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?.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Paul last week posted on SSRN his essay Tales of a Law Professor Lateral Nothing. His essay fills a huge void in the literature, and it says something about both the demand in the academy for information about lateraling, and the quality of Paul's essay, that after only a week the essay has 500+ downloads and counting. Here's the abstract:
This Essay seeks to uncover the mysterious world of the law professor lateral hiring market, which has become increasingly important in the last number of years as law schools seek to build their reputations in this U.S. News & World Report world through the hiring of prominent faculty members.
Although the advice and guidance given in this Essay are sometimes written with tongue firmly in cheek, I do attempt to accomplish two important objectives here. First, there has been scarcely anything written about the lateral hiring market for law professors, as opposed to the cottage industry that has been devoted to the entry-level law professor hiring market. This Essay methodically takes the lateral-to-be professor through every step of the lateral process from the first-person perspective of one who has been on the market for three years and successfully lateraled this past year.
Second, and perhaps more importantly, I want to contribute to the process of bringing back to legal academic writing the form of the first-person narrative. Like my colleague, David Case, I believe that, the narrative voice is an important, and perhaps underutilized, tool in deconstructing the arbitrary processes of the legal academic hiring market. See David Case, The Pedagogical Don Quixote de la Mississippi, 33 U. Mem. L. Rev. 529, 530 n.2 (2003).
Paul's essay is both informative and an entertaining read. Paul's humor, often at his own expense, significantly enhances his description of the process. Way to go, Paul!!!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Congratulations to Zak Kramer (Arkansas-Little Rock) who has just accepted a lateral offer from Penn State, the Dickinson School of Law. Zak will be located at the University Park campus starting in the Fall.
Zak joined UALR in 2006. He teaches Property, Legislation, and a seminar on Law and Human Sexuality. Before coming to UALR, he was the inaugural Williams Teaching Fellow at UCLA School of Law, where he taught Law & Sexuality in the law school and the Jurisprudence of Sex Equality in the Women's Studies department. Professor Kramer joined UCLA immediately after graduating, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. Professor Kramer's research explores the law of everyday life—work, family, and sex.
Zak's publications include:
Heterosexuality and Title VII, 103 Northwestern L. Rev. (forthcoming 2009)
After Work, 95 Cal. L. Rev. 627 (2007)
Some Preliminary Thoughts on Title VII’s Intersexions, 7 Geo. J. Gender & L. 31 (2006)
Good luck with the transition, Zak!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Marion Crain, currently at North Carolina, has accepted a senior offer from Washington University in St. Louis. There she joins a slew of other fantastic labor / employment types, such as Sam Bagenstos, Pauline Kim, Laura Rosenbury, and Dean Kent Syverud. In attracting Marion, Wash U. has positioned itself as a fantastic place to teach -- and to study - labor and employment law.
Marion is the Paul Eaton
Professor of Law and Director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and
Opportunity, founded in 2005 by Senator John Edwards, its first
Director. She teaches labor law, employment law, family law, and
feminist legal theory. Marion's scholarship examines the
relationship between gender, work and class status, with a particular
emphasis on collective action. She has authored or
coauthored over 25 law review articles and two book chapters. She is
the author of two textbooks, LABOR LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (with
Theodore St. Antoine and Charles Craver), and WORK LAW: CASES AND
MATERIALS (with Pauline Kim and Mike Selmi), both published by Lexis
Law Publishing. She is a coeditor, together with Senator John Edwards
and Professor Arne Kalleberg (UNC Sociology), of a commercial press
book: Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream (The New Press, 2007).
Marion earned her B.S. at Cornell University and her J.D. at the UCLA
School of Law. Before entering law teaching, Professor Crain clerked
for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit and practiced with Latham and Watkins in Los
Angeles. She held regular faculty positions at West
Virginia University and the University of Toledo prior to joining the
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. She has been a visiting professor at the
University of Michigan, George Washington University, and the
University of Alabama. Marion serves on the
Executive Committee of the Labor Law Group, a national collective of
law professors dedicated to advancing pedagogy and scholarship on labor
and employment law. She is Treasurer and Program Chair for the Group,
as well. In addition, she serves on the editorial Board of the
Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal
focusing on labor and employment law. Marion is a past chair
of the AALS Section on Labor and Employment Law.
Marion earned her B.S. at Cornell University and her J.D. at the UCLA School of Law. Before entering law teaching, Professor Crain clerked for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced with Latham and Watkins in Los Angeles. She held regular faculty positions at West Virginia University and the University of Toledo prior to joining the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, George Washington University, and the University of Alabama.
Marion serves on the Executive Committee of the Labor Law Group, a national collective of law professors dedicated to advancing pedagogy and scholarship on labor and employment law. She is Treasurer and Program Chair for the Group, as well. In addition, she serves on the editorial Board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on labor and employment law. Marion is a past chair of the AALS Section on Labor and Employment Law.Congratulations, Marion! And congratulations, Wash U.!!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
As Brian Leiter brought to everyone's attention this morning, this blog's founding father, Rafael Gely who is currently at Cincinnati Law School is heading to an endowed chair at the University of Missouri next year. Quite a coup for those Tigers!
Rafael joined the law faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2000. He regularly publishes on labor law and labor relations and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Studies Education and Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. Recent publications (there are a veritable multitude as Rafael is one of the most prolific labor and employment law scholars out there) include:
Card Check Recognition: New House Rules for Union Organizing, 35 Fordham Urb. L.J. ___ (2008) (with Timothy Chandler)
Fishing in Different Ponds: An Industry Level Analysis of Organizing Activity, 10 WorkingUSA: J. Lab. & Soc'y 209 (2007) (with Timothy Chandler).
Social Isolation and American Workers: Employee Blogging and Legal Reform, 20 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 287 (2007) (with Leonard Bierman).
The Law and Economics of Identity, 14 Duke J. Gender Law & Pol'y 229 (2007).
Workplace Blogs and Workers' Privacy, 66 La. L. Rev. 1079 (2006) (symposium) (with Leonard Bierman).
Congratulations, Rafael, and good luck with your move!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
David Oppenheimer (Golden Gate) writes to tell us that his school has made a new hire for the coming year in the labor and employment area, Heather Murr. He reports:
Heather will be joining the Golden Gate University School of Law faculty in the fall of 2008. She is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she has taught Gender Discrimination, Gender & Law, and Professional Responsibility. In 2005, Heather was the recipient of USD’s “Excellence in Teaching Award,” awarded to a visiting or adjunct faculty member. Her publications include “The Continuing Expansive Pressure to Hold Employers Strictly Liable for Supervisory Sexual Extortion: An Alternative Approach Based on Reasonableness,” 39 U.C. Davis Law Review 529 (2006).
Prior to teaching at USD, Heather’s practice focused on employment litigation and counseling. Heather is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings.
Heather will be teaching torts and employment discrimination at Golden Gate University.
Welcome to the academy, Heather!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Well, boys and girls, it's getting to be that time of the year again. Larry Solum at the Legal Theory Blog is starting to collect entry-level hiring data and Dan Filler, at the new The Faculty Lounge blog, is seeking information about law professor laterals this year.
Please send Larry your entry level date here.
And you can send Dan lateral info here.
I will also be doing the annual labor and employment law professor faculty moves list and you are free to respond to this post in the comment section or to me by email.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Two related faculty moves to report. In the first, D. Aaron Lacy (to the left) recently accepted a teaching offer from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Currently, Aaron is teaching as an Assistant Professor of Law at Barry University School of Law. He joined Barry in 2005, where he teaches employment discrimination, employment law, critical race theory and contracts. In August 2008 he will begin teaching at SMU as an Associate Professor of Law. He will be teaching employment law, employment discrimination, selected topics in employment law and critical race theory. Aaronâs recent articles have appeared in the Nebraska Law Review, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law. His scholarship primarily focuses in the area of race discrimination in the employment context with an emphasis on the intersection of race and gender and the differing effects on Black men. His current project examines and explores the unique status of Black men as it relates to discrimination based on hairstyle.
The second is Dan O'Gorman (to the right), who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at--you guessed it--Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Dan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, where he teaches Employment Discrimination, Contracts, and Law and Society. He will start at Barry in August 2008, and anticipates teaching Labor Law, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination. Dan has published articles in the Penn State Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law. He has an article forthcoming in the Temple Law Review.
Congratulations to both Aaron and Dan!