessed a further worsening. Besides persistent unemployment, the quality of youth employment is also challenged by the increase in non-standard, temporary, part-time and informal work. Tools to fill the youth productivity gap and ease school-to-work transition do exist, but sometimes they are misleadingly used and implemented. This is the case of traineeships, also known as internships or stages, which are conceived and implemented differently cross-nationally.
ADAPT and the International Doctoral School in Human Capital and Labour Relations invite professors, researchers, doctoral students, experts, practitioners and all those interested in the conference topics to submit papers. Deadline for abstract submission is 1st July 2013. We particularly encourage graduate students to submit papers.
The annual Transgender Law Institute will convene on August 22, 2013 at the National LGBT Bar Association’s 25th Anniversary Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. Lavender Law will be held August 22-24, 2013 at the Marriot Marquis in San Francisco, California. The Institute’s theme this year is “25 Years of Transgender Law.”
Institute participants will look back on the trans law movement’s history and examine substantive achievements, with an eye toward cutting-edge issues still to be tackled. Workshops will focus on employment law following Macy v. Holder, the EEOC’s precedent setting decision; immigration; health care; and increasing trans participation in the legal profession.
The keynote speaker for the Transgender Law Institute will be Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for the LGBT community. Mr. Minter, an openly transgender attorney, is known for his tireless work advocating and litigating to advance LGBT rights since the mid-1990s.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
NYU's 68th Annual Conference on Labor will be held on June 6-7. This year's topic is Regulation of Compensation and you can see the schedule and speakers at the above link. Also, the book with the conference papers will be edited by Cesar Rosado (Chicago-Kent). It looks to be a good one.