Speakers and Journal Authors

Teaching Employment and Labor Law

Rachel Arnow-RichmanRachel Arnow-Richman
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Rachel Arnow-Richman earned her JD, cum laude, from Harvard University and her BA, summa cum laude, in English from Rutgers University. She also holds an LLM from Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law. Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Arnow-Richman was an associate professor at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a visiting associate professor at Temple University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, she served as a judicial clerk to the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced employment and commercial law at Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP in Philadelphia. Professor Arnow-Richman teaches and publishes in the areas of employment law and contracts. She serves on the Executive Committees of the American Association of Law Schools Sections on Labor and Employment Law and Contracts and Commercial Law.

Matthew BodieMatthew Bodie
Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Matt Bodie joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2006. He teaches and writes on corporate, contract, employment, and labor law subjects. He was a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame during the Fall 2012 semester.

Professor Bodie graduated from Princeton University in 1991. After working for non-profits in the fields of community investment and land reform, he attended Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and social chair of the Harvard Law Review and earned best team and best brief awards in the Ames Moot Court competition. After graduating from Harvard in 1996, Professor Bodie served as a law clerk to Judge M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. From 1997 to 2000, he served as a field attorney in the New York office of the National Labor Relations Board, investigating and litigating unfair labor practice charges and conducting representation hearings and elections. He then taught at New York University School of Law as an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering and earned an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law. Professor Bodie served as an associate professor at Hofstra University School of Law from 2002 to 2006, where he taught Business Organizations, Contracts, Corporate Governance and Employment Law.

Professor Bodie’s research focuses on the role of information, control, and ownership within the corporation and the workplace. His articles have been published in Virginia Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Cardozo Law Review , the Journal of Corporation Law , and the Journal of Legal Education. His article, “Information and the Market for Union Representation,” was selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and the annual meeting of the American Law & Economics Association. In addition, he is writing a series of articles on the theory and structure of corporate voting rights with Grant Hayden, a professor at Hofstra University School of Law.

Professor Bodie is a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Employment Law. He is also a Research Fellow at New York University’s Center for Labor and Employment Law and a member of the Board of Advisors for the eLangdell Project. Since 2005 he has been a contributor to PrawfsBlawg, a weblog for legal academics.

Miriam CherryMiriam Cherry
Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Miriam Cherry’s scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on the intersection of technology and globalization with business, contract, and employment law topics. In her recent work, Professor Cherry analyzes crowdfunding, markets for corporate social responsibility, virtual work, and social entrepreneurship. Professor Cherry’s articles will appear or have appeared in the Northwestern Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Washington Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review, among others.

Professor Cherry attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, where she was a research assistant to Professor Martha Minow, the present dean. After graduation from law school, Professor Cherry clerked for Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and then for Judge Gerald Heaney of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In 2001, a transition to the private sector took Professor Cherry to the Boston firm of Foley Hoag LLP, where she practiced corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance filings, venture capital, and private debt financing. She was also associated with the firm of Berman, DeValerio & Pease, where she was involved in litigating several accounting fraud cases including those against former telecom giant WorldCom and Symbol Technologies, which resulted in a $139 million settlement. Professor Cherry has been on the faculty or visited at a number of law schools, including the University of Georgia, University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law, and Cumberland School of Law. In 2008, she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.

Laura CooperLaura Cooper
J. Stewart & Mario Thomas McClendon Professor in Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution
The University of Minnesota Law School

Laura J. Cooper is the J. Stewart & Mario Thomas McClendon Professor in Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the University of Minnesota Law School and has decades of experience as an arbitrator and mediator of workplace disputes.  She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.  She is the co-author or co-editor of six books including ADR in the Workplace and Labor Law Stories.  Her publications include numerous historical, analytical, bibliographic, and empirical articles on labor and employment law.  She is returning in Spring 2013 to teach for the fourth time at Uppsala University, Sweden.  Professor Cooper is the co-editor of the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.  She is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and previously served as a member of its ethics committee and Board of Governors.  She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and formerly chaired the Labor Law Group and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She has received awards from Indiana University, the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota for, variously, professional achievement, outstanding teaching, and leadership in securing the legal rights of low income residents and in promoting women’s equality and development.

Marion CrainMarion Crain
Vice Provost, Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital
Washington University School of Law

Professor Marion Crain, an expert in labor and employment law, directs the law school’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Her scholarship examines the relationships among gender, work, and class status with a particular emphasis on collective action and labor relations. She is the author or co-author of a labor law casebook, an employment law casebook, and numerous law review articles and book chapters on labor and employment law, labor unionism, and the working poor. Professor Crain is chair of the Labor Law Group, an international collective of labor and employment law professors who work collaboratively to improve labor and employment law pedagogy through the production of course materials, and serves on the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. In addition to her legal research and scholarship, she received the David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award in 2009 for excellence in teaching.  Professor Crain serves as Vice Provost for Washington University.  Her service to the law school includes chairing the Decanal Review Committee; chairing the Student Life Committee and chairing the Promotion & Tenure Committee. Before joining the law faculty, she practiced labor and employment law with Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles; clerked for the Hon. Arthur L. Alarcon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and taught at several other law schools.

Rafael GelyRafael Gely
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Rafael Gely joined the faculty at the University of Missouri after 18 years of teaching, including academic positions at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, Chicago-Kent College of Law and most recently at the University of Cincinnati, where he served as the Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law. Professor Gely earned his JD and PhD in labor and industrial relations at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. His scholarship reflects his interdisciplinary academic training. His research, which primarily focuses on the regulation of labor markets, incorporates a variety of theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches, drawing from the expertise of co-authors in a wide range of disciplines.  Professor Gely has published more than 40 articles in nationally and internationally recognized academic journals, including the Rand Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, the Texas Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review. Professor Gely has received various scholarship awards including the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers' Eisenberg Prize for his recent article in the Wisconsin Law Review, "The Supreme Court and DIGs: An Empirical and Institutional Analysis" (co-authored with Professor Michael Solimine). At the University of Missouri School of Law, Professor Gely teaches courses in employment law, labor arbitration and labor law, among others.

Wendy GreeneWendy Greene
Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Development
Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Professor Wendy Greene is an Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Development at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Since joining the Cumberland faculty in 2007, Professor Wendy Greene has presented extensively her scholarship on racial inequality in the contemporary workplace. Professor Greene teaches Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and seminars on Critical Race Theory and Race and American Law and has also taught Constitutional Law II, Equitable Remedies, and Real Property. While at Cumberland, colleagues and students have recognized Professor Greene for her excellence in teaching and scholarship; she is the 2011 recipient of the Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award for Upper Level Courses and the 2009 recipient of the Lightfoot, Franklin & White Award for Best Junior Faculty Scholarship for her article, Title VII: What’s Hair (and Other Race-Based Characteristics) Got to Do With It? 79 COL. L. REV. 1356 (2008).

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Professor Greene graduated cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with an Honors Distinction in English and a double minor in African American Studies and Spanish. She also earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School and a Masters of Law degree from the George Washington University Law School, where she specialized in employment discrimination and comparative slavery and race relations law in the Americas. 

Pauline KimPauline Kim
Charles Nagel Professor of Constitutional Law and Political Science
Washington University School of Law

Professor Pauline Kim is a nationally recognized expert on employment law and judicial decision-making. Co-author of one of the leading textbooks on work law, she has written widely on issues such as job security, employee privacy, the federal judiciary, and the influences on judicial decision-making. Professor Kim served as the law school’s associate dean for research and faculty development from 2008 to 2010 and was the recipient of the law school’s first John S. Lehmann Research Professorship. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and an advisor to the ALI’s Restatement of Employment Law. Professor Kim is a core faculty member for the law school’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law, as well as an advisory board member for its Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. She was principal investigator on a two year NSF-funded research project on government-initiated employment discrimination litigation in the federal courts. Before joining the faculty, Professor Kim clerked for the Hon. Cecil F. Poole, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a staff attorney at the Employment Law Center/Legal Aid Society of California, where she litigated cases involving race, sex, and disability discrimination; racial and sexual harassment; and unlawful working conditions.

Martin MalinMartin Malin
Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Professor Malin is director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace and teaches Labor Law, Employment Relationships, Public Sector Employees, and Justice and the Legal System. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University's James Madison College and his J.D. from George Washington University, where he was an editor of the law review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1980 after serving as law clerk to United States District Judge Robert E. DeMascio in Detroit and on the faculty of Ohio State University.

Professor Malin is a former national chair of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, a former member of the Executive Committee of The Labor Law Group, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. During 1984 and 1985, Professor Malin served as consultant to the Illinois State, Local and Educational Labor Relations Boards and drafted the boards' regulations implementing the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. From 2004 to 2008, he served as reporter to the Neutrality Project of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies, which produced a mini-treatise on labor board and mediation agency impartiality. In October 2009, President Obama appointed Professor Malin as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which resolves impasses in collective bargaining between federal agencies and unions that represent their employees.

Marcia McCormickMarcia L. McCormick
Associate Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Marcia L. McCormick joined the SLU LAW faculty as an associate professor in 2009. Her scholarship has explored the areas of employment and labor law, federal courts, as well as gender and the law. A prolific blogger, Prof. McCormick is a co-editor and contributor to the Workplace Prof Blog, which provides daily information on developments in the law of the workplace and scholarship about it.

Professor McCormick earned her B.A. from Grinnell College and is an honors graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law. During law school, she was the managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate.

Professor McCormick began her legal career as a staff attorney with the International Human Rights Law Institute, where she directed analysis and research of allegations of sexual violence committed during the war in what was formerly known as Yugoslavia. She then went to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, in which she litigated civil appeals in state and federal courts. She left the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to join the faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prof. McCormick then moved on to Cumberland Law School at Samford University, before coming to SLU LAW.

Elizabeth PendoElizabeth Pendo
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Elizabeth Pendo joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2008 after a year-long visit. She is a member of the Center for Health Law Studies and the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Professor Pendo teaches and writes in the areas of disability discrimination, health law and bioethics, employment discrimination law and civil procedure. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of issues of disability, gender and race in health insurance, health care and employment.

Professor Pendo graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and received her J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before entering academia, Professor Pendo served as a Pro Se Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and she practiced as an ERISA litigation specialist in the law department of MetLife in New York. She is a member of the state bars of California and New York.

Prior to joining the faculty at SLU LAW, she taught at Saint Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. While in Florida, Professor Pendo served as appointed member and elected Chair of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration's Managed Care Ombudsman Committee, investigating and resolving health care consumer complaints regarding services received through managed care programs.

Professor Pendo has also taught health law and bioethics-related courses in the Masters of Science in Health Law Program at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, for the Certificate Program for the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and at The Royal College University Escorial Maria Cristina in Spain.

Nicole PorterNicole Porter
Visiting Professor
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Nicole B. Porter is visiting at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for the 2012-13 academic year. Her home school is the University of Toledo College of Law where she is a professor of law and recently finished a short stint as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Prior to Toledo, Porter was an Assistant Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law. Professor Porter earned her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Editor in Chief of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. After law school, Porter was in-house counsel for a manufacturing company and practiced employment law in a large law firm in Detroit. She also clerked for the Honorable James L. Ryan, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her research interests focus on the employment rights of women and individuals with disabilities.

Joseph SlaterJoseph Slater
Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values
University of Toledo College of Law

Professor Joseph E. Slater, a faculty member since 1999, is a graduate of Georgetown University (PhD), the University of Michigan Law School (JD), and Oberlin College (BA). Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Slater practiced labor and employment law in Washington, D.C. for twelve years. He also was an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and an Instructor and Teaching Assistant at Georgetown University's History Department. He has published in the field of labor law and history.

Kerri StoneKerri Stone
Professor of Law
Florida International University College of Law

Professor Stone teaches Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law, and Contracts at the FIU College of Law. After receiving a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, magna cum laude, Professor Stone received her Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law, where she was named a Robert McKay Scholar and served as the Developments Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.

She has served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Dolinger in the Southern District of New York, the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes and the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, both of whom sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, New Jersey. Professor Stone was then associated with the law firm of Proskauer Rose in New York, New York, at which time she was appointed to the Federal Legislation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She served as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University’s School of Business in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Professor Stone then became an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Her research focuses on examining anti-discrimination jurisprudence, and her work has appeared or will appear in the Hastings Law Journal, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Akron Law Review, the Loyola Law Review, the Kansas Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, and the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, among other journals. She is an officer of and an advisor to the Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inn of Court, and she was recently appointed as a Research Fellow of NYU’s Center for Labor and Employment Law and as a Contributing Editor for Jotwell’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

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