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Joel Wm. Friedman

Jack M. Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction and Director of Tulane-ITESM Ph.D. Program
BS, 1972, Cornell University; JD, 1975, Yale University

E-mail:  jfriedman@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5985
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 355-C

Joel Friedman, a 40-year Tulane Law School faculty member, has expertise in employment discrimination law, labor law, civil procedure and mediation.

He is the author of The Law of Employment Discrimination: Cases & Materials, 9th edition (Foundation Press 2013); Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, 4th ed. (Thomson/West 2013), with Michael Collins; and Employment Discrimination: Examples & Explanations (Aspen Publishers 2010). He’s also editor of Employment Discrimination Stories (Foundation Press 2006).

His biography of the late federal Judge John Minor Wisdom, Champion of Civil Rights, was published by LSU Press in 2009.

Friedman has published law review articles on employment discrimination law and labor law and has served as a consultant to the Louisiana Legislature on equal employment opportunity, child abuse and gender-neutral insurance rating. He also has assisted in Tulane’s international outreach: He currently directs the Law School’s summer Institute of Chinese Law and Business Transactions and is working to create joint degree programs with several Chinese law schools.

Fall 2016 - Civil Procedure; Labor Law 
Spring 2017 -  

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The Legal, Political, and Religious Legacy of an Extended Jewish Family, 18 Southern Jewish History 63 (2015)

Gender Nonconformity and the Unfulfilled Promise of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 14 DUKE J. GEND. L. & POL. 2005 (2007)

Judge John Minor Wisdom - The Noblest Tulanian of Them All, 74 TUL. L. REV. 1 (1999)
Judge Wisdom and the 1952 Republican National Convention: Ensuring Victory for Eisenhower and a Two-Party System for Louisiana, 53 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 33 (1996)
Look Behind at the Tulane Law School of John Minor Wisdom's Era, 70 TUL. L. REV. 2091 (1996)
John Minor Wisdom's Battle Against the Political Bosses to Create a Two-Party System in Louisiana, 69 TUL. L. REV. 1439 (1995)
Affirmative Action - The American Experience, 1 LAB. L. NEWS & CT. REP. # 10 (p. 1) (May) (1992)
Rethinking Equality in American Antidiscrimination Law, 8 WASEDA (JAPAN BULL. COMP. L.) ___ (1989)
A U.S. Supreme Court Constitutional Quandary: Affirmative Action in Employment, 40 CHUO U. (Japan) Comp. L.J. ___ (1989)
Constitutional Equality and Affirmative Action in Employment: A Search for Standards, 1986 DET. C. L. REV. 1113
Redefining Equality, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action Under Title VII: The Access Principle, 65 TEX. L. REV. 41 (1986)
Fair Employment Legislation in Louisiana: A Critique of the 1983 Act, 58 TUL. L. REV. 444 (1983)
Israeli Equal Employment Opportunity Statutory Law: An Appraisal from an American Perspective, 6 TEL AVIV UNIV. STUDIES IN LAW 155 (1983)
Congress, The Courts and Employment Discrimination in Higher Education: A Tale of Two Titles, 34 VAND. L. REV. 37 (1981)
The Burger Court and the Prima Facie Case in Employment Discrimination Litigation, 65 CORN. L. REV. 1 (1979)
Constitutional and Statutory Challenges to Discrimination in Employment Based on Sexual Orientation, 64 IOWA L. REV. 527 (1979)
Individual Rights in Grievance Arbitration, 27 ARB. J. 252 (1972)

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