The Boyd School of Law hosted the Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on Sept. 27 and 28. The Colloquium is a group of scholars from around the country and beyond who gather each September to discuss works, progress and ideas in the field.
The Colloquium this year had more than 60 presenters and nearly 100 attendees, making it the largest to date. Fifteen concurrent panels and two plenary panels comprised the program, in addition to a special presentation of the Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award to Professor Marley Weiss of the University of Maryland for her teaching, scholarship and service to the workplace law community.
The highlight of the event for many attendees was the dinner program at Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226, where guests heard about the unique labor history of Nevada from Professor Michael Green of the College of Southern Nevada and the history of the Culinary Union from Secretary Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline and members of the Union. The Culinary Training Academy, a unique labor-management cooperative partnership, provided excellent food and service. The panel was moderated by Boyd Professor Ruben Garcia.
The Plenary luncheon panel on Friday, Sept. 27, moderated by Wiliam S. Boyd Professor Ann McGinley, featured Professors Vicki Schultz from Yale Law School and Tanya Hernandez from Fordham Law School, both recognized experts in the field, to discuss the pending 50th Anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting race, color, sex, national origin and religious discrimination in the workplace. The Nevada Law Journal will publish a special symposium on Title VII’s anniversary next year.
Ten Boyd students also worked at the conference as Fellows, providing needed support and learning from the many seasoned academics and practitioners who presented papers. Boyd has been a center for labor and employment law research and teaching since its founding 15 years ago, and hosting the Colloquium further exemplifies the important role Boyd plays in the dialogue on workplace issues in Nevada, nationally and globally as well.