Category Events

Paid Sick Days For All: Nothing to Sneeze At

Presented by the American University Washington College of Law’s Labor & Employment Law Forum; Health Law Project; Immigration Justice Clinic; Program on Law & Government; and the Women & the Law Program  In conjunction with the Paid Sick Days For All Coalition: Academy of Hope; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA); Bread for the City; […]

Now Accepting New Staff Applications!

Great news!  The Labor and Employment Law Forum is now accepting staff applications! Being a staff member of the Forum comes with many perks, including: forum-only job announcements; forum-only networking opportunities, including attendance at local and regional labor and employment conferences; access to course outlines and supplements; the opportunity to work with and among an energetic […]

WCL Founders Celebration: Current Trends & Challenges in Employee Benefits Law

The American University Labor & Employment Law Forum is proud to announce a unique program on Current Trends & Challenges in Employee Benefits Law. This program will focus on the changing landscape of employee benefits, and how these changes affect everyday workers. The panels include a discussion about administrative law aspects of employee benefits, and a […]

Event: Pension & Employee Benefits Roundtable

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM American University Washington College of Law, Room 603 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC A roundtable discussion reviewing current trends in employee benefit law including:  plan design and financial health, merger and acquisition activity, executive compensation, recent regulatory activity regarding fiduciary standards, fee disclosure, more effective […]

Event: In the Wake of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

In the Wake of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal: Unresolved Questions on LGBT Equality in the Armed Forces Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM American University Washington College of Law, Room 603 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was a milestone for the fair treatment […]

Peggy Browning Fellowship Applications DUE TODAY!

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers’ rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations.  It is a ten-week summer fellowship available to 1st and 2nd year law students intended to […]

Help DC Labor FilmFest Choose Short Films

Washington, DC is holding the 11th annual DC Labor FilmFest October 14-18th at the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, MD. This year viewers are being asked to help judge the 12 semifinalist short films that will make up the FilmFest’s Working Lunch presentations. For more information regarding the films being shown and how to […]


You should apply for a scholarship to attend the 13th Annual Peggy Browning Conference on: October 14-15, 2011!* **  Conference Goals: To create greater understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in the issues facing American workers. To provide law students with opportunities for networking with fellow law students, top labor lawyers, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government […]


Monday, March 14 · 12:00pm – 1:30pm Please join us for a discussion of the collective bargaining measures proposed in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio that would weaken or eliminate collective bargaining rights of public employee unions and the long-reaching effects of these measures. The discussion will take place at the Washington College of Law, […]

E-Verify Webcast Available

The webcast of the E-Verify & Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting event that was held on February 22, 2011 is available here.  Click on “E-Verify & Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting.