Employment and Labor Law Speaker Series


United States Senator Sherrod Brown, February 29, 2016, "Assault on Workers’ Rights: Labor Law and the Erosion of Worker Protections"


Danielle Doza & Amy Ryder Wentz, October 22, 2014, "The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws and the Religious Rights of Employers"


The 2014 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Suzanne B. Goldberg, the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, February 26, 2014, "21st Century Employment Discrimination: LGBT Employees and New Perspectives on Workplace Law"


Rick McHugh, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Employment Law Project, October 1, 2013, "Unemployment Compensation: Is There Still Room for a New Deal Program in a Global Economy?"


The 2012 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Deborah L. Brake, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, March 26, 2012, Working Hard, Hardly Working: How Misinterpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Have Undermined its Effectiveness


The 2011 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Ariana R. Levinson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, March 31, 2011, Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: The Quest for Balanced Interests


Edward L. Gilbert, Edward L. Gilbert Co., LLP, Deborah L. Gordon, Law Offices of Deborah L. Gordon, Esq., Lee J. Hutton, Littler Mendelson, September 29, 2010,

Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor, The Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, March 1, 2010, The ADA Amendment Act of 2008: Will It Improve the Plaintiff’s Chances of Success?


The 2009 Littler Mendelson Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Julius G. Getman, Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair, University of Texas School of Law, Are Unions Putting Their Eggs in the Wrong Basket?

Michael Z. Green, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, March 12, 2009 “Where Are We Going with the Merger of Employment Discrimination Claims and Alternative Dispute Resolution?”


Thomas H. Barnard, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins, November 18, 2008 “The Impact of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act on the Workplace”

Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project, October 21, 2008 “The End of the Dark Ages? The Revolution in Legal Rights for Whistleblowers”

Ann C. McGinley, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, March 26, 2008 “Masculinities, Gender Identity and Harassment at Work”


Frederick M. Gittes, Gittes & Schulte, Columbus, Ohio, October 3, 2007 “The Assault on the Right to Trial by Jury”

Kimberly Yuracko, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, March 29, 2007 "Trait Discrimination as Status Discrimination: the Contested Future of Title VII Law"

Ronald J. James, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Wahington, D.C. February 15, 2007 "Homeland Security: How 9/11 Forced a Transformation in Public Sector Employment"


Vicki Schultz, The Ford Foundation Professor of Law, Yale Law School , April 6, 2006 "Sexuality and Gender in the Workplace: Making Sense of Sexual Harassment Law"*

Honorable Andrew Douglas, Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio (ret.), Executive Director, Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, September 25, 2006 "Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Contract Negotiations and Case Law"

Jennifer L. Gordon, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, February 9, 2006 "Law, Lawyers and Labor: The United Farm Workers’ Legal Strategy in the 1960s and 1970s and the Role of Law in Union Organizing Today"


James J. Brudney, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law, September 26, 2005 “The Future of Union Organizing: Labor Board Elections or Private Neutrality Agreements?”

Theresa Demchak, Partner Goldstein Demchack Baler Borgen & Dardarian, April 4, 2005 “Litigating Fair Employment Class Action Cases from the Plaintiffs' Perspective”

Eric Tucker, Professor of Law Osgood Hall Law School, Visiting Scholar, C-M College of Law, February 8, 2005 “Great Expectations Defeated? Divergence in North American Labour and Employment Law Post-NAFTA”


The 2004 Duvin Cahn & Hutton Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Cynthia Estlund, Isidor & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Vice-Dean, Columbia University School of Law, September 27, 2004 “Working Together under Antidiscrimination Law: Paradoxes and Possibilities”

Joan Williams, Professor of Law and Executive Director, Program on Gender, Work, & Family American University Washington College of Law, Visiting Scholar, C-M College of Law (Co-sponsored with the Cleveland-Marshall Fund), March 11, 2004 “Beyond the Maternal Wall: When Mothers (and Fathers) Sue for Job Discrimination”

Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Fund, February 23, 2004 “The Globalization of Labor and Employment Law: Suing Multinational Companies in US Courts for Violations of Workers' Human Rights”


The 2003 Duvin Cahn & Hutton Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Sam Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law and Director, Center for Labor and Employment Law NYU School of Law, September 24, 2003 “One Size Does Not Fit All: Creating a Competitive Market for Workplace Representation Services”

The 2003 Duvin Cahn & Hutton Employment and Labor Law Lecture, Cornell Law School Professor of Law Stewart Jon Schwab, April 8, 2003 “How Hard Is It to Win an Employment Discrimination Case? Evidence from Government Data”

Irene Lynch-Fallon, Professor of Law University College, Cork (Ireland), February 13, 2003 “Are Americans Really Overworked? European Social Policy and Why Employment Laws Matter”


Martin H. Malin, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent School of Law, October 23, 2002 “Visions of Employment Arbitration”

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