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.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- Ann Puckett (Georgia)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
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.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Marcy Karin, currently Legislative Counsel for Workplace Flexibility 2010 and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will be joining Arizona State this fall, coming on board as Director of a new Work-Life Policy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic and an Associate Professor who will teaching some labor and employment classes.
Marcy was previously Supervising Attorney and Teaching Fellow at the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic at Georgetown and, before that, she an employment associate at Arent Fox PLLC in Washington, DC.
Marcy's research interests include work-life balance issues and domestic violence and its effect on the workplace. Her recent writings include her article in the Brooklyn Law Review, "Changing Federal Statutory Proposals to Address Domestic Violence at Work,"and a symposium piece in the Rutgers Law Record, "Time Off for Military Families: An Emerging Case Study in a Time of War . . . and the Tipping Point for Future Laws Supporting Work-Life Balance?"
Congratulations to both Marcy and ASU!
Friday, May 22, 2009
It's time for this year's edition of Workplace Prof Faculty moves (2009-2010) (see here for last year's). Please let us know via the comment section or email (email@example.com) what we missed.
Entry Level Hires
- Ariana Levinson (visiting Louisville) to Louisville
- Jayesh Rathod (practitioner-in-residence at American) to American
- Deborah Widiss (visiting Brooklyn) to Indiana-Bloomington
- Marcy Karin (supervising attorney/teaching fellow at Georgetown) to Arizona State
Promotions and Tenures
- Miriam Cherry (McGeorge) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Alex Long (Tennessee) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Michael Duff (Wyoming) to Associate Professor of Law without Tenure
- Noah Zatz (UCLA) to Professor of Law with Tenure
- Russell Robinson (UCLA) to Professor of Law with Tenure
- Sam Bagenstos (Washington University) to Michigan
- Marcia McCormick (Cumberland/Samford) to St. Louis University
- Amy Monahan (Missouri) to Minnesota
- David Oppenheimer (Golden Gate) to UC-Berkeley
- Terry Smith (Fordham) to Depaul
- Miriam Cherry (McGeorge) to Georgia (Fall 2009)
- Tristin Green (Seton Hall) to San Francisco
- Jeff Hirsch (Tennessee) to Vanderbilt (Spring 2010)
- Marty Malin (Chicago-Kent) to Michigan (Winter 2010)
- Steve Willborn (Nebraska) to Seton Hall (Spring 2010)
- Robert Belton (Vanderbilt)
Friday, March 13, 2009
Although we often post notable faculty moves as we hear about them, we've also like to publish a full list of all labor and employment faculty moves (here's last year's). So, please let me know of any moves--whether new faculty, lateral moves, visits, promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, retirements, administrative appointments, or passings. My preferred means is via a comment to this post (which I'll incorporate in a new post listing all moves), but you can also email me.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Marcia has been teaching at Cumberland since 2005. From 2001-2005, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Chicago-Kent. She is a Grinnell College graduate and an honors graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law where she was the managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with the International Human Rights Law Institute where she directed analysis and research of allegations of sexual violence committed during the war in what was then Yugoslavia. She then went to the Illinois Attorney General's office where she litigated civil appeals in state and federal courts. She left the Illinois Attorney General's office to join the faculty at Chicago Kent.
Congrats, Marcia, and congrats, SLU!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Deborah Widiss, currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Brooklyn, is headed to Indiana-Bloomington for a tenure-track position this fall.
Deborah's research interests include employment law, the legislative process, and the significance of gender and gender stereotypes in the development of law and government policy. Her recent publications include Domestic Violence and the Workplace: The Explosion of State Legislation and the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy in the Florida State University Law Review (2008) and a co-written article, Exposing Sex Stereotypes in Recent Same-Sex Marriage Jurisprudence, which appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2007) and which received a Dukeminier Award from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School (awarded annually to the best law review articles addressing sexual orientation or gender identity). Her most recent article is Shadow Precedents and the Separation of Powers: Statutory Interpretation of Congressional Overrides, which received lots of attention at AALS this spring.
Before beginning to teach, Professor Widiss was a senior staff attorney for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), and a staff attorney at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and the Lawyers Alliance for New York. After law school, she clerked for Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Congrats to Indiana for its fine catch!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Terry has taught at Fordham since 1993. His principal subjects are Employment Law, Labor Law, Public Sector Labor Law, Civil Procedure, and Voting Rights. Before teaching, he was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis from 1990-93, and a Law Clerk to the Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones, United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit, 1989-90.
Terry's most recent article is Speaking Against Norms: Public Discourse and the Economy of Racialization in the Workplace, 57 American University L. Rev. 523 (2008).
All the best, Terry!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Caroline Corbin has just accepted a tenure-track teaching position at the University of Miami Law School, where she'll be teaching Employment Discrimination among other courses.
Caroline holds a B.A. from Harvard
University (1991) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (2001), where she
was the highest ranked female law graduate as well as the Solicitations
and Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.
Following graduation, Carolinecompleted a postdoctoral research
fellowship at Columbia Law, where she was also an associate in law. Caroline also practiced law as an attorney with the American Civil
Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project and was a litigation
associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, where she served as lead or
co-counsel in civil rights cases. Her written work includes Above the
Law? The Constitutionality of the Ministerial Exemption from
Antidiscrimination Law, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 1965 (2007) and Mixed Speech: When Speech is Both Private and Governmental, 83 NYU L. Rev. 101 (2008).
Welcome to the legal academy, Caroline!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Suja Thomas, currently at Cincinnati (but who visited Northwestern last fall and Vanderbilt this spring), has accepted a tenured position at the University of Illinois College of Law.
Suja teaches Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Legal History, and Sports and the Law. Her most recent home-run article, Why Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional, was published last year in Virginia Law Review. It has received tremendous attention in both the popular and the legal press, and Suja has spoken widely on the topic.
In 2003, Suja received Cincinnati's Goldman Prize for teaching excellence. Last year, she received the Harold C. Schott Law Review award for her article on summary judgment, and more recently, Suja received the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the Cincinnati faculty. She currently is ranked #2 (behind Paul Caron) in SSRN downloads at Cincinnati.
Suja earned her bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern University in mathematics. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review and where she received several awards including the Leonard M. Henkin Prize for her note on equal rights under the 14th Amendment, the Mendes Hershman Prize for excellence in writing in the field of property law and the William Miller Memorial Award for outstanding scholarship in the field of municipal law. After a federal clerkship in Chicago, Suja practiced law in New York City with Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.
Please join me in congratulating Suja on her new appointment!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Winnie Taylor, currently at Cornell (where she taught me Employment Discrimination!), will join Brooklyn Law School permanently after having visited there this academic year. A member of Cornell Law School’s faculty since 1990, she also served as the Associate Provost for Cornell University, where she was responsible for creating and shaping university policy as it relates to faculty development and enhancement, diversity issues, academic programs, regulatory compliance, and recruiting. Professor Taylor is a national authority in consumer law, contracts, and credit and employment discrimination. Since 1978 she has served as a consultant for Fair Lending and Workplace Equity, focusing on equal credit opportunity and equal employment opportunity laws.
Following two years of private practice after graduation from SUNY Buffalo School of Law, she received an LL.M. degree from University of Wisconsin School of Law. She began teaching in 1979 at the University of Florida, where she taught until she joined Cornell’s faculty. She has been a visiting professor at the University of California's Hastings School of Law, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Like me. Dan Filler of The Faculty Lounge has the list to end all such lists here.
Great for those of you procrastinating about grading exams or writing an entire draft of a global employee benefits book or something of that sort.
And hey, in a very loose sense it is about law and employment . . . .
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Dan Filler of The Faculty Lounge is aggregating data on law professor visitors for 2008-2009. If you or someone you know will be visiting at another school next year (besides the ones already listed in my previous workplace prof move post), please contact him here.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Entry Level Hires
- Jessica Fink (visiting California Western and San Diego) to California Western
- Daniel O'Gorman (Central Florida) to Barry
- Sandra Sperino (visiting Cincinnati) to Temple
- Heather Murr (visiting San Diego) to Golden Gate
- Jim Hawkins (clerkship) to Houston
- Carrie Griffin Basas (visiting at Penn State/Dickinson) to Tulsa
- Ben Sachs (Joseph Goldstein Fellowship at Yale) to Harvard
Promotions and Tenures
- Deborah Archer (New York Law School) to Professor of Law with Tenure
- Jeffrey Hirsch (Tennessee) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Paul Secunda (Marquette) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Amy Monahan (Missouri-Columbia) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Melissa Hart (Colorado) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Wendy Hensel (Georgia State) to Associate Professor of Law with Tenure
- Jeremi Duru (Temple) to Associate Professor of Law without Tenure
- Marcia McCormick (Cumberland/Samford) to Associate Professor of Law without Tenure
- Michael Yelnosky (Roger Williams) (Fall 2008)
- Joan Vogel (Vermont) (Spring 2009)
- Mike Selmi (George Washington) (Fall 2008)
- Donald Lewis (from practice) to Dean at Hamline
- Michael Green (Texas Wesleyan) to Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development
- Pauline Kim (Washington Univ.) to Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
- Aaron Lacy (Barry) to SMU
- Zak Kramer (Arkansas-Little Rock) to Penn State/Dickinson
- Michelle Alexandre (Memphis) to Mississippi
- Paul Secunda (Mississippi) to Marquette
- Rafael Gely (Cincinnati) to Missouri-Columbia
- Catherine Fisk (Duke) to UC-Irvine
- Marion Crain (North Carolina) to Washington Univ.
- Glenn George (William & Mary) to North Carolina
- Mike Zimmer (Seton Hall) to Loyola-Chicago
- Alex Colvin (Penn State IR) to Cornell IR
- William Araiza (Loyola LA) to Brooklyn
- Anne Lawton (Roger Williams) to Michigan State
- Elizabeth Pendo (St. Thomas (Miami)) to Saint Louis
- Michael McCann (Miss. College) to Vermont
- Amy Monahan (Missouri-Columbia) to Minnesota (2008-09)
- Norman Stein (Alabama) to Vermont (Spring 2009)
- Sam Bagenstos (Wash Univ.) to Michigan (Fall 2008), UCLA (Spring 2009)
- Rachel Arnow-Richman (Denver) to Fordham (Spring 2009)
- Noah Zatz (UCLA) to Princeton Law and Public Affairs Program (2008-09)
- Terry Smith (Fordham) to DePaul (2008-09)
- Gillian Lester (UC Berkeley) to Harvard (2008-09)
- Cynthia Estlund (NYU) to Harvard (Fall 2008)
- Tristin Green (Seton Hall) to UC-Berkeley (2008-09)
- David Oppenheimer (Golden Gate) to UC-Berkeley (Fall 2008)
- Grant Hayden (Hofstra) to Vanderbilt (Fall 2008)
- Joanna Grossman (Hofstra) to Vanderbilt (Fall 2008)
- Dennis Nolan (South Carolina)
- Alvin Goldman (Kentucky)
- Paul Weiler (Harvard)
- William Murphy (North Carolina)
- Benjamin Aaron (UCLA)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Congratulations to my good friend, Mike Zimmer, who is moving next academic year from Seton Hall to Loyola-Chicago full-time.
Mike received his A.B. and J.D. from Marquette University (a very fine school I might add), where he was Editor in Chief of the Marquette Law Review. He also holds an LL.M from Columbia University, where he was named a James Kent Fellow. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas E. Fairchild of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then served as an associate at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee (a great city I might add).
He began his law school teaching career at the University of South Carolina and he has taught at a number of law schools, most recently as a visiting professor of law at Northwestern University. He joined the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1978, served as Associate Dean from 1990 to 1994 and has been on the faculty until 2008. He has taught in summer programs to American law students in Italy, France and England and to Chinese law students in Beijing.
A widely recognized scholar in the areas of employment discrimination law, labor and employment law and constitutional law, Mike is co-author of the well-regarded and widely-adopted Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination (1982; 2d ed. 1988; 3d ed. 1994; 4th ed. 1997, 5th ed. 2000; 6th ed. 2003; 7th ed. 2008), The Global Workplace (2006), Employment Discrimination: Law & Practice (2002), Employment Discrimination (1988), Cases & Materials on Employment Law (1993), Federal Statutory Law of Employment Discrimination (1980) and author of Employment Discrimination Roadmap. He has also published articles in numerous leading law journals.
Mike has taught employment discrimination law, employment law, international and comparative employment law and labor law and has also taught torts, contracts, constitutional law, administrative law and US foreign relations law.
As I told Mike in an email to him a short while ago, I am thrilled to add him to the labor and employment law professor community in the greater Chicago-Milwaukee area. I also expect him to provide me with guided tours of the Milwaukee area!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Alex Colvin, currently at the Department of Labor Studies & Employment Relations at Penn State, is leaving PSU to join the faculty at Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Colvin received his J.D. in 1992 from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in 1999 from Cornell's ILR School. He has conducted extensive research on employment dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on procedures in nonunion workplaces and the impact of the legal environment on organizations. Among his research activities is involvement in a multi-year research project on work and employment in the telecommunications industry. He has published articles in journals such as Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Personnel Psychology, Relations Industrielles, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy. He received the 2003 Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA) and the 2000 Best Dissertation Award from the IRRA. His most recently published article is Empirical Research on Employment Arbitration: Clarity Amidst the Sound and Fury?.