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Richard Bales

Title: 
Dean, College of Law
Office: 
Dean's Suite
Phone #: 
419-772-3051
Fax #: 
419-772-
Email: 
r-bales@onu.edu
Biography: 

Rick Bales became Dean of the Law School effective July 1, 2013. He has published more than eighty scholarly articles and authored or co-authored five books, on employment arbitration, alternative dispute resolution in the workplace, employment law, labor law, and arbitration law.  He has spoken widely on topics pertaining to innovative ways of teaching employment and labor law courses.  Recent presentations have been in Berlin, Brisbane, Cartagena, Moscow, Paris, Phnom Penh, Prato (Italy), Saigon, and Siem Reap. He has twice been selected as a Fulbright Specialist, once each to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

Before coming to ONU Law, Dean Bales was a faculty member at NKU Chase College of Law, where he was the Director of the Advocacy Center and he was Associate Dean of Faculty Development.  Before that, he taught at the University of Montana Law School, Southern Methodist University Law School, and University of Houston Law School.  Prior to his teaching career Dean Bales litigated employment cases for the Houston-based law firm of Baker & Botts and the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker & Hostetler.

Education: 

J.D., Cornell University
B.A., Trinity University

Bar Admissions: 

Texas and Kentucky

Teaching Interests: 
Employment Discrimination
Labor Law
International Human Rights & Law
ADR in the Workplace
Arbitration
Faculty Activities
Books: 

ARBITRATION LAW, THIRD EDITION, co-authored with Katherine Stone (UCLA) and Alexander Colvin (Cornell I.L.R.), Foundation Press 2014.

ADR IN THE WORKPLACE, THIRD EDITION, co-authored with Laura J. Cooper (Minnesota) and 
Dennis R. Nolan (South Carolina emeritus), West forthcoming 2013.
 
UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYMENT LAW, SECOND EDITION, co-authored with Jeff Hirsch (North 
Carolina) and Paul Secunda (Marquette), LexisNexis 2013.
 
ARBITRATION LAW, Second Edition, co-authored with Katherine Stone (UCLA), Foundation 
Press 2010, with Teacher’s Manual.
 
LABOR LAW: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN A FREE SOCIETY, casebook co-authored with Dennis R.
Nolan (South Carolina emeritus), West 2009, with Teacher’s Manual.
 
UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYMENT LAW, co-authored with Jeff Hirsch and Paul Secunda, 
LexisNexis 2007.
 
ADR IN THE WORKPLACE, SECOND EDITION, co-authored with Laura J. Cooper and Dennis R. 
Nolan, West 2005.
 
ADR IN THE WORKPLACE, co-authored with Laura J. Cooper and Dennis R. Nolan, West 
2000.
 
COMPULSORY ARBITRATION: THE GRAND EXPERIMENT IN EMPLOYMENT, Cornell University ILR Press 1997.  Reviewed by Susan T. Mackenzie, 52 I.L.R.. REV. 648 (1999).
 
Book Chapters:
Indonesia, chapter in William L. Keller & Timothy J. Darby, eds., International Labor and Employment Laws (Bloomberg BNA - ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law 2013), co-authored with Cornel B. Juniarto & Stefanus Brian Audyanto.
 
The U.S. Employment Law Perspectives on the Issue of Who Owns an Employee’s Invention, chapter in Marilyn Pitard et al., Business Innovation & the Law: Perspectives from Intellectual Property, Labour, Competition & Corporate Law 199 (Edward Elgar 2013).
 
How Congress Can Make a More Equitable Federal Arbitration Act, chapter in Thomas E. Carbonneau & Angelica M. Sinopole, Building the Civilization of Arbitration (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill 2010) (co-authored with Sue Irion).
 
Employer-Sponsored Arbitration of Statutory Claims in the Nonunionized Employment Context, in Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works 25-36 (6th ed. 2003).

 

Articles: 
A Proposal for Enforcing Minors’ Employment Contracts, __ Whittier L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015) (co-authored with Matthew Miller-Novak).
 
A Comparative Analysis of Labor Outsourcing, 31 Arizona J. Int'l & Comparative L. 579 (2014) (co-authored with Stefanus Brian Audyanto, Sefa Guven, Maria Jockel, Cornel B. Juniarto, Jiang Junlu, & David Langmead).
 
When a U.S. Domestic Court Can Enjoin a Foreign Court Proceeding, 22 Cardozo J. Int’l & Comparative L. 473 (2014) (co-authored with Samantha Koeninger).
 
Oddball Arbitration, __ Hofstra Lab. & Employ. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2013) (co-authored with Mark B. Gerano).
 
Staying District Court Proceedings Pending FAA § 16(a) Appeals, __ Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. ___ (forthcoming fall 2013) (co-authored with Michael Tudor).
 
The Impact of ATT Mobility v. Concepción on Title VII Pattern-or-Practice Claims, 42 Capital L. Rev. ___(forthcoming spring 2014) (co-authored with Matthew Miller-Novak).
 
The Damage is Done: Ordering a New Trial Based Solely on Damages, 40 Pepperdine L. Rev. 625 (2013) (co-authored with Katherine Kubale).
 
Using Final-Offer Arbitration to Resolve Public Sector Impasses in Times of Concession Bargaining, 28 Ohio St. J. Disp. Resol. 1 (2013) (co-authored with Michael Carrell).
 
A Minor Problem with Arbitration: A Proposal for Arbitration Agreements Contained in Employment Contracts of Minors, 44 McGeorge L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2013) (co-authored with Matthew Miller-Novak).
 
Determining the Proper Standard for Invalidating Arbitration Agreements Based on High Prohibitive Costs:  A Discussion on the Varying Applications of the Case-by-Case Rule, 14 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 57 (fall 2012) (co-authored with Mark B. Gerano).
 
Australia’s Solution to Disability Discrimination Enforcement, 11 Cornell H.R. Rev.  (2011) (co-authored with Paul Harpur & Ben French), http://www.cornellhrreview.org/australias-solution-to-disability-discrimination-enforcement/.
 
Australia’s Fair Work Act and the Transformation of Workplace Disability Discrimination Law, 30 Wisconsin Int’l L.J. 190 (2012) (co-authored with Paul Harpur & Ben French).
 
Concepcion and Preemption Under the Federal Arbitration Act, 2012 Penn State Yearbook on Arbitration & Mediation 9 (co-authored with Ian D. Mitchell).
 
ERISA Failures and the Erosion of Workers’ Rights: The Urgent Need to Protect Private & Public Workers’ Pensions and Benefits, 75 Albany L. Rev. 449 (2011-12) (co-authored with James P. Allen, Jr.).
 
A Data-Driven Snapshot of Labor and Employment Law Professors, 56 St. Louis U. L. J. 231 (2011).
 
Ethical Problems in Class Arbitration, 2011 J. Dispute Resol. 309 (co-authored with Andrew Powell).
 
Defining Independent Contractor Protection Under the Rehabilitation Act, 34 Hamline L. Rev. 435 (2011) (co-authored with Lindsay Mongenas).
 
Elections, Neutrality Agreements, and Card Checks: The Failure of the Political Model of Industrial Democracy, 87 Indiana L.J. 147 (forthcoming spring 2011) (co-authored with James Moore).
 
An Analysis of an Order to Compel Arbitration: To Dismiss or Stay?, 115 Penn St. L. Rev. 539 (2011) (co-authored with Melanie Goff).
 
A “Plausible” Defense:  Applying Twombly and Iqbal to Affirmative Defenses, 34 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 605 (2011) (co-authored with Melanie Goff).
 
Capping the Costs of Consumer and Employment Arbitration, 42 Toledo L. Rev.  903 (2011) (co-authored with Michelle Eviston).
 
Much Ado About Nothing: The Future of Manifest Disregard After Hall Street, 62 S. Carolina L. Rev. 407 (2010) (co-authored with MyLinda Sims).
 
Waiving Rights Goodbye: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements After Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds International, 11 Pepperdine Disp. Resol. J. 275 (2011) (co-authored with Diana Link).
 
Interpreting NLRB v. Burns Int’l Sec. Servs., Inc.: The Not So “Perfectly Clear Successor” Exception, 7 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 1 (2010) (co-authored with Andrew Willis).
 
Education for Americans with Disabilities:  Reconciling IDEA with the 2008 ADA Amendments, 37 N. Ky. L. Rev. 389 (2010) (co-authored with Kathryn M. Smith).
 
The Federal Arbitration Act Needs a Due Process Protocol, 29 Banking & Financial Services Policy Report 9 (July 2010) (co-authored with Michelle Eviston).
 
Narrowing Successorship: The Alter Ego Doctrine and the Role of Intent, 8 DePaul Business & Commercial L.J. 151 (2010) (co-authored with Andrew Willis).
 
The Validity of the Two-Member NLRB, 6 Seton Hall Circuit Rev. 261 (2010) (co-authored with Kelli Kleisinger).
 
The Positive Impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Introduction, Implementation, and the Islands of the South Pacific, 37 N.  Ky. L. Rev. 363 (2010) (co-authored with Paul Harpur).
 
Commentary on Proposed ALR Restatement on Employment Law, Chapter 4 – The Tort of Wrongful Discipline in Violation of Public Policy, 13 Employee Rts. & Employment Pol’y J. 159 (2009) (with Joseph R. Grodin et al.).
 
How Congress Can Make a More Equitable Federal Arbitration Act, 113 Penn. St. L. Rev. 1081 (2009) (co-authored with Sue Irion).
 
Plus at Pretext: Resolving the Split Regarding the Sufficiency of Temporal Proximity Evidence in Title VII Retaliation Cases, 44 Gonzaga L. Rev. 493 (2009) (co-authored with Troy Daniels).
 
Explaining the Spread of At-Will Employment as an Inter-Jurisdictional Race-to-the-Bottom in Employment Standards, 75 Tenn. L. Rev. 453 (2008).
 
Federal Question Jurisdiction and the Federal Arbitration Act, 80 Colorado L. Rev.  89 (2008) (co-authored with Jamie L. Ireland).
 
Compulsory Arbitration as Part of a Broader Employment Dispute Resolution Process: The Anheuser-Busch Example, 26:1 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 1 (2008) (co-authored with Jason N.W. Plowman).
 
Naming a Defendant in an ERISA Action, 9 Transactions: Tennessee J. Bus. L. 317 (2008) (co-authored with Candace Budy).
 
Transgender Employment Discrimination, 17 UCLA Women’s L.J. 243 (2008) (co-authored with Katie Koch).
 
Disability Claims for Alcohol-Related Misconduct, 82 St. John’s L. Rev. 699 (2008) (co-authored with Dustin Riddle).
 
Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and Its Prohibition of Employment Discrimination, 28 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 183 (2008) (co-authored with Jamie L. Ireland).
 
Beyond the Protocol: Recent Trends  in Employment Arbitration, 11 Employee Rights & Employment Pol’y J. 301 (2007), reprinted at 76 Daily Lab. Rep. A-1, B-1, E-1 (Apr. 20, 2007).
 
Extending OWBPA Notice and Consent Protections to Arbitration Agreements Involving Employees and Consumers, 8 Nev. L.J. 10 (2007) (co-authored with Christopher J. Kippley), reprinted at ICFAI Consumer Laws: Emerging Perspectives (2008).
 
A Normative Consideration of Employment Arbitration at Gilmer’s Quinceanera, 81 Tulane L. Rev. 331 (2006).
 
Unilateral-Modification Provisions in Employment Arbitration Agreements, 24 Hofstra Lab. & Employ. L. J. 63 (2006) (co-authored with Michael L. DeMichele), reprinted at 6 ICFAI Journal for Alternative Dispute Resolution 29 (July 2007).
 
HIPAA As a Political Football: Its Impact on Informal Discovery in Employment Law Litigation, 111  Penn St. L. Rev. 137 (2006) (co-authored with Brian K. Powell).
 
Contract Formation Issues in Employment Arbitration, 44 Brandeis L.J. 415 (2006).
 
German and European Employment Discrimination Policy, 9 Oregon Rev. Int’l L. 261 (2006) (co-authored with Raphael Won-Pil Suh).
 
The Employment Due Process Protocol at Ten: Twenty Unresolved Issues, and a Focus on Conflicts of Interest, 21 Ohio State J. Dispute Resolution 165 (2005), reprinted at ICFAI J. Employment L., vol. 4 no. 4, at 34 (Oct. 2006).
 
Family Medical Leave Act Standards of Proof and the Impact of Desert Palace on Retaliation Claims, 28 N.C. Cent. L. Rev. 32 (2005) (co-authored with Carol L. Risk).
 
Adverse Employment Action in Retaliation Cases, 34 U. Baltimore L. Rev. 313 (2005) (co-authored with Brian Riddell).
 
Employer Liability for Emotional Distress Arising from Investigation of a Title VII Harassment Complaint, 23 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 1027 (2005) (co-authored with Amanda Jay Mullins).
 
The Laissez-Faire Arbitration Market and the Need for a Uniform Federal Standard Governing Employment and Consumer Arbitration, 52 Kansas L. Rev. 583 (2004).
 
Why a Written Request for Plan Documents by an Attorney Representing a Plan Participant or Beneficiary Should Trigger a Plan Administrator’s Duty of Disclosure Under ERISA, 29 U.S.C. § 1024(b)(4), 32 Capital L. Rev. 803 (2004) (co-authored with Shane S. Crase).
 
The Immunity of Foreign Subsidiaries Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 13 Minn. J. Global Trade (now published as Minn. J. Int’l L.) 353 (2004) (co-authored with Melissa Lang).
 
The Inherent Power of the Federal Courts to Compel Participation in Nonbinding Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 42 Duquesne L. Rev. 1 (2004) (co-authored with Amy M. Pugh) (lead article).
 
Interest Accrual on Attorney Fee Awards, 23 Rev. Litig. 115 (2004) (co-authored with Nick J. Kemphaus).
 
The Arbitrability of Side and Settlement Agreements in the Collective Bargaining Context, 105 W. Va.  L. Rev. 575 (2003).
 
Pro Se Litigants and Summary Judgment, 214 F.R.D. 231 (2003) (co-authored with Hailey L. Scoville).
 
HIV and the Direct Threat Defense, 91 Ky L.J. 859 (co-authored with Katrina Atkins) (2003).
 
A Survey of Kentucky Employment Law: A Look at Employment Discrimination Claims Brought Under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, 30 N. Ky. L. Rev. 71 (2003) (co-authored with Elaine Korb).
 
A Permanent Stop Sign: Why Courts Should Yield to the Temptation to Impose Heightened Pleading Standards in § 1983 Cases, 41 Brandeis L.J. 267 (co-authored with Elaine Korb) (2002).
 
Employer Notice Requirements Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, 67 Missouri L. Rev. 883 (co-authored with Sarah Nefzger) (2002) (lead article).
 
Contracting Around the FAA: The Enforceability of Private Agreements to Expand Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards, 18 Ohio St. J. Disp. Resol. 151 (co-authored with Margaret Maggio) (2002).
 
Enjoining Nonparties, 26 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 79 (co-authored with Ryan Allison) (2002).
 
Insuring Title VII Violations, 27 S. Ill. U. L. Rev. 71 (co-authored with Julie McGhghy) (2002).
 
No Harm, No Foul: The OSHRC’s Authority to Label an OSH Act Violation de Minimis and to Require No Abatement, 22 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 383 (co-authored with Samuel D. Elswick) (2002) (lead article).
 
Workplace Investigations in Ohio, 31 Cap. U. L. Rev. 29 (2001) (co-authored with Jeffrey A. McCormick) (2002).
 
A Constitutional Defense of Qui Tam, 2001 Wisconsin L. Rev. 381.
 
Internet Web Site Jurisdiction, 20 John Marshall J. Computer & Information L. 21 (co-authored with Suzanne Van Wert) (2001).
 
Arbitral Discovery of Non-Parties, 2001 J. Dispute Resol. 321 (co-authored with Jason F. Darnall).
 
Personal Jurisdiction and the Web, 53 Maine L. Rev. 29 (2001) (co-authored with Joseph S. Burns).
 
Survey of Kentucky Employment Law, 28 N. Ky. L. Rev. 219 (co-authored with Joseph S. Burns; lead article) (2001).
 
Reconciling Labor and Bankruptcy Law: The Application of 11 U.S.C. § 1113, 2001 MSU L. Rev. 1145 (co-authored with Donald B. Smith).
 
Electronically Submitting Manuscripts to Law Reviews, 30 Stetson L. Rev. 577 (2000).
 
The Discoverability of Surveillance Videotapes Under the Federal Rules, 53 Baylor L. Rev. 753 (co-authored with Donna Denham) (2000).
 
ADEA Disparate Impact in the Sixth Circuit, 26 Ohio N. U. L. Rev. 1 (co-authored with Jennifer Clemons) (2000) (lead article).
 
Workplace Investigations in Kentucky, 27 N. Ky. L. Rev. 201 (co-authored with Richard O. Hamilton, Jr.) (2000).
 
Using Mitigating Measures to Determine Disability Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, 45 S. Dakota L. Rev. 33 (co-authored with Perry Meadows, M.D.) (2000).
 
Compulsory Employment Arbitration and the EEOC, 27 Pepperdine L. Rev. 1 (1999) (lead article).
 
Using the Same Actor “Inference” in Employment Discrimination Cases, 1999 Utah L. Rev. 255 (co-authored with Anna Laurie Bryant).
 
Creating and Challenging Compulsory Arbitration Agreements, 13 Labor  Law. 511 (1998).
 
The Presence of Third Parties at Rule 35 Examinations, 71 Temple L. Rev.103 (1998) (co-authored with William Scott Wyatt).
 
The Discord Between Collective Bargaining and Individual Employment Rights: Theoretical Origins and a Proposed Solution, 77 Boston U. L. Rev. 687 (1997)  (lead article).
 
The Availability of Rule 35 Mental Examinations in Employment Discrimination Cases  (co-authored with Priscilla Ray, M.D.), 16 Rev. Litig. 1 (1997) (lead article).
 
Compulsory Arbitration of Employment Claims: A Practical Guide to Designing and Implementing Enforceable Agreements, 47 Baylor L. Rev. 591 (1995) (lead article).
 
The Nonappealability of Disqualification Orders in Bankruptcy Proceedings, 4 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 543 (1995).
 
A New Direction for American Labor Law: Individual Autonomy and the Compulsory Arbitration of Individual Employment Rights, 31 Hous. L. Rev. 1864 (1994).
 
A New Standard for Title VII Opposition Cases: Fitting the Personnel Manager Double Standard Into a Cognizable Framework, 35 S. Tex. L. Rev. (1994).
 
Investigating Employee Misconduct: A Private Sector, Nonunion Employer’s Guide to Controlling the Workplace Without Getting Sued, 13 Corp. Counsel Rev. 219 (1994).
 
The Future of Employment Arbitration in the Nonunion Sector, 45 Lab. L.J. 627 (1994) (co-authored with Reagan Burch).
 
Libertarianism, Environmentalism, and Utilitarianism: An Examination of Theoretical Frameworks for Enforcing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1993 Det. C.L. Rev. 1163 (1993).
 
Once Is Enough: Evaluating When a Person Is Substantially Limited in Her Ability to Work, 11 Hofstra Lab. L.J. 203 (1993).
 
Note, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Conflicts Between Reasonable Accommodation and Collective Bargaining, 2 Cornell J. Law & Pub. Pol 161 (1992).
Essays: 
Author Relations, 30 Thomas M. Cooley L. Rev. 237 (2013). 
 
Kentucky’s Public Pension Crisis, Lex Loci (March 2012) (co-authored with Jacob Cales).
 
Employment Discrimination Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 33 Admin. & Reg. L. News 12 (Summer 2008) (co-authored with Jamie L. Ireland).
 
An Introduction to Arbitration, Kentucky Bench & Bar (March 2006).
 
Thinking About Scholarship, in AALS New Law Professors Section Newsletter (2005).
 
Why Write?, 32 Student Lawyer 14 (Oct. 2003), reviewing Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing (2003).
 
Sentences, Kentucky Bench & Bar (July 2004).
 
Graphics, Kentucky Bench & Bar (May 2004).
 
Footnotes, Kentucky Bench & Bar (March 2004).
 
Cultured Writing, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Jan. 2004), reprinted in 86 Michigan Bar J. 46 (Jan. 2007).
 
Apostrophes, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Nov. 2003).
 
Quotations, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Sept. 2003).
 
Headings, Kentucky Bench & Bar (July 2003).
 
Balance, Kentucky Bench & Bar (May 2003).
 
Form & Substance, Kentucky Bench & Bar (March 2003).
 
Writing for Legal Publication, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Nov. 2002), reprinted in The Scrivener (Winter 2007).
 
Transitions, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Sept. 2002), reprinted in The Scrivener (Spring 2007).
 
Telling A Story, Kentucky Bench & Bar (July 2002).
 
Gender Neutral Language, Kentucky Bench & Bar (May 2002).
 
Density, Kentucky Bench & Bar (March 2002).
 
Active Writing, Kentucky Bench & Bar (Jan. 2002).
 
Independence vs Accountability: Judges’ Rulings Differ Depending Upon Whether They’re Appointed or Elected, 13 Kentucky Journal 8 (Summer 2001).

 

Presentations: 

Managing the Right-Sized Law School, panelist, AALS Annual Conference, New York, January 6, 2016.

Experiential Learning in Full-Course Simulations: Labor Law, Inc., Colloquium in Scholarship in Employment & Labor Law, Indiana U.-Bloomington Law School, Sept. 11, 2015.

Employment Effects of Free Trade Agreements: The U.S. Perspective, LawAsia Employment Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 14, 2015.

Employment Rights of Child Workers and Minors, panel presentation at Whittier Law School Law Review symposium, November 7, 2014.

What Deans Would Tell Newer Teachers – If They Asked, SEALS panelist, August 5, 2014.

Hot Topics: Deans and Directors Roundtable: Reinventing Law School Libraries for a Digital Age, panel presentation at Association of American Law Libraries Annual Conference, San Antonio, July 13, 2014.

Labor Outsourcing in the U.S., LawAsia Employment Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, May 2013.

Amending the U.S. Constitution, presentation at constitutional law conference at Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 11, 2012.

Resolving American Labor/Employment Disputes Through Mediation, presentation to conference of the Center for Social and Labor Rights, Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2012.

2012 Symposium, Ohio St. J. Disp. Resol., Using Final-Offer Arbitration to Resolve Public Sector Impasses in Times of Concession Bargaining (with Michael Carrell), February 17, 2012.

2012 Symposium, UNLV L. Rev., Workplace Populism, February 24, 2012.

2012 Symposium, Penn St. Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, Concepcion and Preemption Under the Federal Arbitration Act, February 22, 2012 (with Ian Mitchell).

Experiential Learning in Full-Course Simulations: Labor Law, Inc., presentation at University of Queensland T.C. Beirne School of Law, Brisbane, Australia, September 2, 2011.

Ethical Issues in Labor/Employment Arbitration, presentation at University of Louisville Law School’s Warns Labor/Employment Conference, June 24, 2011.

Legal Ethics and Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Labor/Employment Law Work , presentation at ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law International Section Conference in Berlin, Germany, May 10, 2011.

The Employment Law Perspective on Protecting Business Research and Development, presentation at Monash University conference in Prato, Italy, May 3, 2011.

2011 Symposium, Hamline L. Rev., Defining Independent Contractor Protection Under the Rehabilitation Act, April 1, 2011.

2010 Symposium, Indiana L.J., The Obama Board: The Future of Board Doctrine on Neutrality Agreements and Card Checks, November 2010.

Labor & Employment Law Colloquium, Washington Univ. St. Louis, An Empirical Snapshot of Labor & Employment Law Faculty, September 2010.

Using Research Assistants Effectively, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, August 2010.

Mediating Employment Disputes, address to the Industrial Court of Malaysia, July 14, 2010.

Resolving Labor/Employment Disputes in the United States, presentation to faculty and students at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, July 19, 2010.

ADR and Labor/Employment Disputes in Malaysia, presentation to students and faculty of Universiti Teknologi Mara, July 22, 2010.

Mediation at the Malaysian Industrial Court & Workplace, address to the Kuala Lumpur Bar Council, July 22, 2010.

Teaching Law through Simulations and Skills Oriented Methods, presentation to faculty at Monash University – KL, July 23, 2010.

2010 National Conference of Law Reviews, Journal/Author Relations, Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

2010 Americas Regional Congress of Labor and Social Securities Laws, Report of the United States, Cartagena, Colombia.

2009 AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Work Law, Teaching Work Law Through Simulation and Other Skills-Oriented Methods.

2009 Conference on Proposed Restatement of Employment Law, U.C.-Hastings School of Law, 4.02: Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy.

2009 ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Due Process Issues in Employment Arbitration.

2008 Research Conference on Access to Civil Justice: Empirical Perspectives, NYU Law School, Pro Bono Practices of Large Law Firms.

2008 Third Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law, The Role of Labor & Employment Law in the Law School Curriculum.

2008 SEALS, Using Full-Course Simulations in Labor and Employment Cases.  

2008 Administrative Office of the Courts, Equal Treatment for All: Pursuing Diversity in Kentucky's Courts.

2007 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Meeting, ADR Section, Do Lawyers Have a Professional Duty to Inform Clients About ADR?

2007 University of Cincinnati College of Law Summer Scholarship Series, Explaining the Spread of At-Will Employment.

2007 National Academy of Arbitrators conference Beyond the Protocol: The Future of Due Process in Workplace Dispute Resolution.

2007 Symposium, UNLV / Nevada Law Journal, Revising the Federal Arbitration Act.