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.

Appointments

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

 Visits

 Bill Corbett visiting at the University of Georgia spring semester 2015

Michael Waterstone visiting at Northwestern AY 2014-1015

Government Appointments

 Marty Malin reappointed to a 5 year term as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

Administrative Appointments

 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

Deaths

 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. 

 CAS

April 14, 2014 in Faculty Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Harthill Leaves Florida Coastal for U.S. Department of Labor

HarthillSusan 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!

PS

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Harris Leaving the DOL

Seth-HarrisAccording 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.

MM

h/t Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) 

December 16, 2013 in Beltway Developments, Faculty Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, December 13, 2013

AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2013 Newsletter

Aals_logoThanks 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!

PS

December 13, 2013 in Conferences & Colloquia, Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Schwab Leaving Cornell Law Deanship in 2014

Schwab5-24Stewart 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!

PS

May 29, 2013 in Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Workplace Prof Moves: 2013-2014 Edition and Call for Conference on Academic Future of Labor and Employment Law

Lateralmove_introLet 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 

Lateral Moves

  • Jeremi Duru (Temple) to American
  • Brendan Maher (Oklahoma City) to Connecticut

Visits

  • Noah Zatz (UCLA) to Yale (2013-2014)

Retirements

  • Lorraine Schmall (Northern Illinois)

Passings

  • None to report

PS

received a chair and was named the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Jurisprudence

April 9, 2013 in Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (8) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bales Named Dean at Ohio Northern

RBales1Congratulations 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.

MM

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Call for News and Articles

AalsFriends 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:

Dear Colleagues:

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 angela-onwuachi@uiowa.edu.

Second, please e-mail Angela Onwuachi-Willig at angela-onwuachi@uiowa.edu 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 angela-onwuachi@uiowa.edu.

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 rlee@tjsl.edu.

Please send all submissions by November 18, 2012.

MM

November 5, 2012 in Commentary, Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Common Law, Employment Discrimination, Faculty Moves, Faculty News, International & Comparative L.E.L., Labor and Employment News, Labor Law, Pension and Benefits, Public Employment Law, Religion, Scholarship, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Workplace Prof Moves for 2012-2013

Lateralmove_introI 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)

Lateral Moves

  • Aditi Bagchi (Penn) to Fordham
  • Courtney Cahill (Roger Williams) to Florida State
  • Carrie Basas (Case Western Visitor) to Akron

Visits

  • 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)  

Passings

  • Bob Belton (Vanderbilt)

PS

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Areheart to Tennessee

AreheartCongratulations 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.

rb

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Friday, December 16, 2011

AALS Section on Employment Discrimination and Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law 2011 Newsletter

What-is-a-newsletterjpgAttached 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!

PS

December 16, 2011 in Conferences & Colloquia, Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Request for Information for AALS Newsletters

Aals_logo

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 prsmith@wulaw.wustl.edu.

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 dwidiss@indiana.edu.

Please send all submissions by November 21, 2011.

Thanks.

Peggie Smith and Deborah Widiss

PS

October 25, 2011 in Conferences & Colloquia, Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Workplace Prof Moves for 2011-2012

Lateralmove_intro

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!)

Lateral Moves

  • 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

Visits

  • 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.

Retirements

  • Michael Waggoner (Colorado) 

Passings

  • Clyde Summers (Penn)
  • Nell Hennessy (Georgetown)
  • Eric Schmertz (Hofstra)
  • Paul Miller (Washington)
  • Alan Lerner (Penn)

PS

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hirsch Heading to Chapel Hill

Hirsch 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.

PS

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brudney to Fordham

Brudney Congratulations to James Brudney (Ohio State), who has accepted a senior offer from Fordham.

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.

rb

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Sperino to Cincinnati

Sperino Paul Caron reports that Sandra Sperino, currently at Temple, will rejoin Cincinnati's law faculty.  She was a VAP there in 2007-08.  Quite a coup for Cincinnati! 

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!

rb

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Harpur to Queensland-Beirne

HarpurCongratulations 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.

rb

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Workplace Prof Moves for 2010-2011

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

  • Jessica Roberts (Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School) to Houston
  • Marcy Karin (Legislative Counsel for Workplace Flexibility 2010) to Arizona State
  • Joey Fishkin (Yale Reubhausen Fellow) to Texas
  • Cary Franklin (Yale Ribicoff Fellow) to Texas
  • Brishen Rogers to Temple
  • Nancy Leong to William & Mary

Promotions and Tenures

  • N. Jeremi Duru (Temple) has been recommended for tenure by faculty
  • Julie Suk (Cardozo) has been recommended for tenure by faculty
  • Nicole Porter (Toledo) has been recommended for tenure and promotion to full professor by the faculty
  • Wendy Greene (Cumberland) has been promoted to Associate Professor of Law, effective the 2010-2011 school year

Administrative Appointments

  • Melissa Hart (Colorado) to Director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law at Colorado
  • Mark Grunewald (Washington & Lee) to Dean at W&L
  • Marty Katz (Denver) to Dean at Denver
  • Katherine Stone (UCLA) named to Arjay and Frances Miller Professor of Law at UCLA
  • Orly Lobel (San Diego) named Herzog Endowed Scholar at San Diego
  • Mark Kende (Drake) named Dean's Visiting Scholar at Georgetown Law School
  • Michael Waterstone (Loyola-LA) appointed as J. Howard Ziemann Fellow, commencing the 2010-11 academic year.

Lateral Moves

  • Peggie Smith (Iowa) to Washington University
  • Zak Kramer (Penn State/Dickinson) to Arizona State
  • Jason Solomon (Georgia) to William & Mary
  • Norman Stein (Alabama) to Drexel
  • Glenn George (North Carolina) to Arizona (University Counsel)
  • Andy Morriss (Illinois) to Alabama
  • Leticia Saucedo (UNLV) to UC-Davis
  • Lesley Wexler (Florida State) to Illinois
  • Tristin Green (Seton Hall) to San Francisco
  • John Donohue (Yale) to Stanford

Visits

  • Miriam Cherry (McGeorge) to St. Louis (2010-2011)
  • Vicki Schultz (Yale) to UCLA (2010-2011)
  • Michael Fischl (Connecticut) to Yale (Spring 2011)
  • Jennifer Bard (Texas Tech) to Drake (2010-2011)
  • Carrie Griffin Basas (Tulsa) to North Carolina (VAP)
  • Ani Satz (Emory) to Georgetown (Fall 2010)
  • Steve Willborn (Nebraska) to Seton Hall (Fall 2010)
  • Julie Suk (Cardozo) to UCLA (Spring 2011)
  • Jason Bent (practice) to Penn State (VAP)
  • Bill Corbett (LSU) to Georgia (Spring 2011)

Government Service

  • Chai Feldblum (Georgetown) to EEOC Commissioner
  • Marty Malin (Chicago-Kent) to member of Federal Service Impasses Panel of the Federal Labor Relations Board (part-time position)
  • Sam Bagenstos (Michigan) to DOJ
  • Katie Kennedy (John Marshall) to members on the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) for 2010–2012 (part-time position)

Retirements

  • Ann Puckett (Georgia)   

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April 6, 2010 in Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peggie Smith to Wash U. St. Louis

Smith, peggie Brian Leiter reports that Peggie Smith (Iowa) has accepted a senior offer from Washington University Law School in St. Louis.  Peggy teaches Contracts, Employment Relationships, and a seminar on Gender and Work.  Her research focuses on the legal implications caused by the separation between race and gender, home and work, and work and family.

Peggy has been at Iowa since 2003.  Before that, she taught at Chicago-Kent, and before that, she was a visiting fellow at Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations. 

She joins an all-star labor/employment cast at Wash U.: Dean Kent D. Syverud, Marion Crain, Pauline Kim, and Laura Rosenbury.  Another coup for Wash U.

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February 24, 2010 in Faculty Moves | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Roberts to Houston

Roberts photo(100px)Congratulations to Jessica L. Roberts (J.D. Yale 2006, B.A. University of Southern California 2002), who will begin as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center in Fall 2010.  Prior to joining the UH faculty, Prof. Roberts was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at the City University of New York.  Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Dale Wainwright of the Texas Supreme Court and the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Prof. Roberts’ research currently focuses on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the antidiscrimination protection of genetic information.  Her most recent article, Preempting Discrimination: Lessons from the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review in March 2010.  Her previous work has appeared in the University of Colorado Law Review, the National Black Law Journal, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, and the Texas Journal on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  Prof. Roberts will teach Health Law and Disability Law.

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January 9, 2010 in Faculty Moves, Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)