A little more than 100 people gathered downtown on June 15 and 16, 2017, for the 34th Annual Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute, hosted by UofL’s Brandeis School of Law.
The institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. Speakers, including attorneys, public servants and professors, attend from across the country.
The institute provides Louisville attorneys the opportunity to hear from high-ranking officials, such as the solicitor of labor, EEOC general counsel, or an NLRB member, without leaving town.
The institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners. It is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.
This year’s keynote speaker was Paul Grossman, co-author of the nationally recognized treatise Employment Discrimination Law. Other speakers covered topics ranging from big data to the gig economy.
The institute is facilitated each year by Brandeis School of Law Professor Ariana Levinson, an expert in labor and employment law. More photos from the event are available online.
Principles of Arbitration Law
Levinson has also published her first book, an arbitration hornbook.
The Concise Hornbook Principles of Arbitration Law, co-authored with Stephen J. Ware of the University of Kansas School of Law and published by West Academic Publishing, is an authoritative and extensively cited treatise on arbitration law.
“It thoroughly discusses general arbitration law — from federal preemption of state law to the formation, performance, and enforcement of arbitration agreements — and provides in-depth coverage of specialized law governing international arbitration and labor arbitration,” reads a description from the publisher. “The last few decades have witnessed the growth of a large body of legal doctrine — from statutes, judicial decisions, and other sources — focused on arbitration. This Concise Hornbook summarizes that body of law, so should be useful to lawyers and scholars researching arbitration law and to students learning about arbitration.”