LAWRENCE – A distinguished professor at the University of Kansas School of Law has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in recognition of her sustained outstanding performance in the profession.
Elinor Schroeder, the Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law, will become only the fourth Fellow in Kansas when she is installed on Nov. 8 at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference in Los Angeles.
“I have had a wonderful career teaching great students in my labor and employment classes, and thinking, speaking, and writing about important issues in these areas,” said Schroeder, who joined the KU law faculty in 1977. “Election to the College is truly icing on the cake. I am extremely grateful for this recognition.”
With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,300 members in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian provinces. The College was established in 1995 and recognizes lawyers who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the areas of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution.
An authority on labor and employment law, Schroeder co-authors a leading treatise on the subject and serves as editor of the Kansas Employment Law Handbook. At KU, she teaches courses on employment discrimination law, employment law, labor law and disability law. Schroeder practiced employment law at Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP in Kansas City, Missouri, before joining the law faculty.
She holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Michigan, where she was articles and book review editor of the Michigan Law Review. In 1984, the KU Commission on the Status of Women designated her the outstanding woman teacher at KU and inducted her into the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. She was named the Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law in 1999.
Schroeder joins Mike Delaney, a 1978 KU law graduate and retired partner at Spencer Fane Britt & Brown, who became a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2008.