April 16, 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mountain Time

2021 Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal Spring Symposium: The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic America

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COVID-19 may have changed work forever.


The pandemic disrupted the global economy and turned the practice of law upside down. However, the pandemic’s impact was not felt evenly across all demographic groups and economic sectors. Please join us on Friday, April 16, 2021, via Zoom, for the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Spring Symposium, “The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic America.” Employment and labor law scholars and practitioners will address how 2020 affected essential workers, workers of color, and women, while also recognizing the intersectional inequality faced by workers who are members of two or more of these groups.


Professor Charlotte Garden of the Seattle University School of Law will give the symposium’s keynote address. A full schedule is available below.


Symposium Schedule:


  • 10am Panel: Essential Worker Law and Future Prospects for Organized Labor
    • Professor Michael Green, Texas A&M University School of Law
    • Professor Enrique Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida
    • Professor Steven Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    • Moderator: Professor John Rumel, University of Idaho College of Law
    • Register here.


  • 12pm Keynote: Post-Pandemic Labor Law Reforms
    • Featuring Professor Charlotte Garden, Seattle University School of Law
    • Register here.


  • 2pm Panel: 2020’s Economic Impact on Communities of Color
    • Marlene Orozco, Stanford University
    • Najah Farley, National Employment Law Project
    • Natasha Chabria, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
    • Moderator: Mike Satz, Executive Director, The Idaho 97 Project
    • Register here.

  • 4pm Panel: Bouncing Back: Working Women in 2021 and Beyond
    • Professor Nicole Porter, University of Toledo College of Law
    • Professor Nantiya Ruan, University of Denver Sturm School of Law
    • Professor Wendy Greene, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
    • Moderator: Emerita Professor Monique Lillard, University of Idaho School of Law
    • Register here.


CLE credits for this event are pending. Register today! And feel free to engage with the program using the hashtag #FutureOfWork on Twitter on April 16. For more information about the Idaho Critical Legal Studies Journal, visit our website.