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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 4

    Defining Employee

    Defining Employee
    The task of defining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor has long been an issue for the legal system. With recent decisions in Uber and Lyft, the issue has drawn increasing attention from the mainstream media,...
  • Jul 31

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law

    Silicon Valley, Meet Labor Law
    This is cross-posted from PrawfsBlawg with permission of the author, Heather Whitney (Bigelow Fellow, Chicago). I worked on Google’s Global Ethics & Compliance team from 2007-2010 and at that time the thought of labor law having…
  • Jul 29

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?

    Do Right-to-Work Laws Increase Inequality?
    Vladimir Kogan (Ohio State - Political Science) has just posted on SSRN his article Do Anti-Union Policies Increase Inequality? Evidence from State Adoption of Right-to-Work Laws. Here's the abstract: The distribution of income lies at the…
Rank this Week: 270

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 1

    Welcome to Our August Blogger

    Welcome to Our August Blogger
    Our August student guest blogger will be 2L James Wold. James is originally from Janesville, Wisconsin, and has worked for over a decade as a sports editor. He is interested in sports law, particularly international sports law. Many thanks to…
  • Jul 28

    Broad Support for Regional Economic Cooperation Found in New Law School Poll

    Broad Support for Regional Economic Cooperation Found in New Law School Poll
      A substantial majority of people in the Chicago “megacity” – the region stretching from the Milwaukee area, across metropolitan Chicago, and into northwest Indiana – want to see their political leaders make a…
  • Jul 27

    Marquette Students Study Comparative Law in Germany

    Marquette Students Study Comparative Law in Germany
    This is week Two of the Summer Session in International and Comparative Law, taking place in Giessen, Germany.  Pictured to the left are my students in the class on Comparative Law.  They come from Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Brazil,…
Rank this Week: 458

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 4

    For an interesting take on…

    For an interesting take on “Deflategate” and Tom Brady’s legal maneuvers to overturn his four-game suspension imposed by the NFL Commissioner acting as “arbitrator,” see George Friedman’s blog post,…
  • Aug 4

    Second Circuit Enforces Class Action Waiver in Brokerage Firm Employee’s PDAA

    Second Circuit Enforces Class Action Waiver in Brokerage Firm Employee’s PDAA
    Earlier this summer, the Second Circuit upheld a district court decision compelling individual arbitration of a brokerage employee’s federal and state wage-and-hour claims and enforcing a class and collective action waiver in the…
  • Aug 4

    Hiring: Dispute Resolution Prof

    Hiring: Dispute Resolution Prof
    Job postings for the next appointments cycle are dribbling out, and I’ve come across two postings indicating an interest in Dispute Resolution candidates – Arkansas and Willamette.  And if you count “skills courses…
Rank this Week: 1230

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 4726

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy

    The Placebo Effect and Psychotherapy
    What the power of positive thinking may have begun to lose by the late 1990s in terms of political stridency, it gained in terms of biomedical responsibility. More than anything else, this respectability was gained through the increasingly…
  • May 25

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day

    A poem in the spirit of Memorial Day
    During the War When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most of it was still there. Spring was late, the trees forgot to leaf out. I stood in a long line waiting…
  • May 21

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality

    Joining the Fight Against Inequality
    The following provocative policy proposals are found in Anthony B. Atkinson’s book, Inequality: what can be done?(Harvard University Press, 2015): 303-304. 1. The direction of technological change should be an explicit concern of…
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