Annual Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture

2011 Benjamin Aaron presenter Wilma Liebman (L) with guests, including IRLE Director Chris Tilly (R).


This lecture series is held annually in honor of Benjamin Aaron (1915-2007) who was a leading expert on U.S. and comparative labor law. He joined the staff of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (then called the Institute of Industrial Relations) in 1946 and served as its Director from 1960 to 1975. Professor Aaron was also Professor of Law at UCLA from 1960 until his death in 2007.

This event is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Los Angeles County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section and the Project on Work and Employment Regulation, UCLA School of Law.

2012 Benjamin Aaron Labor Law Lecture


  Thursday, October 4, 2012


  Separate and Unequal: Arbitration and Private Justice


  Presented by Cliff Palefsky | McGuinn, Hillsman, & Palefsky





Cliff Palefsky, a dynamic speaker and leading critic of mandatory arbitration agreements, will provide valuable insights from the plaintiff's perspective on the "hot topic" of employment dispute arbitration. Mr. Palefsky has been in the forefront of the opposition to mandatory arbitration for the past 24 years in both the courts and the legislature. He has been involved in many of the leading arbitration cases, and will reflect on the rapidly developing state of the law, including the NLRB’s D.R Horton decision, the state of class actions after AT&T v Concepcion, the alternative dispute resolution industry, the proposed Arbitration Fairness legislation, and the implications of mandatory arbitration on civil justice in America.


Program Information


Thursday, October 4, 2012

5:30 p.m.   Registration
6:30 p.m.   Dinner

7:30 p.m.   Program


Westin Bonaventure | Catalina Room
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Map)

Parking:  Valet Parking: $18  |  City National Self-Parking: $15 before 5pm, $10 after 5pm


Registration Information:


Discounted Registration Rates (inlcludes dinner):


Ben Aaron 2012 Registration Form:  Please fill out the registration form and mail/drop off info stub with payment to IRLE.  Registration and payment must be recieved by Monday, October 1, 2012.  Space is limited.