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On March 19, more than 40 law students attended the first-ever Employment and Labor Law panel discussion, hosted by the Employment and Labor Law Society (ELLS). Second-year law student and ELLS Vice President, DeeDee Goldstein moderated the discussion which included Elizabeth Johnson, shareholder at Fowler White, Rene Gonzalez-Llorens, partner at Shutts & Bowen, alumnus Adam Kemper ‘10, attorney at Greenspoon Marder and Isis Carbajal, General Counsel at FIU, as panelists.

The discussion addressed the contemporary issues in employment law involving sexual harassment and discrimination. The panelists offered general advice to the students and told “war” stories of interesting cases they have handled over the years.

“We decided to organize a panel of employment law experts because it is such an exciting field of law,” Goldstein shared. “We were hoping to generate interest with the first-years and give them an idea of what employment law entails. Employment law encompasses all of the most exciting parts of first-years classes by weaving together torts, contracts and constitutional law.”

ELLS strives to connect FIU Law students with employment law practitioners and organizes open forum events with prominent employment law attorneys to foster discussions. ELLS encourages discussion of contemporary issues facing employees and employers with a focus on legally maintaining equality and diversity in the workplace.