Archived Faculty News
Professor Deborah Brake co-authored a column on FindLaw on Ledbetter v. Goodyear, pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. Ledbetter will consider the statute of limitations applicable to a claim under Title VII that an employer has discriminated on the basis of gender -- by paying women less than men. From the column:
Despite slow progress in recent decades, working women continue to earn less on the dollar than men earn -- even after accounting for all the factors that might be cited to justify the gap: differences in hours worked, education, occupation, work experience and attachment to the labor force. The remaining gap, once these factors are eliminated from the analysis, is caused by discrimination. Unless Title VII is robustly enforced, that discrimination will persist.Link: http://writ.lp.findlaw.com/commentary/20061114_brake.html
Professor Ron Brand has signed a book contract with Cambridge University Press to write a book with Paul Herrup of the Office of Foreign Litigation, U.S. Department of Justice, on the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. He has also signed a contract with Oxford University Press on behalf of the Center for International Legal Education to publish the CILE Studies series, beginning with volume 3. Volume 3, Forum Non Conveniens: Past, Present, and Future, will be authored by Professor Brand and Scott Jablonski.
Professor Brand’s article, CISG Article 31: When Substantive Law Rules Affect Jurisdictional Results, has been published at 25 Journal of Law & Commerce 181-202 (2005/2006).
Professor Brand attended the meeting of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law in Washington, D.C., on October 19-20.
Professor Brand spoke on “Declining jurisdiction: recent developments in the US, the EU, and at the Hague Conference on Private International Law” at the International Law Weekend in New York on October 26-28, sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.