The Labor and Employment Law Colloquium

Washington University Law School and St. Louis University Law School are pleased to announce that they co-hosted the Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on September 24-25, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Colloquium, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for labor and employment law scholars to present works-in-progress and receive feedback from their colleagues in the field. 

The colloquium met on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, and was organized around panel presentations of papers in related areas. Topics included issues in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law and Employee Benefits, including international and comparative work in these fields.  The colloquium hosted 60 presenters.

The St. Louis University Law Journal will publish a symposium issue in connection with the colloquium. Interested authors should submit their articles to the journal by December 1, 2010, and authors whose articles are chosen will be notified by February 1, 2011. More details on the submission process will be available at the colloquium.

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Participant

Title

Sean Anderson Textualism, Purposivism, and Shifting Generality in Statutory Interpretation: Some Lessons from ERISA
Bradley Areheart Disability Trouble
Dianne Avery Ladies In Red
Rick Bales An Empirical Snapshot of Teachers of Labor/Employment Law Courses
Scott Bauries The "Strike Zone" in Garcetti v. Ceballos
Matt Bodie The Roberts Court and the Law of Human Resources
Thomas Burch Arbitration Pragmatism
Susan Cancelosi Wave Bye-Bye: Retiree Health Benefits Post-Health Reform
Susan Carle A New Look at the History of Title VII Disparate Impact Doctrine
Eric Chaffee Using Contract Law to Resolve What Duties Are Owed to Shareholder Employees: An Analysis of How Equity Ownership Does and Should Effect Employment-At-Will Status
Miriam Cherry Virtual Work
Marion Crain Consuming Work
Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Floods, Crimes, and Aliens: Representations of Immigrant Workers in the Law
Matthew Dimick Paths to Power: Labor Law, Union Density, and the Ghent System
Zev Eigen The Forum for Adjudication of Employment Disputes
Alek Felstiner Grappling with Online Work: Lessons from Cyberlaw
Lawrence Frolik When 401(k) Plans Meet Evolutionary Biology, You Can Kiss Your Secure Retirement Goodbye
Ruben Garcia Citizenship at Work
Charlotte Garden Citizens, United and Citizens United: The Future of Labor Speech Rights
Pamela Gershuny Single Mothers and Work
Timothy Glynn Taking the Employer Out of Employment Law:  Extending Accountability for Wage and Hour Violations
Michael Green Employer-Provided Mobile Communication Devices: Keeping the Employees’ Expectation of Privacy Realistic?
William  A. Herbert New Technology and Representation Elections: Don’t Go Mistaking Paradise for Technology Across the Road
Jeffrey Hirsch Unjust Dismissal Laws in Other Countries
Sharona Hoffman The Importance of Immutability
Lucinda Jesson Rethinking Workplace Wellness Plans
Pauline Kim The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Structural Reform of the American Workplace (co-author Margo Schlanger)
Ariana Levinson Initiating a Project to Discern What Arbitration Cases Tell Us about Union Waivers of Employees’ Statutory Rights
Nancy Levit Separate Silos: Feminist Theory, Masculinity Theory and Sex Segregation in Employment
Ann McGinley Separate Silos: Feminist Theory, Masculinity Theory and Sex Segregation in Employment
Miranda McGowan Engendered Differences--Sex Discrimination's Failed Analogy to Race
Fiona McQuarrie Regulating The Duty of Fair Representation: A Comparison of Two Canadian Jurisdictions
Scott Moss Who's Afraid of the Big Wage Suit? How Courts Misapprehend the Differences Between the Three Aggregate Litigation Devices -- Rule 23, Rule 20, and 29 U.S.C. 216(b)
Daniel O'Gorman Labor Activity and the Contract-Law Doctrine of Impossibility
Angela Onwuachi-Willig Punishing Work and Marriage
Sachin Pandya Affirmative Action after Ricci: Detecting the Stealth Erosion of Precedent
Nicole Porter Paycheck Fairness Act to the Rescue! Precluding the Use of Market Excuses and Reviving the Equal Pay Act
Sharon Rabin-Margalioth Is Ricci v. DeStefano Good For Plaintiffs?
Gowri Ramachandran Pay Transparency
Laura Rosenbury Work Wives
Nantiya Ruan Who's Afraid of the Big Wage Suit? How Courts Misapprehend the Differences Between the Three Aggregate Litigation Devices -- Rule 23, Rule 20, and 29 U.S.C. 216(b)
Robin Runge  Leave, Poverty, and Low Income Women
Letitia Saucedo Separate Silos: Feminist Theory, Masculinity Theory and Sex Segregation in Employment
Paul Secunda Psychological Realism in Labor Law
Joseph Seiner The Future of Workplace Punitive Damages
Joseph Slater Is “Collective Bargaining” a Term of Art?  A Law Prof. as Expert Witness on How the History of Labor Relations Can Help the Missouri Courts Interpret Their Constitution Today.
Sara Slinn New Technology and Representation Elections: Don’t Go Mistaking Paradise for Technology Across the Road
Peggie Smith Intimacy, Race, and Personal Preferences in Home Care
Sandra Sperino Taking Off the Long-Worn Glasses:  A Call to Reconsider the Framework Approach to Discrimination Law
Kerri Stone Shifting Paradigms: Court Confusion About Supervisors’ Dispositions
Suja Thomas The Case For Employment Discrimination Laws: A 21st Century Response to Professor Epstein's Forbidden Grounds
Michelle Travis Toward a New Universality: The Americans With and Without Disabilities Act
Emily Waldman When Can -- and Should -- Schools Restrict Students' Hostile Speech About School Officials?
Marley Weiss Anti-Retaliation Law, Employment Protection Law, and Effective Regulation of the Workplace
Deborah Widiss Reconfiguring Sex, Gender, and the Law of Marriage
Steven Willborn The International Labor Organization: Paradox and Promise
Noah Zatz An Individualist Theory of Disparate Impact
Rebecca Zietlow Free at Last! Anti-Subordination and the Thirteenth Amendment
Michael Zimmer Unions & the Great Recession: Which Way the Movement?

 

Conference Organizers

  • Professor Marion Crain, Washington University Law School
  • Professor Pauline Kim, Washington University Law School
  • Professor Laura Rosenbury, Washington University Law School
  • Professor Peggie Smith, Washington University Law School
  • Professor Matthew Bodie, St. Louis University Law School
  • Professor Susan A. FitzGibbon, St. Louis University Law School
  • Professor Marcia McCormick, St. Louis University Law School
  • Professor Miriam Cherry, Visiting Professor, St. Louis University Law

Travel and Hotel Information

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  • Travel Information
    Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is easy to get to from most parts of the country, and you can see how to get to the conference hotel from the airport here.  Amtrak also serves St. Louis, and it's especially convenient if you're coming from Chicago or Kansas City (or someplace that links to one of those cities).  Getting around in St. Louis is also pretty easy, either with cabs or, especially between the airport, hotel, and Wash. U., using the light rail system.
  • For more information about things to do in St. Louis, go to the Explore St. Louis website.

Questions? Contact

Washington University Law • Shelly Ford
T: 314.935.7988 • Email: sford@wulaw.wustl.edu