Joseph Mastrosimone Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews

"Still 'Takin' Care of Business?': A Comparative Analysis of Proposed Amendments to the Georgian Labor Code," 2 Georgian Commercial Law Review ___ (forthcoming).

"Limiting Information in the Information Age: The NLRB's Misguided Attempt to Squelch Employer Speech," 52 Washburn Law Journal 473 (2013).
» See also: "Mastrosimone on the NLRB's Election Rules," Workplace Prof Blog, June 19, 2013.

"Reining in Punitive Damages 'Run Wild': Proposals for Reform by Courts and Legislatures," 65 Brooklyn Law Review 1003 (1999).

Essays and Other Shorter Works

"Unionizing College Football Players Is More Than a Hail-Mary Pass," The Huffington Post, January 31, 2014.

"NLRB Should Rethink Not Reissue Election Reform Rules," The Huffington Post, December 13, 2013.

"Ending the War Games Over the NLRB," The Huffington Post, July 23, 2013.

"Don't Act Like an Ostrich: How to Not Run Afoul of the Duty of Candor," 82:5 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 14 (May 2013).

"Adding Punch to Your Arguments: The Thesis Sentence," 81:3 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 12 (March 2012).

Media

Quoted, "Fight over union rights comes to Derby," Wichita Eagle, November 17, 2012.

Presentations

"Towards Implementing Carnegie: Introducing Legal Ethics and Professionalism Through Legal Writing," Association of Legal Writing Directors' 2013 Biennial Conference, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 28, 2013.

Panelist, "Meow! Meow!: Ways to Herd Cats and Coordinate in a Directorless Program," Association of Legal Writing Directors' 2013 Biennial Conference, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 27, 2013 (co-authored with Emily Grant, Jeffrey Jackson and Tonya Kowlaski).

"U.S. Just Cause Termination Principles: A Comparative Analysis of Proposed Amendments to Georgian Labor Code," Commercial Law Week, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, May 17, 2013.

"Does Pro-Business Employment Law Attract Business?: A Review of American Right to Work Laws Effect on Management & Labor," Commercial Law Week, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, May, 2013.

"Limiting Information in the Information Age: The NLRB's Misguided Attempt to Squelch Employer Speech," Employment and Labor Law in the 21st Century Changes in the Arenas of Conflict Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, February 28, 2013.

"Limiting Information in the Information Age: The NLRB's Misguided Attempt to Squelch Employer Speech," Faculty Exchange Workshop, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, February 15, 2013.

Moderator, "Academic Support for Legal Writing Students from Diverse Communities," Student Populations: Diversity Matters (Legal Writing Institute one-day workshop), Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 1, 2012.

"Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law," Selected Topics and Miscellany 2012 CLE Program, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 22, 2012.

Panelist, "Views from the Tenure Track," The 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Palm Desert, California, May 31, 2012.

"Writing it Right: Ethical and Professional Concerns in Legal Writing," Kansas Bar Association CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, April 4, 2012.

"Creating Ethical and Professional Law Students and Lawyers: Introducing Professionalism and Legal Ethics Through the First-Year Writing Class," Legal Writing Institute Teaching Workshop, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, December 2, 2011.

"Protection from Genetic Discrimination Under Federal and Kansas Law," Kansas Bar Assocation Civil Rights CLE, February 2011

"Protection from Genetic Discrimination Under Federal and Kansas Law," University of Kansas School of Law Human Rights Symposium, January 2011.

"Disability Discrimination: Protections and Responsibilities," K-State Disability Employment Expo, Fall 2010.

"Labor and Employment Law Update - 2010 Review & 2011 Preview," Kansas Bar Association CLE, Fall 2010.

"Labor and Employment Law Update - 2010 Review & 2011 Preview," Kansas Human Rights Commission Employment Law Seminar, Fall 2010.

"The Weakening Pulse of Missouri's Employment-at-Will Doctrine," Associated Industries of Missouri Employment Law Conference, Spring 2009.

"Dealing with Downsizing and the Potential Reemergence of Labor Unions," Stinson Morrison Hecker Corporate Law Seminar, Spring 2009.

"Immigration Law Compliance," Kansas Livestock Association, Winter 2008.

"What's New in HR - Emerging Trends in Labor and Employment Law," Stinson Morrison Hecker, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008.

Conferences Planned

Planning Committee Co-chair, "Student Populations: Diversity Matters," Legal Writing Institute (one-day workshop), Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 1, 2012.

Professional Service

Guest blogger, Workplace Prof Blog: Current Events and Emerging Issues in Labor and Employment Law (August 2013-).