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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stephanie Brinson

Lecturer

Labor Education Program (Chicago)

815 W. Van Buren, Suite 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Education

JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2005

MA, English Literature, University of Tennessee, 2000

BA, English Literature, University of Houston, 1997

BS, Mathematics, University of Houston, 1997

Admissions

Illinois Bar, 2005

Northern District of Illinois, 2005

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006

Distinctions

Certificate in Labor & Employment Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2005

CALI Award, Law, Literature & Feminism, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2003

Graduation with Honors, University of Houston, 1997

Background

Stephanie is a licensed attorney in Illinois whose prior law practice focused solely on union-side labor & employment law in both in-house union counsel and law firm settings.  She has extensive experience as a legal representative of unions in contract negotiations, labor arbitrations, and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board.  Stephanie’s teaching interests include labor law (private and public sectors), employment law, legal writing, parliamentary procedure, and the intersection of law and literature.  Stephanie is also a certified yoga instructor through Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Publications/Presentations

Breaking Legal News Digest for Workers’ Rights, March 2019 to present (monthly newsletter)

NLRB Deferral to Arbitration (panelist), Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law Conference, 2014

Labor & Employment Law Workshop, Teamsters Women’s Conference, 2010

Chapter 17 Editor, The Developing Labor Law 2008 Supp., 5th ed., 2008 & 2009

Courses

Collective Bargaining

Labor & Employment Law Certificate (Labor Education Program)

Labor Law (private sector)

Labor Law (public sector)

Employment Discrimination Law

Employment Relations Law

Labor Law Legal Writing Workshops

Parliamentary Procedures/Robert’s Rules of Order

Law & Literature

Steel-ing the Law:  Case Law History of the United Steelworkers of America