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Monday, May 12, 2014

Professors Ruben Garcia and Jean Sternlight to Participate in Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting

Ruben J. Garcia is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law. Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and the Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

From May 29 through June 1, Professor Garcia and Professor Sternlight will attend the Law and Society Association's annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Professor Garcia will present a paper entitled "Who are the 'Low-Wage' Workers? Definitional Difficulties for Scholars, Teachers and Social Movements." Professor Garcia will also have duties at the conference based on his service on three Association committees, including: Co-Chair of the Collaborative Research Network on Labor Rights (CRN8), member of the 2014 LSA Article Prize Committee, and member of the Association's Diversity committee. 

On  June 1, Professor Sternlight will take part in a roundtable discussion titled "Mandatory Arbitration Agreements: Promoting Efficiency or Exploiting Inequality?" Her presentation will discuss how companies are using mandatory arbitration to make it more difficult for consumers and employees to obtain legal representation and thus obtain access to justice.

A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.

Professor Sternlight is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarship and law reform activities in the field of dispute resolution.