44th Annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture

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  • Ogilvie Auditorium

Join us to hear Charlotte Garden, Julius E. Davis Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, deliver this year's Kenneth M. Piper Lecture. In this lecture, Professor Garden will address what strikes and other collective action might look like in a fissured or virtual workplace. As to both fissured and virtual workplaces, Professor Garden will consider what an “equal and opposite” reaction might look like – for example, a strike of an employer that mainly transacts business online might call for the deployment of a digital picket-line. Professor Garden will also discuss how the law might impede or support new forms of collection action that result from these changing business practices. This free lecture will be held in the Chicago-Kent College of Law Ogilvie Auditorium and is in-person only and will not be live-streamed.


  • Charlotte Garden, Julius E. Davis Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law


  • Kent Hirozawa, Partner, Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss LLP
  • Harry I. Johnson, III, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

This lecture is funded by the Kenneth M. Piper Endowment, established by a gift from Mrs. Kenneth M. Piper in memory of her husband. Mr. Piper was a distinguished executive with Motorola, Inc., and Bausch & Lomb, Inc., who made important contributions in human resources and labor relations for more than two decades.

On-demand video will be available 14-28 days after the conference.

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