Monday, September 14, 2015
Danielle Weatherby & Naomi Schoenbaum are collecting information for the AALS labor & employment sections. Their request is below, with a Nov 1 deadline:
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, please e-mail that news to Danielle Weatherby at email@example.com.
Second, please also e-mail Danielle Weatherby 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 2015. Please hold your forthcoming 2016 publications for next year’s newsletter. These publications can be books, articles, and chapters. Please also send a list of your 2015 publications to Danielle Weatherby.
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 Young v. UPS, Inc., EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch, or the granting of cert. in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association), 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, as the newsletter is widely circulated. Just let us know what you are interested in writing about. Please send your submissions to Naomi Schoenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all submissions by November 1, 2015.
Thank you very much for your help!
Danielle Weatherby & Naomi Schoenbaum
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
When our list of faculty moves went up last month, one item left of the list was the retirement of Julius (Jack) Getman from the University of Texas after 28 years on the faculty. The American Statesman did a nice story on Jack's career. Here's a part:
A sort of Johnny Appleseed of labor law, Getman has through the decades sprinkled proteges all over the country. Many of them followed Getman into academia. Many of them chose their professor’s specialty even if they’d planned on practicing another kind of law before they took Getman’s basic labor law class which, 2011 graduate Elliot Becker recalled, “some of us called ‘Story Time with Grandpa Jack.’”
“I don’t know where I’d be without him,” said Becker, who this fall will go to work in the general counsel’s office of the National Labor Relations Board.
“I didn’t go to law school thinking I wanted to do labor and employment,” said James Brudney, who teaches labor at Fordham Law School. “It was the exposure to him and the subject that converted me. He has a remarkable blend of realism, sardonic humor and remarkably perceptive insights analytically about the real world.”
While Getman may be sympathetic to workers and the labor movement, he’s not a dogmatic radical who has never missed a Pete Seeger concert.
“His perceptions of the struggles that ordinary shop floor workers had to go through made him sensitive to both the positive aspects of (union) leadership and the risks that leadership might separate from the rank and file,” Brudney said. “He’s obviously sympathetic to unions, but that has not restrained him from offering substantial and powerful critiques.”
Jack's book Restoring the Power of Unions was also the subject of the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law program at the AALS annual meeting in 2011, which coincided with the UNITE HERE boycott of the conference hotel. The presentations were published in volume 15, issue 2 of the Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal.
h/t Michael Murphy and Harris Freeman
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Gillian Lester, currently Acting Dean at Berkeley, has just been named Dean at Columbia. She'll start January 1, 2015; here's the press release. Congrats, Gillian, and I look forward to seeing you on the dean's circuit!
Monday, April 14, 2014
It's time for this year's edition of Workplace Prof Faculty moves. Please let us know via the comment section what we missed.
Stephanie Bornstein from visiting at Hastings to a tenure-track position teaching employment law and employment discrimination law at the University of Florida.
Veronica Root from visiting at Notre Dame to a tenure-track position there.
Promotions & Tenure
Rebecca Lee awarded tenure at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Nancy Leong tenured at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver
Joe Seiner promoted to Professor at South Carolina Law School
Bill Corbett visiting at the University of Georgia spring semester 2015
Michael Waterstone visiting at Northwestern AY 2014-1015
Marty Malin reappointed to a 5 year term as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.
Stephen Befort will again serve as Associate Dean for Research and Planning at the University of Minnesota Law School
Susan Bisom-Rapp was appointed to the Scientific Committee of the Marco Biagi Foundation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The committee is the academic advisory board of the Foundation.
Michelle Travis named Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at the University of San Francisco
Noah Zatz named Associate Director of UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor & Employment
Ed Render, who will be honored by having his named added to the Warns Institute to acknowledge all he contributed to the school, the community, and the Institute.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Susan Harthill sends word that she left her faculty position at Florida Coastal Law School in Jacksonville this past December in order to start a new job today as Deputy Solicitor of Labor for National Operations in Washington D.C.
Among her other responsbilities, Susan's position oversees the Division of Plan Benefits Security, so I hope to see her in Washington in my role as a member of the ERISA Advisory Council in the coming years.
Good luck, Susan, on your exciting new job!
Monday, December 16, 2013
According to Fedscoop, Seth Harris, Deputy Secretary of Labor for the last four-and-a-half years is stepping down to return to teaching, writing, and practice. Seth had been at NYLS before his appointment, but according to BNA's Daily Labor Report (241 DLR A-5), he will be remaining in the DC area. Thank you for your great work, Seth, I hope the DOL continues to benefit from your voice, and keep us all posted on your plans.
h/t Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson)
Friday, December 13, 2013
AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2013 Newsletter
Thanks to Jason Bent (Stetson) and Brad Areheart (Tennessee) for sending us the combined AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2013 Newsletter.
From the Introduction:
The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law once again worked together to produce this year’s annual AALS Newsletter. This newsletter begins with a list of relevant AALS presentations. It continues with a list of new hires, promotions, moves, administrative appointments, visits, honors and awards, followed by a list of publications from the members of both sections. The newsletter concludes with a roundup of recent Supreme Court decisions in the area of employment law, prepared by members of the section.
Check it out and see what all of your LEL law prof friends have been up to this past year and what great panels are planned for the upcoming AALS January conference. Hope to see many of you in New York at AALS!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Stewart Schwab, Dean of the Cornell Law School and one of the Reporters of the ALI's Restatement of Employment Law, has announced that he is stepping down as dean of the law school in June 2014.
From the Cornell Chronicle:
“I have enjoyed my time as dean,” said Schwab. “Cornell Law has a collegial faculty that sees the best in each other; students who are talented, hardworking and enjoy learning the law; and loyal alumni who lead lives of distinction and are dedicated to improving the school. These factors have let us accomplish many things over the last decade.” . . . .Other Law School milestones under Schwab’s leadership:
- the most successful fundraising year in the history of the Law School, 2012;
- expansion of the school’s business law curriculum with new deals and transactional law classes;
- creation of new clinical studies opportunities in securities law, labor law, LGBT rights and juvenile justice;
- the launch of several new programs, institutes and projects including the Clarke Business Law Institute, the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa and the expansion of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; and
- establishment and expansion of exchange partnerships with some two dozen universities around the world.
After a sabbatical during the 2014-15 academic year, Schwab will return to the faculty. Here's hoping that much more innovative labor and employment law scholarship is the happy result!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Workplace Prof Moves: 2013-2014 Edition and Call for Conference on Academic Future of Labor and Employment Law
Let me start this annual post by remarking on the unbelievable lack of movement, at all levels, in our ranks from this year compared to last year. This might change somewhat once people supply more information through the comments, but the lack of movement in all directions in our collective fields cannot be denied.
Indeed, I think the time has come (again?) to consider where we stand in the larger legal academic community as labor and employment law scholars. My sense (anecdotally mostly) is that there is an underappreciation of both the importance and necessity of having one or more full-time labor and employment law scholars (of all stripes) on a large number of law school faculties. There is particularly a glaring lack of traditional labor law scholars at a large number of law schools (including some of the best) and I fear this dwindling number may be consistent with the preciptious decline in unions and other workers' rights organizations throughout the US (and Canada too).
Let me suggest preliminarily that the time might be ripe to convene a national conference on the academic future of our field. How do we as a labor and employment law community "collectively" persuade our colleagues about the importance of our work to a strong, robust democratic society? I look forward to hearing from others in the comments if this is a concern that they share and feel should also be addressed. Ideas for what such a conference might look like and where it might be held are also very much welcome.
Less importantly, and second, it is hard to believe that the first list that we compiled for this annual post was completed in 2005-2006! This is the eighth time we have compiled this list and my hope is that it continues to connect us all as a virtual and vibrant labor and employment law professor community.
So without further ado, here is the annual report of workplace law professors comings, goings, etc. (as always, if you have additional information, please provide in the comments). This post will be updated as additional information comes in.
Entry Level Hires
- Victoria Schwartz (Bigelow Fellow at University of Chicago) to Pepperdine
- Annie Lai (Yale Cover Fellow) to UC-Irvine
- Claire Mumme to Windsor (Canada)
- Tammy R Pettinato (from VAP at Louisville) to North Dakota
- Michael Oswalt (SEIU) to Northern Illinois
- Leora Eisenstadt (Freedman Fellow at Temple Law) to the Dept. of Legal Studies at Temple's Fox School of Business
Promotions and Tenures
- Marica McCormick (St. Louis) has been promoted to full professor
- Paul M. Secunda (Marquette) has been promoted to full professor
- Matthew W. Green (Cleveland-Marshall) has been granted tenure
- Ariana Levinson (Louisville) has been promoted to associate professor
- Kerri Stone (Florida International) has been granted tenure
- Craig Senn (Loyola-New Orleans) has been granted tenure
- Jessica Fink (California Western) has been granted tenure
Administrative Appointments and Honors
- Rick Bales (Northern Kentucky) to be Dean at Ohio Northern University
- Seth Harris (formerly NYLS) appointed Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor
- Israel Horowitz (PBGC Chief Counsel and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law) named to serve on the Labor and Pensions Advisory Committee to the American Bankruptcy Institute's Chapter 11 Reform Commission
- Jeff Hirsch (North Carolina) named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Steve Befort (Minnesota) named Associate Dean for Planning and Research
- Sharona Hoffman (Case Western) has received a chair and was named the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Jurisprudence
- Paul M. Secunda (Marquette) appointed to ERISA Advisory Council
- Emily Spieiler (Northeastern) to Chair of Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
- Richard Moberly (Nebraksa) to Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
- Charlie Sullivan (Seton Hall) named Recipient of the Second Annual Paul Steven Miller Award for Scholarly Contributions to Labor and Employment Law
- Jennifer Drobac (Indiana-Indianapolis) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Melissa Hart (Colorado) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Michael Waterstone (Loyola-LA) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Harris Freeman (Western New England) appointed to serve as one of three
members of the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board in Massachusetts
- Jeremi Duru (Temple) to American
- Brendan Maher (Oklahoma City) to Connecticut
- Noah Zatz (UCLA) to Yale (2013-2014)
- Lorraine Schmall (Northern Illinois)
- None to report
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Congratulations to our own Rick Bales, who has just been named the Dean of the Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. From the press release:
Ohio Northern University President Daniel A. DiBiasio announced today that Richard Bales, director of the Chase Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, has been named dean of ONU’s Pettit College of Law. Bales replaces Stephen C. Veltri, who has served as interim dean for the past year, and David C. Crago, who became ONU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs last summer.
“Ohio Northern University is pleased to welcome Dean Bales to our campus and leadership team,” DiBiasio said. “Rick’s impeccable academic credentials and scholarly body of work, along with his enthusiasm and passion for teaching students, make him the ideal choice to head the Pettit College of Law.”
Bales, who joined Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law in 1998, has authored or co-authored five books and more than 80 scholarly articles. He has spoken widely on topics pertaining to dispute resolution, labor/employment law, and innovative ways of teaching law. Bales spent July 2010 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and, before starting at ONU, he will spend May 2013 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has spoken on labor/employment or ADR topics in Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Italy, Cambodia, France, Vietnam, Colombia and Australia.
Drawn to apply at Ohio Northern by the strong sense of community among the faculty, staff, students and alumni, Bales said, “I am extremely proud to become dean of this purpose-driven, student-centered law college. I am looking forward to continuing Ohio Northern’s strong tradition of innovative law teaching, personal approach to legal education, and consistently strong bar passage and employment statistics.”
Bales is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is actively involved in several sections of the American Bar Association, and chairs the ABA committee in charge of the national Negotiation Competition. He received several university-wide teaching and scholarship awards at NKU Chase.
“Rick is a great addition to the institution,” said Crago. “I am confident he will work closely with the faculty and staff to maintain and enhance the excellent tradition and reputation of the law college. I also would like to acknowledge Stephen Veltri’s strong leadership and dedication while serving as interim dean.”
Before arriving at Chase, Bales taught at the University of Montana Law School and the Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas, and he served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Houston Law School. Prior to that, he litigated employment cases for the Houston-based law firm of Baker Botts and the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker Hostetler. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1993.
Congratulations to both Rick and Ohio Northern.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Friends of the blog Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Iowa) and Rebecca Lee (Thomas Jefferson) write about the joint newsletter for the AALS sections on Employment Discrimination and Labor and Employment Law. Here is their call for submissions:
We are putting together 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 not included here (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2012/04/workplace-prof-moves-for-2012-2013.html), please e-mail that news to Angela Onwuachi-Willig at email@example.com.
Second, please e-mail Angela Onwuachi-Willig at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2012; please hold your forthcoming 2013 publications for next year's newsletter. These publications can be books, articles, and chapters. Please also send a list of your published 2012 articles to Angela Onwuachi-Willig at email@example.com.
Fourth and finally, we want to solicit anyone who would be interested in writing a brief description of a recent "big" labor and employment case or significant new labor or employment legislation. Your subject could be a Supreme Court decision (but it does not have to be), 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 on. Please send submissions to Rebecca Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all submissions by November 18, 2012.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I know everyone has been waiting with bated breath to see workplace prof faculty moves for the coming academic year, so without further ado, here is the annual report of workplace law professors comings, goings, etc. (as always, if you have additional information, please provide in the comments). This post will be updated as additional information comes in.
Entry Level Hires
- Anastasia Boles (Law Research Fellow at Thomas Jefferson) to Arkansas-Little Rock
- Bradley Areheart (VAP at Stetson) to Tennessee
- Stacy Hawkins (VAP at Rutgers-Camden) to Rutgers-Camden
- Katie Eyer (Penn Research Scholar) to Rutgers-Camden
- Christopher Griffin (VAP at Duke) to William & Mary
- Naomi Schoenbaum (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago) to George Washington
Promotions and Tenures
- Wendy Greene (Cumberland/Sanford) has been awarded tenure
- Amy Monahan (Minnesota) has been promoted to full professor
- Richard Moberly (Nebraska) has been promoted to full professor
- Wendy Hensel (Georgia State) has been promoted to full professor
- Michael Duff (Wyoming) has been awarded tenure and promoted to full professor
- Jeannette Cox (Dayton) has been awarded tenure and promoted to full professor
- Alex Long (Tennessee) has been promoted to full professor
- Jeff Jones (Lewis & Clark) has been granted tenure
- Nancy Modesitt (Baltimore) has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor
Administrative Appointments and Honors
- Cesar Rosado (Chicago-Kent) to Research Fellow at NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law
- Orly Lobel (San Diego) named University Professor for 2012-2013
- Wendy Hensel (Georgia State) appointed Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
- Jarod Gonzalez (Texas Tech) named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Matt Bodie (St. Louis) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Ken Dau-Schmidt (Indiana-Bloomington) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Orly Lobel (San Diego) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Lawrence Rosenthal (N. Kentucky) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Aditi Bagchi (Penn) to Fordham
- Courtney Cahill (Roger Williams) to Florida State
- Carrie Basas (Case Western Visitor) to Akron
- Nicole Porter (Toledo) to Denver (2012-2013)
- Michael Duff (Wyoming) to Denver (Spring 2013)
- Wilma Liebman (former NLRB Chair) to Illinois (2012-2013)
- Cesar Rosado (Chicago-Kent) to Stockholm University Law School (Summer and Fall 2012)
- Michael Green (Texas Wesleyan) to Georgia (Spring 2013)
- Matt Bodie (St. Louis) to Notre Dame (Fall 2012)
- Juliet Stumpf (Lewis & Clark) to University of Leiden (part of Spring 2013)
- Michael Hayes (Baltimore) to Thomas Jefferson (Spring 2013)
- Bob Belton (Vanderbilt)
Monday, February 27, 2012
Congratulations to University of Tennessee College of Law (and Alex Long) on the addition of Brad Areheart to the faculty. I've had the pleasure of knowing Brad for several years -- he's been a regular at the annual Colloquium on Current LEL and at several other conferences -- and I've found that he is as terrific a person as his scholarship is strong. Brad will finish out the semester as a VAP at Stetson before moving to Knoxville.
Here's Brad's bio from bepress:
Professor Bradley A. Areheart is a Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University College of Law, where he teaches Contracts, Disability Law, Health Law, and Intellectual Property. His research focuses on civil rights, and thus far has included scholarship on antidiscrimination theory, cyberbullying, disability theory and discrimination, genetic discrimination, privacy, and Title VII. Professor Areheart’s recent articles have appeared or will appear in the Indiana Law Journal, Georgia Law Review, Alabama Law Review, and Yale Law & Policy Review.
Before joining Stetson as an inaugural Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Professor Areheart worked as a litigation associate at DLA Piper in Austin, Texas, where his practice included complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Before that, he was an associate at Jenner & Block in Dallas, Texas. Professor Areheart graduated cum laude from Baylor University with a degree in philosophy. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Texas Law Review.
Friday, December 16, 2011
AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2011 Newsletter
Attached is the newsletter for the 2012 AALS Employment Discrimination Section and the Labor Relations and Employment Section from Peggie Smith (Wash U) and Deborah Widiss (Indiana-Bloomington). They did a really really great job this year. Check it out!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The following request for faculty information from labor and employment law professors is from both the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law and the AALS Section from Employment Discrimination Law:
Apologies in advance for crossposting.
We are putting together a joint annual newsletter for the AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law and we want to enlist the help of readers. First, if you have news of any faculty visits, lateral moves, entry-level hires, or promotions and tenure not included here, please email Peggie at email@example.com.
Second, we want to include a list of your relevant employment or labor law-related publications published in 2011. These can be books, articles, and chapters. Please save any forthcoming entries that will not have a 2011 publication date for next year's newsletter. Please send a list of your 2011 publications to Peggie as well.
Third, we want to solicit anyone who would be interested in writing a brief description of a recent "big" labor and employment case or significant new labor or employment legislation. Your subject could be a Supreme Court decision, but it doesn't have to be—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 could also be good choices. The description should be pretty 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. Please send submissions to Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send all submissions by November 21, 2011.
Peggie Smith and Deborah Widiss
Monday, April 11, 2011
It is that time again - the annual report of workplace law professors comings, goings, etc. (as always, if you have additional information, please provide in the comments). This post will be updated and moved to the top as additional information comes in.
Entry Level Hires
- Matthew Dimick (Law Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law School) to Buffalo Law
- Charlotte Garden (Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University Law School) to Seattle U.
- Brian Clarke (Washington & Lee adjunct) to Charlotte Law
- Jason Bent (VAP at Penn State) to Stetson
- Deborah Eisenberg (Visitor at Maryland) to Maryland Law
- Dave Sidhu (Baltimore Law adjunct) to New Mexico Law
- Jessice Clarke (Columbia Assoc-in-Law) to Minnesota
Promotions and Tenures
- Juliet Stumpf (Lewis & Clark) has been promoted to Professor
- Lisa Durham Taylor (Atlanta's John Marshall) has been promoted and awarded tenure
- Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) has been promoted and awarded tenure
- Keith Cummingham-Parmeter (Willamette) has been promoted and awarded tenure
- Joe Seiner (South Carolina) has been promoted and awarded tenure
- Ann Lofaso (West Virginia) has bee promoted and awarded tenure
Administrative Appointments and Honors
- Nicole Porter (Toledo) to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
- Richard Moberly (Nebraska) to Associate Dean
- Jane Korn (Arizona) to Dean at Gonzaga
- Angela Onwauchi-Willig (Iowa) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Rick Bales (N. Ky-Chase) appointed to American Law Institute (ALI)
- Wendy Greene (Samford-Cumberland) named recipient of the 2011 Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award for Upper Level Courses
- Nancy Hogshead-Makar (Flordia Coastal) named Senior Director of Advocacy at the Women's Sport Foundation (WSF)
- Rick Bales (N. Ky.-Chase) named the 2010 Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor at the University of Northern Kentucky
- Kathy Stone (UCLA) named the Arjay and Francis Miller Professor of Law
- Nancy Levit (UMKC) received the University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor’s Award for Teaching (for the entire university!)
- Miriam Cherry (McGeorge-Pacific) to Saint Louis University
- Ruben Garcia (Cal Western) to UNLV
- Jeff Hirsch (Tennessee) to UNC
- Jim Brudney (Ohio State) to Fordham
- Nancy Leong (William & Mary) to Denver
- Sandra Sperino (Temple) to Cincinnati
- Juan Perea (Florida) to Loyola-Chicago
- Paul Secunda (Marquette) to Wisconsin (Fall 2011)
- Aaron Lacy (SMU) to Pitt (2011-2012)
- Ben Bratman (Pitt) to McGeorge-Pacific (2011-2012)
- Andrew Stumpff (Michigan Instructor) has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor for the summer of 2011 in the University of Alabama's LL.M in Taxation program
- Michael Nader (Bakers Daniel) to Adjunct at Notre Dame Law (starting Spring 2011)
- Paul Harpur (Griffith University - Australia) to Doctorate Research Felowship at University of Queensland at the TC Beirne School of Law.
- Michael Waggoner (Colorado)
- Clyde Summers (Penn)
- Nell Hennessy (Georgetown)
- Eric Schmertz (Hofstra)
- Paul Miller (Washington)
- Alan Lerner (Penn)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
It gives me great honor, nay joy, to announce that my co-blogger, co-author, and all-around-good-guy Jeff Hirsch will be lateralling to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill starting this Fall. In celebration of getting Jeff to come to UNC, the men's basketball team beat Duke last night.
Jeff joined the University of Tennessee law faculty in August 2004 after working in the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. and serving as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Haldane R. Mayer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Robert R. Beezer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
His scholarship has been published in numerous law journals, including those at Boston College, Florida State, Fordham, George Washington, and Maryland; his essays have been published in the online journals at Virginia and Yale. He also is the co-author of two books with moi, one on employment law and the other on employment discrimination law. A third one, on labor law, is due out next year.
Jeff is the immediate past Chair of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools’ New Scholars Committee. He is also a Research Fellow and Recent Graduate Advisor at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, and is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits.
Congrats, Jeff. UNC is lucky to have you.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
After graduating from law school, James clerked for Gerhard Gesell of D.C. D.C. and then for Justice Harry Blackmun. He practiced at Bredhoff & Kaiser in Washington, then served six years as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Labor.
He teaches Employment Law, Labor Law, Legislation, Comparative Labor and Employment Law, Age Discrimination in the Workplace, and Comparative Legislation. His scholarly writing is in the areas of workplace law and statutory interpretation.
James was selected by the Class of 1996 as the Outstanding Law Professor of the Year. He was honored with a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to do research and lecturing at Oxford University in the Fall of 2000. In 2008, he received an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Ohio State University.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sandra also has taught at Illinois and St. Louis. She teaches Employment Discrimination, Disability Law, Remedies, Civil Procedure, and Property.
Prior to her academic career, Sandra clerked for the Hon. Donald J. Stohr of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, and worked in the litigation and labor and employment departments at Lewis, Rice & Fingerish in St. Louis. She is a prolific scholar. Her most recent book is Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook (forthcoming 2010) (with S. Grover & J.S. Gonzalez), and her most recent articles are The New Calculus of Punitive Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases, 62 Okla. L. Rev. 701 (2010) and A Modern Theory of Direct Corporate Liability for Title VII, 61 Ala. L. Rev. 773 (2010).
Congratulations all around!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Congratulations to Paul Harpur, currently at Griffith University (Australia), who has just accepted a University of Queensland Post Doctorate Research Fellowship based in the TC Beirne School of Law. His project is entitled From Ratification to Implementation: The Disability Human Rights Paradigm and the Right to Work in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is a topic especially topical in Australia, where Sydney's Ron McCallum AO is serving as the Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.