Sunday, August 14, 2011

University of Wisconsin Law School Symposium, "The Constitutionalization of Labor and Employment Law?"

On October 28 & 29, 2011 my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin Law School, will be holding symposium titled, "The Constitutionalization of Labor and Employment Law?" From UW's website for the event:

The Constitutionalization of Labor and Employment Law? is an innovative and timely symposium at the intersection of constitutional law and labor and employment law. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases have contained much legal discussion at the intersection of constitutional law concepts and the law of the workplace – both in the public-sector workplace where constitutional state action exists and in the private-sector workplace where it does not. Recent cases include: Garcetti v. Ceballos, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, City of Ontario v. Quon, NASA v. Nelson, Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agricultural, and Ricci v. DeStefano.

Through discussion of five separate areas of constitutional law:

  1. Freedom of Speech,
  2. Freedom of Association,
  3. Equal Protection,
  4. The 13th Amendment, and
  5. Workplace Privacy under the Fourth Amendment,

this symposium explores whether constitutional law concepts are infiltrating public and private labor and employment law, and whether this development is beneficial or detrimental to the rights of workers.

Up to 12.0 CLE credits have been approved for this event for all you Wisconsin lawyers trying to get their credits! Hope to see you all there!

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