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Public Sector Unions
Political Expression in the Workplace
Courtlyn Roser-Jones is the 2016-2018 William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her areas of expertise are labor law, employment discrimination, contracts, and constitutional law. Roser-Jones' most recent scholarly interests address how workplace laws intersect with First Amendment protections and Due Process rights. Her article in volume 112, issue 3 of the Northwestern University Law Review addresses the constitutionality of agency shop or "fair share" agreements between labor unions and public sector employers. In it, she applies modern campaign finance jurisprudence addressing political contributions to the agency fee doctrine's First Amendment analysis. In 2016, she was selected as one of the New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) labor relations and employment law sections.
Roser-Jones received a B.A. with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she was a legal extern for the University of Notre Dame Office of Compliance and Legal Affairs, and an Articles Editor for the Journal of College and University Law. After law school, she practiced with the Labor and Employment Group at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in private practice, Roser-Jones represented clients in labor contract negotiations, grievance procedures, and before administrative agencies. She also specialized in government contractor Affirmative Action policy drafting and compliance.
Roser-Jones lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her bulldog, Warren.