Introducing Guest Blogger Leora Eisenstadt
Leora is an Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Prior the fellowship, Leora was an associate in the Labor & Employment Group at Dechert LLP, representing and counseling companies in cases involving employment discrimination issues and general employment matters. She also represented and advised educational institutions in cases involving Title IX and Title VII and represented pro bono clients in family law and civil rights cases. From 2005 to 2007, Leora served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Leora received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in History from Yale University. From 2003 to 2004, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Israel studying sex equality and the development of Israeli equal employment opportunity law.
Leora’s primary scholarship interests are in the areas of employment discrimination and employment law generally. She focuses on the role of identity along with the varied meanings of equality in employment law. Her publications include Separation of Church and Hospital: Strategies to Protect Pro-Choice Physicians in Religiously -Affiliated Hospitals, 15 Y.J.L.F. 135, and Privileged but Equal? A Comparison of U.S. and Israeli Notions of Sex Equality in Employment Law, 40 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 357. She has also published articles in BNA Insights: Labor and Employment Law and Bloomberg Law Reports. She is currently completing an article entitled The N-Word at Work: Contextualizing Language in the Workplace, which is forthcoming in the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.