The 2020 Beecroft Jr. Lecture "Hiding Harassment" by Pat K. Chew

When

Thursday, March 5, 2020 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Where

BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

 

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution

present

The 2020 Beecroft Jr. Lecture

"Hiding Harassment"

by 

Pat K. Chew

Judge J. Quint Salmon & Anne Salmon Chaired Professor

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Pending CLE Credit

 

Despite highly publicized revelations of sexual harassment in the workplace, egregious discriminatory harassment of all kinds persists. This presentation explores how we countenance and hide harassment and its perpetrators.  In particular, how do procedures for resolving harassment conflicts, such as mandatory arbitration, keep the problems secret?  Further, what is it about our cultural values and institutional structures that empower harassers and silence their targets?  And finally, what procedural changes will make harassment more visible and perpetrators accountable?

 

About the Speaker

Pat Chew is the Judge J. Quint Salmon and Anne Salmon Chaired Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is a University Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. She has also taught at the University of Texas, University of Augsburg (Germany), and the University of California (Hastings). In 2018, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

 

Her research is diverse, both in subject areas and methodologies.  She has written dozens of articles in both general interest and specialized law journals. The author of numerous books, treatises and casebooks in dispute resolution, business laws, and culture and conflict, Professor Chew is the inaugural recipient of the Keith Aoki Excellence in Asian American Jurisprudence Award.

 

Prior to teaching, she practiced corporate and international law with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago and in San Francisco.  Professor Chew received a J.D. degree and a Masters degree in Education Psychology from the University of Texas and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University.