Center Events

This page will serve as the source of the latest information on the Center's events to be held at Washington University School of Law. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for any updates. 

The Center will explore various themes through upcoming symposia, lectures, and sponsored research projects with a primary focus on work (waged and unwaged) and social capital (the value that lies in networks of relationships).  Crain and other faculty from a variety of interdisciplinary backgrounds will direct these programs.

SPRING 2014 

Work, Families and Public Policy Seminar Series

A Biweekly Brown Bag Seminar Series with Topics Relating to Labor, Households, Health Care, Law, and Social Welfare
Spring 2014 Schedule
CIS is a proud co-sponsor with The Wells Fargo Advisory Center For Finance and Accounting Research in the Olin Business School, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the Center for Social Development, the Department of Economics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [more]

Thomas A. Saenz Lecture - America's Critical Immigrant Workforce: The Evolving Legal Landscape - February 27, 2014

Noon - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Room 310) [more]
In conjunction with the Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers Series

Chai Feldblum Panel Discussion - Career Opportunities and New Directions in Employment and Labor Practice - March 17, 2014

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Trial Courtroom (Room 309) [more] [video]

Chai Feldblum has served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010, having been nominated to serve by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, initially for a term ending on July 1, 2013. President Obama nominated her to serve a second term ending on July 1, 2018, and she was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2013.

Rochelle Skolnick
, JD '06, Schuchat Cook & Werner
Andrew Metcalf, JD '13, Ogletree Deakins
Jerome Diekemper, Employment/Labor Mediator/Arbitrator


Peggie Smith, Charles Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law

Chai Feldblum Lecture - The 50th Anniversary of Title VII and the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Legal and Social Change Implications - March 18, 2014

Noon - Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Room 310) [video]
Free and open to the public.  1.0 MCLE

Co-sponsored by Washington University Assembly Series, Woman’s Club, and Gephardt Institute for Public Service; and the School of Law Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital, Women’s Law Caucus, Labor & Employment Society, Public Service Advisory Board, Law & Social Work Society, and OUTLaw student groups.

Check back regularly for updates to our calendar. 



Click here to view previous Center events.