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Annual Workplace Law Scholars’ Writing Collaborative

June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This two-day workshop currently in its seventh year, is to foster a scholarly community within the workplace law field.  Each year the program will bring together select scholars from a diverse range of institutions to engage each other’s work in a collaborative, organic environment. The agenda integrates presentation of scholarship and ideas with focused feedback sessions and designated writing and reflection periods.  Participants can vet and refine scholarly projects at all stages of development, while at the same time leveraging the energy of a shared scholarly community to advance their writing and career goals.


Thursday, April 29 (9am-1pm)

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Intro: “Where Are We? Checking in and Updating”

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Workshop: Deborah Ann Widiss “Pregnancy and the Workplace”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Orly Lobel “The Contract Thicket: Addition & Supra Addition in Private Law Theory”

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Career Development Session: “Maintaining Enthusiasm, Increasing Visibility and Finding Meaning In Your Work in Less Than Inspiring Work Conditions”

Friday, May 1 (10am-2pm)

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Workshop: Rachel Arnow-Richman “Shake Out the Towel or Throw It In? What to Do About Women v. BigLaw ”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop: Leticia M. Saucedo

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Workshop: Camille Gear Rich “Racial Ambiguity Blues”

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Career Development Session: “Everyone Thinks Her Baby Is Beautiful: Making the Most of Your Book Project – Before, During and After It’s Released”

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