Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Professor Joan Williams Makes a Birthday Wish for the ADA

Happy Birthday, ADA!

What a good birthday present it would be to pregnant women and their families if courts eliminated the so-called "normal pregnancy doctrine," which in effect says that pregnancy contaminates an otherwise-eligible disability so as to insulate employers from their duty to accommodate. That old-fashioned approach is reminiscent of the outdated view that pregnancy is a woman's cross to bear because of Eve's original sin. Let's leave Eve out of it, and join the 21st century.

Read more of Joan C. Williams article in the Huffington Post here.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Thinkers & Doers: April 21, 2014

Professors Osagie K. Obasogie, Sheila Purcell, Robin Feldman, James Lambden '75, Juliana Maio ’78, Philip Kan Gotanda ’78, Sergio Gutierrez ’83, Jeff Adachi ’85, James T. “Jim” Hammer ’86, Niki Solis ’95, Ryan C. Hughes ’10.
Friday, April 18, 2014

Moot Court Team Celebrates Winning Season

UC Hastings continues its tradition of excellence in intercollegiate advocacy competition and is currently ranked as the #3 Moot Court program in the nation.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law Awarded $225,000 Grant from NoVo Foundation

Funds will enable WorkLife Law to develop information and tools that help low-income pregnant workers gain accommodations they need to keep jobs.
Friday, April 11, 2014

Thinkers & Doers: April 11, 2014

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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