Karin participates in White House Summit on Working Families

Thursday, July 10, 2014

 Marcy Karin

Clinical Professor Marcy Karin participated in the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C. on June 23, 2014. Invited by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Center for American Progress, Karin joined a select group of academics, business leaders, advocates, workers, and speakers, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Robin Roberts, and Gloria Steinem. The Summit explored how America can update outdated workplace policies to support the needs of today's working families. 

In addition to researching how public policy may best support working families, Karin serves as the Director of the College of Law's Work-Life Law and Policy Clinic. The Clinic provides ASU law students with the opportunity to work on many of the economic security issues for working families that were addressed at the Summit, including unemployment, leave, wage theft, equal pay, discrimination and other core workplace protections. Karin said she was honored to build on five years of local student work on these issues and bring the perspective of the Clinic's clients to the national conversation. 

Karin teaches courses on workplace flexibility law and policy, employment law and policy and legislation. Her other research interests include legislative lawyering, civil justice for military families, and women’s legal history.


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