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Clason Speaker Series at School of Law to Explore Labor Law in Tough Times

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Western New England College School of Law's Clason Speaker Series will feature a talk by National Labor Relations Board Chairman Wilma Liebman on Tuesday, October 12 at noon in the Blake Law Center Commons. The talk, titled "More Rights, Fewer Jobs? Labor Law During Hard Times," is the keynote address of the School of Law's 2010 Public Interest Law Week. The event is free and open to the public.

new_imagejpgWith many businesses struggling and unemployment a serious concern for millions of Americans, Liebman will share her insights on the current state of the economy and the future of the American job market. She was originally appointed to the National Labor Relations Board by President Clinton in 1997, and reappointed by both President Bush and President Obama. She was named Chairman in 2009. Before her work on the Labor Relations Board, she served as Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Liebman holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law Center.

Now in its 22nd year, the Clason Speaker Series hosts expert lecturers to enhance the academic environment at the Western New England College School of Law. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a prominent attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives who served as Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970. For more information, call 413-796-2279.

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