Thomas Jefferson School of Law today announced the appointment of two new associate deans. Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp will become the Associate...
Professor Bisom-Rapp is an internationally known scholar in the field of comparative workplace law, who writes about globalization, equal employment opportunity, occupational safety and health, and the gig economy. She is co-author of the path-breaking casebook, The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law - Cases and Materials, which was first published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 and in 2012 appeared in its second edition in Wolters Kluwer’s Aspen Casebook Series. Her latest book, Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce, co-authored with Malcolm Sargeant, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
Professor Bisom-Rapp is author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters, including a contribution in the recently published anthology Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work (Martha Albertson Fineman & Jonathan W. Fineman, eds., Routledge 2017). Her work has earned hundreds of citations by scholars in the disciplines of law, sociology, and psychology. An elected member of the American Law Institute since 2007 and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2018, Professor Bisom-Rapp also serves on the Academic Advisory Board of the Doctoral Research School in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, is treasurer and was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, and is an advisory board member of the San Diego Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus.
At the law school, Professor Bisom-Rapp was appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship in 2016. She was faculty co-director of the Employee Rights Self-Help Workshop from 2013-2018. She served as director of Thomas Jefferson’s Center for Law and Social Justice from 2004-2008, was Visiting Associate Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2003, and has taught law in China, France, and Italy. Before joining Thomas Jefferson’s faculty in 1996, Professor Bisom-Rapp practiced workplace law in New York City, and completed graduate studies at Columbia University as a Wien Fellow and with funding from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Download Professor Bisom-Rapp’s Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format).
Torts I, Torts II, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, International and Comparative Employment Law, Labor Law (Public and Private Sector), Scholarly Legal Writing (for law review students).