8th Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law


Labor and Employment Law Scholarship Colloquium – Las Vegas: Hard at Work in a Global Playground

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law is pleased to announce that it will host the 8th Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on September 27 and 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Colloquium provides an opportunity for labor and employment law scholars to present works-in-progress and receive feedback from their colleagues in the field. The Colloquium begins on the morning of Friday, September 27 at the UNLV Tam Alumni Center and continues through the afternoon of Saturday, September 28 at the Boyd School of Law.

This year, with the Colloquium set in Las Vegas, participants will have the opportunity to discuss developments in labor and employment Law with the unique workplace law landscape of Las Vegas as the setting. Las Vegas is often thought of as a global playground, but this image obscures the hard work and difficult issues that exist “behind the curtain.” As the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaches, in many ways Las Vegas represents the past and future of antidiscrimination law. The Nevada Law Journal will publish a selection of the papers presented at the Colloquium in a special issue on Title VII to be published in 2014 (for more information, see “50th Anniversary of Title VII” section at the end of this web page).

With one of the highest percentages of union-represented workers in the country, Las Vegas is one of the last union towns around, paradoxically, in the “right to work” state of Nevada. Colloquium attendees will learn more about the impact that the Culinary Workers Union has had in the Las Vegas hospitality industry and the community at a special dinner and panel discussion at the union hall on Friday night.

The tradition of awarding the Paul Steven Miller Scholarship Award to a member of the labor and employment law professoriate will continue this year. Past honorees include Professors Michael J. Zimmer and Charles Sullivan. This year’s awardee is Professor Marley Weiss of the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law.

We look forward to welcoming you to UNLV and Las Vegas in September!

Conference Organizers

Ann McGinley, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, UNLV Boyd School of Law

Ruben Garcia, Professor of Law, UNLV Boyd School of Law


Thank you for your interest in the Colloquium. Due to the overwhelming response, this conference has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

Completed Paper and Conference Materials submission deadline (upload via “Abstracts and Papers” link above): September 15, 2013 (using the username and password sent to you upon registration).

For Those Who Wish to Submit a Paper for the 50th Anniversary of Title VII Symposium:

The Nevada Law Journal is planning a symposium to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which occurs in 2014. There is limited space. The Journal expects to publish approximately 10 articles. Submissions will be accepted from all who plan to attend the 8th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law Scholarship at UNLV Boyd School of Law, September 27-28, 2013. Those who wish to have their articles considered for the symposium must submit articles no later than August 15, 2013. The submissions must deal with Title VII, should be in Word documents, 25-40 pages long, double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 font. Note that this deadline occurs before our conference in Las Vegas. The Journal will select the submissions it decides to publish and notify authors at the latest by September 3, 2013. This submission is in addition to registration and the submission of your abstract for purposes of presenting at the Colloquium. If you are interested in publication in the Title VII 50th Anniversary symposium edition of the Nevada Law Journal, please submit your completed paper.

September 27, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UNLV Campus