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


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. ChewJudge J. Quint Salmon & Anne Salmon Chaired Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Thursday, March 5, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Reception to follow
Approved for 1 CLE Credit

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 


Lecture Description

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. 


About the Beecroft Lecture Series

The Beecroft Lecture Series was established in honor of the late Chris Beecroft Jr., a 1971 UNLV graduate and onetime commissioner of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Clark County District Court. Following Beecroft’s passing in December 2016, the ADR section of the State Bar of Nevada worked quickly to launch the Chris Beecroft Jr. Fund, which helps to sponsor the lecture series for the Saltman Center.

March 5, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility