Adjunct Law Prof Blog is edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein, and provides in-depth commentary on noteworthy judicial decisions from across the country. Though Mitchell is the driving force behind this blog, he is occasionally joined by a pair of guest editors (Eric A. Lustig and Craig Estlinbaum) who bring an even greater degree of high caliber insights to the table.
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Magallanes v. Ill. Bell Tel. Co., No. 07-3028, ___F.3d___(7th Cir. July 23, 2008), is an important discrimination case and it concerns settlements. The 7th held that dismissal of an employment-discrimination suit because the parties had settled should be reversed because...
In Several States, A Push To Stem Cyber Bullying is an interesting Jan. 1, 2009 article from the Washington Post. It reports that with the increased use of computers and cell phones, cyber bullying is on the increase. As a...
Gomez-Jimenez et al v. New York Law School, ___Misc. 3d____, 2012 NY Slip Op (N.Y. Co. March 21, 2012), is a case that every, and I mean every, law school adminstrator must read. In fact, prospective law students, as well...
These Are Not Your Father’s Internships is an interesting Feb. 6, 2012 article from the New York Times. It questions whether employers are abusing students by utilizing unpaid interns as opposed to employees. The legal question is whether an intern...
Here is a good law school hypo, but it is based on real facts. A group of workers worn orange in protest of their poor working conditions and were fired. A Newspaper article describing the story is available here. Ok...
P.K. v. Caesar Rodney High Sch., ____F. Supp. 2d____ (D. Del. Jan. 27, 2011), is an interesting decision. A lower court has granted a school district summary judgment, rejecting a Title IX claim brought by a student and her mother...
Weidow v. Scranton Sch. Dist., ____F.3d____ (3d Cir. Feb. 7, 2012), is an interesting case. The Third Circuit, in an unreported decision, ruled that a former high school student subjected to student-on-student harassment failed to state valid claims of discrimination...
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On February 10, 2012, Adjunct Law Prof Blog covered a story about a college student who wrote in an essay that he was attracted to his professor, here. That blog entry generated a significant amount of commentary, including commentary from...
One of the most common forms of employee discipline involves time and attendance issue; more specifically sick leave abuse. This occorrus, for example, when the employee takes a sick day when he or she is not actually sick. Well, what...