Friday, December 7, 2018

Peggy Browning Fellowships

PbfThe deadline for students to apply for Peggy Browning Fund 2019 Summer Fellowships is fast approaching. Now would be a good time to encourage students to apply. Complete information is available here.

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December 7, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Friday, November 16 – Saturday November 17, 2019

The Forum is designed to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the legal academy and, more broadly, to foster development and understanding of new scholarly currents across equality law. 

This year, the Forum will feature six presenters (chosen from over forty submissions):

1. The New Coverture

Albertina Antognini, Arizona College of Law

2. Stealing Education: Protecting Racial Capital in “White” Schools

LaToya Baldwin Clark, UCLA School of Law

3.  Affirmative Action Misclassification

Jonathan Feingold, UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

4.  The Aesthetics of Disability Law

Jasmine Harris, UC Davis School of Law

5.  Legislating with Tall Tales

Goldburn Maynard, University of Louisville School of Law

6. Diversity to Deradicalize: A New Theory for How Affirmative Action Became Tied to Intellectual Pluralism

Asad Rahim, American Bar Foundation


The event is co-organized by Tristin Green, USF Law, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, UC Berkeley Law, and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis Law. 

Comment and critique will be provided by the following scholars:

Bridget Crawford, Pace Law School

Jonathan Glater, UC Irvine Law School

Tristin Green, USF Law School

Angela Harris, UC Davis Law School

Jill Hasday, U. of Minnesota School of Law

Anthony Infanti, U. of Pittsburgh School of Law

Osamudia James, U. of Miami School of Law

Tom Joo, UC Davis Law School

Courtney Joslin, UC Davis Law School 

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston U. Law School

Kimani Paul-Emile, Fordham U. School of Law

Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis Law School

 

We will also hold a panel discussion on Producing Scholarship in Equality Law with the following UC Davis Law School panelists participating: Jack Chin, Kevin Johnson, Courtney Joslin, Tom Joo, Lisa Pruitt, and Brian Soucek.

CAS 

November 14, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Collective Bargaining After Janus Conference

The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions announces its 46th annual conference, with Paul Krugman giving the keynote speech. See this link for conference information. As sign of how many presentations and speakers there are--there are too many for me to list here. Check out the link and see for yourself.  Deadline for early bird registration is Dec. 28.

-Jeff Hirsch

November 12, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Labor Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Call for Papers: Women in the Law Symposium

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Julia Belian (Detroit Mercy) sends word of a call for papers for University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review's extraordinarily timely Women in the Law Symposium. Here are the details:

The Detroit Mercy Law Review will host its 2019 Symposium, Women and the Law, on Mar. 8, 2019. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 9, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the history of women in the law, how women have impacted the law, how the law impacts women today, how future legal decisions could affect women’s rights (e.g. if Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) were to be overturned), what challenges women still face in the legal profession, the role of gender in the law, and any other topic regarding women and the law. Proposals should be approximately 250-500 words, double-spaced, and detail the proposed topic and presentation. Submit to Samantha Buck, Symposium Director, at bucksl@udmercy.edu. Please indicate whether your proposal is for a presentation only or if you would also like to publish an article with the Detroit Mercy Law Review on your presentation topic. If you are interested in submitting an article, it will be due to the Law Review on Friday, Mar.15, 2019. Please submit a current CV or resume along with your proposal. We will notify chosen speakers by Nov. 30, 2018. Preference will be given to those willing to submit an article for publication.

rb

October 13, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

LLRN Conference Call for Papers--Due Soon!

John Howe (University of Melbourne) writes to remind us that the deadline for submitting paper ideas to present at the Fourth Labour Law Research Network Conference is October 15.  You can get more info about the conference here:  Download LLRN4 Valparaiso - Call for Papers).I The conference will be from June 23-25 in Valparaiso, Chile.

I went to the first LLRN conference in Barcelona, which was very interesting. From what I've heard, they're only getting better, so submit your ideas soon.

-Jeff Hirsch

October 3, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FINAL CALL: COSELL REGISTRATION ENDS ON MONDAY!!!

COSELL will be held in South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

 

SouthCarolina

Just a quick reminder that registration for COSELL XIII closes on August 20: Registration is currently still available here!!! 

The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina.  We are celebrating our move into a completely new legal facility, and we look forward to you joining us for the conference from the evening of Thursday, September 27th through the afternoon of Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  Information on registration, the conference hotel, and participating in the conference is available here.  Registration for the conference hotel is also now available online, and can be completed here.

We look forward to seeing everyone in South Carolina in a couple of months, and please let me know if you have any questions about the registration process

Joe Seiner

August 14, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Call for LEL Papers: Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review

Marquette

Here's a call for papers from the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review:

The Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review is seeking submissions for its Spring 2019 Symposium on the topic of the revitalization of labor law. In the past year, teachers across the nation have gone on strike en masse for higher wages and better working conditions. The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME is expected to have wide-ranging effects on public sector unions. These are but a few examples of current issues in labor law we hope to highlight.

Symposium articles will be published in Volume 20, Issue 1, scheduled for publication in Spring 2019. At this time, we invite all interested scholars and practitioners to submit a title and abstract to be considered for publication in the Symposium issue. Please send titles and abstracts no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.

Articles should be between twenty and twenty-five double-spaced pages. Final article submissions will be due December 31, 2018.

Titles and abstracts may be submitted via email to Travis L. Yang, Symposium Editor, at travis.yang@marquette.edu.

rb

July 28, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ILERA Conference - Seoul

IleraI am attending this week the International Labour and Employment Relations Association conference in Seoul. Here's a brief description of the organization:

The International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) was established in 1966 in response to a growing need to develop and exchange knowledge in the field of industrial relations, at the international level, and provide the academic and the practitioner with a forum for discussion and research. Its founding members were the British Universities Industrial Relations Association, the Industrial Relations Research Association (USA), the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Japan Institute of Labour. In 2010 it was decided to change its name to International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Ilera.

There are a respectable number of U.S. academics, mostly from business and ILR schools; relatively few are law faculty. There are about 1900 total attendees. There's a good mix of academics, H.R. practitioners, and labor union activists, though most of the panels are academically oriented. This is my first time to attend ILERA; I'm here because I (correctly) anticipated heavy representation from folks throughout East and Southeast Asia.

If you're interested in learning more, email me. If you're interested in attending the next ILERA conference (Lund, Sweden, 21-24 June 2021), a conference brochure is after the page break.

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July 24, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

AALS Call for Papers: Labor & Employment Law Protections and Religious Accomodations

The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts as part of a Call for Papers to be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting program in New Orleans. The program, titled Increasing Tension: Labor and Employment Law Protections and Religious Accommodations, will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm, and it is co-sponsored by the AALS Employment Discrimination Law and Law and Religion Sections. This program will follow the Labor Relations and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Sections breakfast held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 that morning.

This program will focus on the increasing tension between workplace and antidiscrimination laws and religious freedom.  Panelists will explore the challenges presented by this tension when religious exemptions from workplace and antidiscrimination laws are provided to religious organizations, employers with deeply held religious beliefs, and individual employees.  A panel of leading labor and employment law and law and religion scholars will address that issue from varying perspectives, including constitutional law (religious freedom and/or compelled speech and association in the workplace), traditional labor law (NLRB’s jurisdiction over religiously affiliated employers and the impact on employee organizing drives), and employment discrimination law.

We are seeking an additional speaker or speakers who will present on a relevant topic, and we particularly encourage new voices to submit a paper abstract. To be considered as an additional speaker, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a resume to Section Chair, Joseph Mastrosimone, at joseph.mastrosimone@washburn.edu by Friday, September 17, 2018. The Executive Committee of the Section will decide on the additional speaker(s). Any selected speaker(s) will be responsible for his/her registration fee as well as hotel and travel expenses related to speaking at the program on January 4, 2019. 

 

-Jeff Hirsch

July 19, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Discrimination, Labor and Employment News, Religion, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS New & Emerging Workplace Law Voices Call for Submissions

 

New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2019 AALS Annual Meetin

The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is inviting submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 3:30-4:45 p.m.  

About.  This works-in-progress session will give emerging workplace law scholars the opportunity for engagement on a current project with leaders in the field.  Each selected scholar will present a work-in-progress and receive comments from an assigned commentator, as well as from an audience of scholars in the field.  The session will provide new scholars a supportive environment in which to receive constructive feedback.

Eligibility.  Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid law schools are eligible to submit proposals. This call for papers is targeted to scholars with seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience.  Visitors (not full-time on a different faculty) and fellows are eligible to apply to present at this session.

Submission Format.   Please submit an abstract, précis, and/or introduction of the article that is sufficiently developed to allow the reviewers to evaluate the thesis and proposed execution of the project.

Submission Instructions.  To be considered, proposals should be submitted electronically to Professors Joseph Fishkin, at jfishkin@law.utexas.edu, and Joseph Mastrosimone, at joseph.mastrosimone@washburn.edu.  The deadline for submission is Friday, September 1, 2018.  

Selection.  Presenters will be selected after review by the Chairs of both sections.  Selected authors will be notified by September 29, 2018.  Presenters will be responsible for paying their annual meeting registration fee and travel expenses.  To facilitate valuable feedback at the session, presenters should provide a substantial draft by December 3, 2018.

Questions.  Any inquiries about the Call for Papers should be submitted to the Chair for the Section on Employment Discrimination Law, Professor Joseph Fishkin, at jfishkin@law.utexas.edu and/or the Chair for the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, Joseph Mastrosimone, atjoseph.mastrosimone@washburn.edu.

 

-Jeff Hirsch

July 19, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

COSELL XIII Registration Reminder - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

SouthCarolina

Just a quick reminder that registration for COSELL XIII closes on August 20: Registration is currently still available here!!! 

The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina.  We are celebrating our move into a completely new legal facility, and we look forward to you joining us for the conference from the evening of Thursday, September 27th through the afternoon of Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  Information on registration, the conference hotel, and participating in the conference is available here.  Registration for the conference hotel is also now available online, and can be completed here.

We look forward to seeing everyone in South Carolina in a couple of months, and please let me know if you have any questions about the registration process

Joe Seiner

July 12, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Biagi Conference Call for Papers

BiagiMany thanks to Susan Bisom-Rapp for sending the Call for Papers for the 2019 Marco Biagi Conference (Modena, Italy; March 18-20, 2019). The coming year’s theme is The Collective Dimension(s) of Employment Relations.

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June 25, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

COSELL XIII Registration Reminder - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

SouthCarolina

COSELL XIII Registration Now Open:  available here!!! 

Registration is now open for The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL), which will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina.  We are celebrating our move into a completely new legal facility, and we look forward to you joining us for the conference from the evening of Thursday, September 27th through the afternoon of Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  Information on registration, the conference hotel, and participating in the conference is now available here.  Registration for the conference hotel is also now available online, and can be completed here.

We look forward to seeing everyone in South Carolina next fall, and please let me know if you have any questions about the registration process

Joe Seiner

June 5, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 2, 2018

CHANGE OF DATE:  Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

CHANGE OF DATE: 

The Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum will be held at UC Davis Law School on Friday, November 16 – Saturday, November 17

Note:  This is a change from the earlier announced November 9-10 date. 

The date for submission of proposals (July 1) remains the same.

Corrected Call for Proposals:

Call for Proposals for the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Building on the success of the Inaugural Equality Law Scholars’ Forum held at UC Berkeley Law last fall, and in the spirit of academic engagement and mentoring in the area of Equality Law, we (Tristin Green, University of San Francisco; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, UC Berkeley; and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis) announce the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum to be held this fall.  This Scholars’ Forum seeks to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique and to provide scholars at all career stages the opportunity to engage with new scholarly currents and ideas.  We hope to bring together scholars with varied perspectives (e.g., critical race theory, class critical theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, law and society) across fields (e.g., criminal system, education, employment, family, health, immigration, property, tax) and with work relevant to many diverse identities (e.g., age, class, disability, national origin, race, sex, sexuality) to build bridges and to generate new ideas in the area of Equality Law.  

We will select five relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) to present papers from proposals submitted in response to this Call for Proposals. In so doing, we will select papers that cover a broad range of topics within the area of Equality Law.  Leading senior scholars will provide commentary on each of the featured papers in an intimate and collegial setting.  The Equality Law Scholars’ Forum will pay transportation and accommodation expenses for participants and will host a dinner on Friday evening.  

This year’s Forum will be held on November 16-17, 2018 at UC Davis Law School.

Junior scholars are invited to submit abstracts of proposed papers, 3-5 pages in length, by July 1, 2018.

Full drafts must be available for circulation to participants by October 19, 2018.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Tristin Green, USF School of Law, tgreen4@usfca.edu.  Electronic submissions via email are preferred.

 

CAS

June 2, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Announcing the Eighth and Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conferences

Peter Wiedenbeck (Wash. U.) writes to let us know about the annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conferences, which have been running since 2012. The save-the-date  announcement:

We are pleased to announce the dates and locations of the next two annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conferences. The schedule is:

Academic Year 2018–2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

University of Illinois College of Law

Organized by Sean Anderson

[email: smander@illinois.edu; telephone: 217-244-8256]

Academic Year 2019–2020

Friday, October 18, 2019

Boston College Law School

Organized by Natalya Shnitser

[email: natalya.shnitser@bc.edu; telephone: 617-552-2883]

If you are interested in participating in either conference, contact the organizer to receive additional information.

-Jeff Hirsch

May 23, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Pension and Benefits | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Call for Proposals for the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Call for Proposals for the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum

Building on the success of the Inaugural Equality Law Scholars’ Forum held at UC Berkeley Law last fall, and in the spirit of academic engagement and mentoring in the area of Equality Law, we (Tristin Green, University of San Francisco; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, UC Berkeley; and Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis) announce the Second Annual Equality Law Scholars’ Forum to be held this fall.  This Scholars’ Forum seeks to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique and to provide scholars at all career stages the opportunity to engage with new scholarly currents and ideas.  We hope to bring together scholars with varied perspectives (e.g., critical race theory, class critical theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, law and society) across fields (e.g., criminal system, education, employment, family, health, immigration, property, tax) and with work relevant to many diverse identities (e.g., age, class, disability, national origin, race, sex, sexuality) to build bridges and to generate new ideas in the area of Equality Law.  

We will select five relatively junior scholars (untenured, newly tenured, or prospective professors) to present papers from proposals submitted in response to this Call for Proposals. In so doing, we will select papers that cover a broad range of topics within the area of Equality Law.  Leading senior scholars will provide commentary on each of the featured papers in an intimate and collegial setting.  The Equality Law Scholars’ Forum will pay transportation and accommodation expenses for participants and will host a dinner on Friday evening.  

This year’s Forum will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at UC Davis Law School.

Junior scholars are invited to submit abstracts of proposed papers, 3-5 pages in length, by July 1, 2018.

 Full drafts must be available for circulation to participants by October 19, 2018.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Tristin Green, USF School of Law, tgreen4@usfca.edu.  Electronic submissions via email are preferred.

CAS

May 10, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Registration Now Open - COSELL XIII - South Carolina, Sept. 27-29

SouthCarolina

COSELL XIII Registration Now Open:  available here!!! 

Registration is now open for The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL), which will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina.  We are celebrating our move into a completely new legal facility, and we look forward to you joining us for the conference from the evening of Thursday, September 27th through the afternoon of Saturday, September 29th, 2018.  Information on registration, the conference hotel, and participating in the conference is now available here.   

We look forward to seeing everyone in South Carolina next fall, and please let me know if you have any questions about the registration process

Joe Seiner

April 19, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Symposium on Animus, Bill Araiza's book, at Stetson

Friend-of-the-blog, Jason Bent (Stetson) shared news of a symposium at Stetson this Friday that sounds like it will be of interest to many of our readers:

On Friday, April 20, the Stetson Law Review is hosting a symposium exploring the Supreme Court’s emerging animus doctrine in constitutional law.  The discussion is inspired by Brooklyn Law Professor William D. Araiza’s new book, Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law.  The symposium will explore the role of animus in the Court’s recent equal protection jurisprudence, including United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, as well as its implications for religious freedoms and workplace law.  The symposium can be viewed for free via simultaneous webcast.  For the full agenda, the list of speakers, and more information about registering or viewing the webcast please visit:   

 http://www.stetson.edu/law/conferences/homepages/law-review-symposium.php

The lineup looks great and includes a number of workplace law friends, like Jessica Clarke (Minnesota) and Katie Eyer (Rutgers). Tune in to the live webcast if you can't make it in person.

MM 

April 17, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia, Employment Discrimination | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop at SEALS

Friend-of-Blog Brad Areheart (Tennessee) sends along the following workshop information for SEALS:

Each year, SEALS hosts a Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, which provides opportunities for aspiring law teachers to network and participate in mock interviews and mock job talks — prior to the actual teaching market. The Committee also schedules 1-on-1 sessions for candidates to receive faculty feedback on their CVs. This year’s Prospective Law Teacher’s Workshop will be held at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, August 6, and Tuesday, August 7, 2018. There are also many excellent panels throughout the week that are targeted to newer law professors, which prospective law professors will also find helpful. See http://sealslawschools.org/submissions/program/programwp.asp. If you are interested in participating in this year’s workshop, please send your CV and a brief statement of interest to professor Brad Areheart (Tennessee) at brad.areheart@tennessee.edu, who co-chairs the committee along with professor Leah Grinvald (Suffolk). Please also indicate when you are planning to go on the teaching market. Applications are due by May 15, 2018. Many of the past workshop participants have gone on to obtain tenure-track appointments and now teach at a wide variety of law schools, including Tulane, South Carolina, UNC, Cal Western, Boston College, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Boston U., Tulsa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Maryland, Idaho, Colorado, Miami, Richmond, Louisville, and others.

This is a great opportunity for new law teachers, and SEALS is always a great conference to attend.

- Joe Seiner

April 16, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Call-for-Papers: Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy

Diane Ring (Boston College) sends along a call-for-papers on reshaping work in the platform economy (Amsterdam, October 25-26, 2018).  The section related to law is attached below, and the full announcement is available at this Call for papers link.

"We welcome academics, business leaders, national and European law- and policymakers, representatives from the temporary staffing industry, platform companies, and platform workers to explore and discuss the evolving intersection between law and the platform economy on critical issues that are shaping the future of work. Accordingly, scholars and other professionals are invited to present papers across a range of legal research topics including, not limited to: • Labor law and policy: emerging trends, options and challenges • Dispute resolution: role of arbitration, courts, and regulation • Discrimination across the platform economy: platforms, workers and consumers • Liability and Risk: current practices, alternatives and implications for allocating liability and risk • Taxation: the impact of tax design choices on the direction of the platform economy and on the role of workers in platform business models • Consumer protection and/or Competition law: impact on establishing a level playing field".

This looks like a great conference and opportunity to engage in this complex and emerging area of the law.

- Joe Seiner

April 10, 2018 in Conferences & Colloquia | Permalink | Comments (0)