Kathryn Webber

Kathryn Webber

Associate Professor of Law


B.A., Tufts University, 1995
J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1998

Professor Webber’s courses include: Employment Discrimination, Remedies, and Lawyering, Skills and Values.  Professor Webber’s scholarship draws on political science theory to analyze Supreme Court decisions on federal employment discrimination law.  Her article, Correcting the Supreme Court – Will It Listen? Using the Models of Judicial Decision-Making to Predict the Future of the ADA Amendments Act, appears in the February 2014 issue of the University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and is available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2325330. This article was selected for presentation at the Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law and the Midwest Political Science Association 2014 Annual Conference.  Professor Webber's forthcoming article, It is Political: Using the Models of Judicial Decision-Making to Explain the Ideological History of Title VII, has been selected for publication in the St. John's University Law Review Symposium Issue, Title II at 50 and is available at : http://ssrn.com/abstract=2440842.  Professor Webber’s academic career began as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University College of Law where she taught Civil Procedure, Pre-Trial Practice and Employment Discrimination.  Prior to entering academia, Professor Webber enjoyed a ten year career as an employment litigator in New York City, including time as an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.  Her most recent practice was as a partner at a boutique employment law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile discrimination lawsuits. Notable cases included Nurse v. Concepts in Staffing (S.D.N.Y. 2007), a race and gender discrimination suit resulting in a $1.2 million jury verdict, and Hart v. Dresdner (S.D.N.Y. 2006), a proposed class action gender discrimination case brought on behalf of six women in the financial industry.  Professor Webber has commented on employment law issues in a wide range of publications and broadcasts, including appearances on CNBC’s “On the Money” and The Gail King Show of Oprah and Friends Radio. Professor Webber graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as an executive editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the Moot Court Board.  During law school, she received the Samuel F. Pryor, III, Award for Most Distinguished Comment. Professor Webber received her undergraduate degree in Political Science, cum laude, from Tufts University.  

Areas of Interest

  • Employment Discrimination

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