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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education

ATTENTION - All STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

The 28th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, March 28
"The Future of Collective Bargaining"

On Tuesday, March 28, Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace will present the 28th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture, The Future of Collective Bargaining, from 11:30-1:00pm, in the auditorium.

Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Associate Dean for Research and Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, will discuss the future of collective bargaining. The influence of organized labor in the American workplace continues to decline as the percent organized in the private sector has fallen from 36% in 1953 to less than 8% at the present time. Although a variety of demographic and economic factors have contributed to this decline, a combination of high organizing costs and high membership attrition due to work restructuring in the global economy of the information age has left organized labor in the tenuous position of having to spend an ever larger share of union dues on organizing, merely to slow the rate of decline in the percent organized. Professor Dau-Schmidt will discuss these trends in light of recent developments in industries of traditional union strength such as automotive and steel, strategies in organizing, the legal environment and the recent departure of a number of unions from the AFL-CIO.

Allison Beck, General Counsel, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, Nicholas W. Clark, Associate General Counsel, United Food & Commercial Workers International Union and Michael A. Rodriguez, Senior Vice President-Labor Relations, AT&T Services, Inc. will provide commentary on the lecture.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.


ATTENTION- ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

The 17th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law

On Tuesday, April 4 at 12 noon in the auditorium, please plan on attending the 17th annual Henry Morris Lecture in International and Comparative Law. This year's lecture, "Decision-making in the WTO: The Goals and Challenges of WTO Jurisprudence" will be given by Mitsuo Matsushita, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Tokyo.

The WTO has achieved remarkable success in resolving international trade disputes. Over the past ten years, it has successfully handled approximately 400 cases. Professor Matsushita will discuss decision-making by the Appellate Body, which is the appeals tribunal of the WTO and its key judicial institution. He will explain the dynamics of decision-making and the factors that influence decisions, using examples from specific cases such as those involving environmental regulations and food safety. Professor Matsushita was a member of the Appellate Body for five years, and will discuss his experiences as part of the institution that makes the final decisions in trade cases. His lecture will conclude by analyzing the challenges faced by the dispute-resolution procedures of the WTO.

All faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

UPCOMING CLE PROGRAMS IN 2006

25th annual
Federal Tax Institute
Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, 2006

23rd annual
Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation Conference
Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 2006

25th annual
Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
Friday, June 9, 2006

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