Prof. Joseph Slater

Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law

Professor Joseph E. Slater, a faculty member since 1999, is a graduate of Georgetown University (PhD), the University of Michigan Law School (JD), and Oberlin College (BA).

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Slater practiced labor and employment law in Washington, D.C. for twelve years. He also was an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and an Instructor and Teaching Assistant at Georgetown University's History Department.

Professor Slater has published in the field of labor law and history. Recent publications include: Down By Law:  Public Sector Unions and the State in America, 1900-60 (forthcoming, Cornell University Press); "The Court DoesNotKnow 'What a Labor Union Is': How Bias, State Structures and Judicial (Mis)Constructions Deformed Public Sector Labor Law," 79 Oregon Law Review 981 (2000); "Petting the Infamous Yellow Dog: The Seattle High School Teachers Union and the State, 1928-1931," 23 Seattle University Law Review 485 ( 2000); "Public Workers: Labor and the Boston Police Strike of 1919,"38Labor History7 (1997); and "The Rise of Master-Servant and the Fall of Master Narrative: A Review ofLabor Law In America," 15 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 141 (1994).

  • Georgetown University (PhD)
  • University of Michigan Law School (JD)
  • Oberlin College (BA)

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Publications and Multimedia
Public Sector Unions - Event Audio/Video
14th Annual Faculty Conference
January 06, 2012