Photograph: Labor Law.

Employment and Labor Law in the 21st Century Changes in the Arenas of Conflict

February 28, 2013

The Washburn University School of Law's Business and Transactional Law Center and the Washburn Law Journal are pleased to announce the symposium, "Employment and Labor Law in the 21st Century – Changes in the Arenas of Conflict" to be held February 28, 2013. The Law Journal is devoting the spring 2013 issue to articles written by panelists and other interested authors on the symposium topic; see the sidebar for information about submitting an article for this issue.

The symposium will focus on the changing landscape of labor and employment law in the United States in the 21st century and beyond. The keynote speaker is Peter C. Schaumber, former Chairman and Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

The symposium will feature three panels, each with a moderator and up to four speakers.

  1. Technology, Social Media, and Privacy Issues in Employment and Labor Law;
  2. The Landscape of Private Sector Labor Law in the 21st Century; and
  3. The Landscape of Public Sector Labor Law in the 21st Century.

The format will allow each panelist to present his or her work, thoughts and positions on issues germane to the topic as well as highlight articles that the speakers are writing for the Law Journal. Following initial presentations, panelists will take questions from both the audience and each other on the information and positions presented.

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Dinner for Speakers and Invited Guests – Capitol Plaza Hotel, Emerald Ballroom
    • 6:30 p.m. – Reception (cash bar)
    • 7:00 p.m. – Welcome by Washburn Law Dean Thomas J. Romig
    • 7:10 p.m. – Italian Buffet Dinner
    • 8:00 p.m. – Speaker: Terry L. Mann, Martin Pringle Attorneys at Law
    • 8:30 p.m. – Dinner Event Ends

Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration – Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome
    • Thomas J. Romig, Dean and Professor of Law
    • Amy Deen Westbrook, Kurt M. Sager Memorial Distinguished Professor of International and Commercial Law and Director of the Business and Transactional Law Center
  • 9:10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker
    • Peter C. SchaumberSchaumber Consultants, LLC; Former Chairman and Member, National Labor Relations Board
  • 9:50 a.m. – Break
  • 10:00 a.m. – Panel 1: Technology, Social Media, and Privacy Issues in Employment and Labor Law

    This panel will address the emerging technology, social media and privacy issues in the electronic age in the Labor and Employment Law areas from both management and employee perspectives.
    • Aïda M. Alaka (Moderator) – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
    • Rafael GelyAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs and James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law
    • Lisa JonesWashburn University Counsel and Secretary to the Washburn Board of Regents
    • Terry L. MannMartin Pringle Attorneys at Law
    • Robert SpragueAssociate Professor of Business Law, Department of Management and Marketing, University of Wyoming College of Business
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch (provided) and Networking
  • 12:45 p.m. – Panel 2: The Landscape of Public Sector Labor Law in the 21st Century

    This panel will address the significant changes in Public Sector Labor Law that have been and will continue to develop in the 21st Century. The roles, positions, and strengths of labor and management in the labor law area continue to shift and develop away from traditional application and roles and the panel is intended to explore those changes and discuss some predictions for the future of this area of law.
    • W. Terrence Kilroy (Moderator) – Polsinelli Shughart PC, Kansas City
    • Stephen F. BefortGray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty, & Bennett Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research & Planning, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Kenneth G. Dau-SchmidtWillard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law
    • Joseph SlaterEugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law
  • 2:30 p.m. – Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – Panel 3: The Landscape of Private Sector Labor Law in the 21st Century

    This panel will address the significant changes in Private Sector Labor Law that have been and will continue to develop in the 21st Century. The roles, positions, and strengths of labor and management in the labor law area continue to shift and develop away from traditional application and roles and the panel is intended to explore those changes and discuss some predictions for the future of this area of law.
    • Martin W. Walter (Moderator) – General Counsel, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity
    • Michael C. DuffProfessor of Law and Director of the Academic Support Program, University of Wyoming College of Law
    • Joseph P. MastrosimoneAssociate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law
    • John N. RaudabaughReed Larson Professor of Labor Law, Ave Maria School of Law
  • 4:40 p.m. – Final Remarks and Symposium Adjourns

General Information

Date
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Location
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Parking: south and west of Bradbury.

Speakers/Panelists

Photograph: Aida Alaka.Photograph: Stephen Befort.

 Photograph: Kenneth Dau-Schmidt. Photograph: Michael Duff.

Photograph: Rafael Gely. Photograph: Lisa Jones.

Photograph: Terry Kilroy. Photograph: Terry Mann.

Photograph: Joseph Mastrosimone. Photograph: John Raudabaugh.

Photograph: Peter Schaumber. Photograph: Joseph Slater.

Photograph: Robert Sprague. Photograph: Martin Walter.

Sponsors

The Richard C. Hite Endowment for Faculty Development and Support  graciously provided funding for this Symposium.

The Symposium was organized and hosted by the Washburn University School of Law Business and Transactional Law Center and the Washburn Law Journal.

Special Washburn Law Journal Issue

Volume 52, issue 3 (spring 2013) of the Washburn Law Journal will be dedicated to the topic of this symposium, and articles written by the participants will be featured. We encourage, but do not require, symposium participants to consider submitting an article or essay to take advantage of this opportunity for publication. Those who cannot attend the symposium, but would like to submit, will also be considered for publication in the Journal. See past issues of Washburn Law Journal