Lance Compa to deliver 2016 Kenneth M. Piper Lecture in Labor Law

Attorneys who attend the March 22 lecture are eligible to receive MCLE credit

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
 Connecting International Labor Standards and Free Trade Agreements" at the 2016 Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.
Professor Lance Compa will discuss "The External Workforce and the Domestic Workplace: Connecting International Labor Standards and Free Trade Agreements" at the 2016 Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.

Cornell University professor Lance Compa will discuss "The External Workforce and the Domestic Workplace: Connecting International Labor Standards and Free Trade Agreements" March 22 at Chicago-Kent College of Law's 38th annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture.

The program will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chicago-Kent's Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago. The lecture is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested in advance.

Professor Compa is a senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches U.S. labor law and international labor rights. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 1997, Professor Compa directed labor law research at the NAFTA Commission for Labor Cooperation.

In his lecture, Professor Compa will discuss the relationship of international human rights standards, cross-border labor mobility, and migrant labor protections in free trade agreements. He will trace the evolution of trade agreements from NAFTA to the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership and proposed TransAtlantic Trade & Investment Partnership, examining how they address migrant labor concerns in U.S. labor force sectors ranging from "high-end" H-1 visa employees to "low-end" H-2 visa employees.

Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at New York University School of Law, and Randel K. Johnson, senior vice president of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will comment on Professor Compa's remarks from employee and management perspectives.

This lecture has been approved for 1.25 hours of Illinois and 1.5 hours of Pennsylvania general MCLE credit. For more information, visit cle.kentlaw.edu on or call (312) 906-5090.

The annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture is sponsored by Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace. It is presented by the Kenneth M. Piper Endowment, which was established by a gift from Mrs. Kenneth M. Piper in memory of her husband. Mr. Piper, who was a distinguished executive with Motorola and Bausch & Lomb, made important contributions in human resources and labor relations for more than two decades.

Founded in 1888, Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, a private, technology-focused research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law.

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