Professor Secunda, in his 12th year of law teaching and in his 6th year at
Marquette, teaches employee benefits law, labor law, employment discrimination law,
employment law, education law, and civil procedure. He is the faculty advisor for the
Marquette Law School Labor and Employment Law Society. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda
Solis recently appointed Professor Secunda to a three-year term on the Department of
Labor's ERISA Advisory Council, effective January 2013. 

Professor Secunda has been a visiting professor at the Universite de Paris Ouest Nanterre
La Defense during June 2011, a visiting professor of law at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Law School during the summer and fall 2011 semesters, the 2012 Hicks
Morley Visiting Professor of International Labour Law at The Western Ontario Faculty of
Law in London, Ontario, and a visiting professor of law for the part-time LLM Comparative
Law Program and visiting scholar at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in
Toronto. 

Prior to teaching, Professor Secunda was a labor and employment associate at two
different Philadelphia law firms. He also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Murray M.
Schwartz on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. 

Professor Secunda writes extensively on employee benefits, labor, employment, and
education law. His research focuses on: the pension and health insurance rights of U.S.
employees in comparison to other countries, the constitutional rights of public
employees, the organizational and collective bargaining rights of public and private
sector employees (especially in light of the Wisconsin moment in public sector labor
law), and the rights of special education children. His recent law review articles on
these topics have appeared in the UCLA, Notre Dame, Indiana, Florida State, Fordham, San
Diego, Colorado, Hastings, and Wisconsin Law Reviews; his essays have been published in
the online journals at Yale, Penn and Northwestern. 

He is also the author of a number of current and forthcoming books, including:
Understanding Employment Law (with Rick Bales and Jeff Hirsch); Global Issues in Employee
Benefits Law (with Samuel Estreicher and Rosalind Connor); Mastering Employment
Discrimination Law (with Jeff Hirsch); Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (with Jeff
Hirsch); and Mastering Labor Law (with Jeff Hirsch, Joseph Slater and Anne Lofaso)
(forthcoming 2014). 

Professor Secunda is the past national Chair of the Association of American Law Schools
Sections on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Labor Relations and Employment
Law, and Employment Discrimination Law. He is an elected member of the American Law
Institute (ALI), serving on the Members Consultative Group for the Restatement of
Employment Law, and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Social Insurance
(NASI). He is also a contributing editor of the Workplace Prof Blog, a member of the
executive board of the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Labor and Social
Security Law, and a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and
Employment Law. He is also the co-author of numerous amicus briefs in labor, employment,
and benefit law cases, and a frequent commentator in the national and Wisconsin media and
press on labor, employment, benefit, and education law issues. 

Special Recognitions: Order of the Coif, Appointed to DOL's ERISA Advisory Council,
Elected Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), Elected Member of the
American Law Institute (ALI), Distinguished Service Award for Southeastern Association of
Law Schools (SEALS), and Honorary Lifetime Member of SEALS 

Education Law

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Tales of a Law Professor Lateral Nothing, ExpressO (2008)

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OpenURL

The Solomon Amendment, Expressive Associations, and Public Employment, UCLA Law Review (2007)

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Employment Practice

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Privatizing Workplace Privacy, ExpressO (2012)

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Cognitive Illiberalism and Debiasing Strategies, ExpressO (2011)

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Psychological Realism in Labor and Employment Law, ExpressO (2011)

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NEOFORMALISM AND THE REEMERGENCE OF THE RIGHTS/PRIVILEGE DISTINCTION IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LAW, ExpressO (2010)

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CULTURAL COGNITION AT WORK, ExpressO (2010)

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Constitutional Law

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NEOFORMALISM AND THE REEMERGENCE OF THE RIGHTS/PRIVILEGE DISTINCTION IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LAW, ExpressO (2010)

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CULTURAL COGNITION AT WORK, ExpressO (2010)

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“The Longest Journey, With A First Step”: Bringing Coherence To Sovereignty And Jurisdictional Issues In Global Employee Benefits Law, ExpressO (2008)

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OpenURL

The Solomon Amendment, Expressive Associations, and Public Employment, UCLA Law Review (2007)

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Whither the Pickering Rights of Federal Employees?, ExpressO (2007)

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Civil Rights

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Cognitive Illiberalism and Debiasing Strategies, ExpressO (2011)

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The Forgotten Employee Benefit Crisis: Multiemployer Benefit Plans on the Brink, ExpressO (2011)

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NEOFORMALISM AND THE REEMERGENCE OF THE RIGHTS/PRIVILEGE DISTINCTION IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LAW, ExpressO (2010)

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“The Longest Journey, With A First Step”: Bringing Coherence To Sovereignty And Jurisdictional Issues In Global Employee Benefits Law, ExpressO (2008)

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OpenURL

The Solomon Amendment, Expressive Associations, and Public Employment, UCLA Law Review (2007)

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Labor Law

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Cognitive Illiberalism and Debiasing Strategies, ExpressO (2011)

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The Forgotten Employee Benefit Crisis: Multiemployer Benefit Plans on the Brink, ExpressO (2011)

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Psychological Realism in Labor and Employment Law, ExpressO (2011)

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CULTURAL COGNITION AT WORK, ExpressO (2010)

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“The Longest Journey, With A First Step”: Bringing Coherence To Sovereignty And Jurisdictional Issues In Global Employee Benefits Law, ExpressO (2008)

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Public Law and Legal Theory

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The (Neglected) Importance of Being Lawrence: The Constitutionalization of Public Employee Rights to Decisional Non-Interference in Private Affairs, ExpressO (2006)

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Administrative Law

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Legal Education

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“The Longest Journey, With A First Step”: Bringing Coherence To Sovereignty And Jurisdictional Issues In Global Employee Benefits Law, ExpressO (2008)

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Tales of a Law Professor Lateral Nothing, ExpressO (2008)

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International Law

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Immigration Law

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Comparative Law

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“The Longest Journey, With A First Step”: Bringing Coherence To Sovereignty And Jurisdictional Issues In Global Employee Benefits Law, ExpressO (2008)

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Retirement Security

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The Forgotten Employee Benefit Crisis: Multiemployer Benefit Plans on the Brink, ExpressO (2011)

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Psychological Realism in Labor and Employment Law, ExpressO (2011)

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Courts

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Psychology and Psychiatry

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Psychological Realism in Labor and Employment Law, ExpressO (2011)

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Judges

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State and Local Government Law

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NEOFORMALISM AND THE REEMERGENCE OF THE RIGHTS/PRIVILEGE DISTINCTION IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT LAW, ExpressO (2010)

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Law and Society

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Constitutional Law, Generally

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