Emily Spieler is Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at Northeastern University School
of Law. From 2002 until 2012, she served as dean of the School of Law. During 2012-2013,
Professor Spieler is on sabbatical and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Work
and Employment Research, Sloan School of Management at MIT. She will return to teaching
at Northeastern in 2013-2014. 

Professor Spieler is an expert in labor and employment law. During the winter of
2008-2009, she served on President Obama's transition team for the Department of
Labor. She currently serves as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the
Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has also served on the
National Academy of Social Insurance Steering Committee on Workers' Compensation; on
the National Academies Committee on Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers; and as
chair of the US Department of Energy Worker Advocacy Advisory Committee regarding
implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of
2000. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, ex-officio member of the American
Law Institute, and fellow and member of the board of governors of the College of
Workers' Compensation Lawyers. 

Prior to beginning her academic career, Professor Spieler practiced labor and employment
law in Boston, Massachusetts and West Virginia. She held several senior positions in West
Virginia state government, including commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Fund;
deputy attorney general for civil rights; commissioner of the West Virginia Human Rights
Commission; and public member of the finance board of the West Virginia Public
Employees' Insurance Agency. She joined the faculty of West Virginia University
College of Law in 1990, where she taught courses in labor, employment, social insurance
and health law until she joined the Northeastern University community in Boston in 2002.

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On the road: images of truthtelling in rural America, School of Law Faculty Publications (2000)
 

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Dean's Update - Vol. 2 No. 3 (November/December 2005), School of Law Dean's Updates (2005)