Law professor elected fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 25, 2014 | News, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps

Dr. Joseph E. Slater, the Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values in the College of Law, was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.



He was elected by colleagues in recognition of his sustained outstanding performance in the profession.

“Joe Slater is an outstanding and popular teacher and is nationally known among scholars and practitioners as one of the top experts in the country in labor law,” said Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of the College of Law. “This honor only reinforces our pride in having him on our faculty.”

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995 as a professional association to honor leading labor and employment attorneys and has evolved to become an important resource for labor and employment law issues.
Election as a fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Slater has been a member of the UT law faculty since 1999. He teaches Torts, Labor Law, Public Sector Labor Law, and Employment Law. Before joining the College of Law, he practiced law for more than a decade in Washington, D.C.

He is a graduate of Georgetown University (PhD), the University of Michigan Law School (JD), and Oberlin College (BA). He is a member of the Labor Law Group.

Slater is the co-author of a new book titled Mastering Labor Law, which was published by Carolina Academic Press this fall, as well as the co-author of two casebooks.

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