Friday, October 2, 2009
Marcy Karin, currently at Georgetown, has joined the ASU College of Law as an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Civil Justice Clinic's new Work-Life Policy Unit. Her goals are to continue to build on the reputation of the clinic, which represents clients in civil disputes and administrative proceedings, and to expand its services into developing public policy on work-life balance issues.
As legislative counsel for Georgetown Law's Workplace Flexibility 2010, Karin helped develop a constituency base and political support for comprehensive public policies on flexible work arrangements, short-term, episodic and extended time off, and career maintenance and reentry, among other issues.
"There are some legal obstacles that need to be reworked and some incentives that the federal and state governments could do to support this in ways that meet the needs of employees, employers, and the community," Karin said. "Students in the clinic and I will work with clients to develop and change existing law to support these solutions."