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October 10, 2013

Professor Liz Tippett to present at Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum

University of Oregon School of Law Assistant Professor Liz Tippett is adding to her long list of honors with a trip across the nation to present at the Seton Hall Employment Law and Labor Forum on October 11. 

Professor Tippett will present her paper, based on the Penn State child abuse case, titled, "Gatekeepers of Last Resort: The Role of Employers in Mitigating Child Abuse." Her distinguished paper landed her the trip to Newark, NJ, for the eighth annual forum at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Every year, the Seton Hall Employment Law and Labor Forum intentionally selects papers that represent a broad range of topics in order to foster development and understanding of contemporary intellectual subjects amongst employment and labor law.

Her paper is one of a small handful of articles by junior faculty nationwide that has been chosen for commentary and critique by highly regarded senior colleagues in the field from all over the country.

"I am so honored and grateful to Professors Sullivan and Glynn for inviting me to the forum," Professor Tippett said. "They are among the most highly regarded scholars in labor and employment law."

Attending this forum is just the most recent in a long line of achievements for Professor Tippett. After earning her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College, she received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2006. Before heading west to join Oregon Law, she worked as an employment law attorney at Wilson Sonisini Goodrich & Rosati. Recently, Professor Tippett presented her research pertaining to the Dukes v. Wal-Mart decision at the national 2012 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies — her selection was among 356 submissions. She also has published articles in numerous law reviews and journals, including the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and the Rutgers Law Review.

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