Elinor P. Schroeder

Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law
Primary office:
309D Green Hall

A member of the KU Law faculty since 1977, Elinor Schroeder is recognized as a leading authority in labor and employment law. She was named the Paul E. Wilson Professor of Law in 1999, a recognition of the quality of her scholarship. Schroeder is an outstanding teacher as well and a recipient of the law school's Immel Award for Teaching Excellence. In 1984, the KU Commission on the Status of Women named her the outstanding woman teacher at KU and inducted her into the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame. She holds both a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Michigan, where she was articles and book review editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Courses Taught:
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Disability Law

Representative Publications
"Employment Law" (with Rothstein, Craver & Shoben) (3rd edition 2005); "Employment Law" (with Rothstein, Craver, & Shoben) (3d ed. 2004); "Human Resources and the Law" (with Rothstein, Craver, Shoben & Vander Velde) (1994); Editor, Kansas Employment Law Handbook (2d ed. 2001) (1st ed. 1991 + Supp. 1992, 1995).

Research Interests
Employment law, employment discrimination law, labor law.

J.D., B.A., University of Michigan, 1974, 1968, Articles & Book Review Editor, Michigan Law Review.

Missouri 1974, Kansas 1985.

Career History
Attorney, Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, Kansas City, Mo., 1974-77; Associate Professor, Kansas, 1977-82; Professor, 1982-present; Visiting Professor, Michigan, Fall 1987; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kansas 1995-98; Paul E. Wilson Professor of Law, 1999-present.

Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; State of Kansas Employment Security Advisory Council 1984-91; Board of Directors, Kansas Legal Services, Inc. (Member 1984-88, 1990-94, President 1987-88); Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission, 1995-2000.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance