Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Social Science Experts and Title VII Class Action Lawsuits

December 10, 2010 - New York City

Co-sponsored by: Outten & Golden LLP
In conjunction with Cornell Law School

PROGRAM AGENDA


9:00am     INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME
                 Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor & Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR
9:10am     INTRODUCTION TO USE OF EXPERTS IN TITLE VII CASES
                 Adam Klein, Esq., Partner, Outten and Golden: Moderator
9:20am     DEMYSTIFYING THE SOCIAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES
                 Professor Beth Livingston, Cornell ILR: Psychology  (Presentation)
                 Professor Lisa Nishii, Cornell ILR: Industrial Psychology  (Presentation)
                 Professor Brian Rubineau, Cornell ILR: Sociology  (Presentation)
                 Professor Liz Karns, Esq., Cornell ILR: Statistician  (Presentation)              

10:00am     Questions and Answers
10:15am     ANALYZING THE CASES: A MODERATED DISCUSSION BY THE EXPERTS
10:30am     Warden State, Department of Prisons (Fact Pattern Link)
10:50am     Questions and Answers
11:00am     Superfine Foods (Fact Pattern Link)
10:20am     Questions and Answers
11:30am     Money Minds Financial Services (Fact Pattern Link)
11:40am     Questions and Answers
Noon          CLOSING 

 

Supplemental Materials:

Prof. Lisa Nishii List of Articles
Prof. Brian Rubineau List of Articles
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993)
Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999)
Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228, 255-56 (1989)
Ricci v. DeStefano, 557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Lewis v. Chicago, 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

 

Supplemental Articles (Password Needed)  

Send an e-mail to esta_bigler_ilr-lel@cornell.edu for information on obtaining the password for this section.

* Bagenstos, Samuel R., “Implicit Bias, ‘Science,’ and Antidiscrimination Law,” Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 1, 2007, 477-493.
* Greenwald, Anthony G. and Linda Hamilton Krieger, “Implicit Bias: Scientific Foundations,” California Law Review, Vol, 94, No. 4 (Jul. 2006), pp. 945-967.
* Sacco, Joshua M., et al., “An Investigation of Race and Sex Similarity Effects in Interviews: A Multilevel Approach to Relational Demography,” Journal of Applied Psychology, 2003, Vol. 88, No. 5, 852-865.
* Tsui, Anne S. and Charles A. O’Reilly III, “Beyond Simple Demographic Effects: The Importance of Relational Demography in Superior-Subordinate Dyads,” The Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2 (June 1989), pp. 402-423.
* Varma, Arup and Linda K. Stroh, “The Impact of Same-Sex LMX Dyads on Performance Evaluations,” Human Resource Management, Winter 2001, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 309-320.