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Emory Law Journal draws labor law experts for NLRB symposium

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Elaine Justice

The Emory Law Journal will present a one-day labor law symposium at Emory Law School on Friday, April 10.

The event will draw together many of the nation's most recognized academics in the traditional labor law field as well as all five National Labor Relations Board members and the general counsel. With the assistance of professor Michael Z. Green of the Texas A&M University School of Law, the symposium will address the future of the NLRB as an administrative agency at the dawn of its 80th anniversary.

The NLRB symposium will assess the role of the board today, what actions Congress may take with respect to the board and what the future of the board might be. Specifically, the symposium will feature three panels, highlighted below.

The NLRB: Assessing the NLRB’s Impact and Political Effectiveness

  • Charlotte Garden, Seattle University School of Law
  • Julius G. Getman, University of Texas School of Law
  • William B. Gould IV, Stanford Law School
  • Theodore J. St. Antoine, University of Michigan Law School

A Conversation with NLRB Members & General Counsel

Moderator: Professor Charles A. Shanor

  • Mark Gaston Pearce, Chairman
  • Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel
  • Kent Y. Hirozawa
  • Harry I. Johnson, III
  • Lauren McFerran
  • Philip A. Miscimarra

Opportunities for Improvement in Changing Times

  • Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Samuel Estreicher, NYU School of Law
  • Michael Z. Green, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Jeffrey M. Hirsch, UNC School of Law

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the law school's Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta. Georgia Bar Members may obtain 5.5 hours of general CLE credits by registering with a $65 registration fee, which is waived for judges and clerks.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but all attendees must register. The symposium includes a midday lunch and is followed by a reception. Direct questions to

The event is co-sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law section of the State Bar of Georgia.

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