Professor Duff's Presentations

Presenter, “Explanation of the U.S. v. Washington,” Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, June 22, 2022 (virtually)

Invited Presenter, “Workers’ Compensation and the Right to Personal Security,” John Burman Student Government Association Spring Panel, University of Wyoming College of Law, March 23, 2022

Invited Presenter, “Pandemics, Safety Protests, and Supreme Court Reversals: A Bleak Future for Section 7?” Rocky Mountain Labor & Employment Relations Association, March 8, 2022 (virtually)

Invited Presenter, “Workers’ Compensation And The ‘Gig’ Economy: Challenges Flowing From Temporary Work,” American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 4, 2022

Invited Presenter, “Intermittent Concerted Strikes by Non-Union Employees,” National Labor Relations Board Virtual Outside Speaker Interregional Office Training, Regions 2 (Manhattan), 22 (Newark), & 29 (Brooklyn), February 23, 2022

Panelist, “NFIB v. Dep’t of Labor, OSHA Virtual Panel Discussion,” Saint Louis University School of Law, February 9, 2022

Invited Presenter, “Constitutional Challenges in Workers’ Compensation Cases in Other States,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 28th Annual Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp, December 3, 2021 (virtually)

Invited Presenter, “The Ineffable Quo of the Quid Pro Quo,” Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law, September 10, 2021 (virtually)

Invited Presenter, “California Gig Battles: Now the Workers Want to Arbitrate?,” Wefel Center for Employment Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, MO, August 24, 2021

Invited Presenter, National Academy of Social Insurance Intern Training in Workers’ Compensation, Washington D.C., July 23, 2021 (virtually)

Invited Presenter, “The Ineffable Quo in the Quid Pro Quo: Who Can Now Say if the Workers’ Compensation Bargain Was Grand?,” Informal ‘Half-Baked’ Ideas Summer Workshop, Saint Louis University School of Law (virtually), June 24, 2021

Invited Presenter, “Constitutional Challenges Summit, Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, April 23, 2021

Invited Panelist, “Hot Seat Webinar: The Gig is Up: Coverage and Caring In the Sharing Economy,”, April 21, 2021

Invited Panelist, “Workers’ Rights in the Wake of a Global Pandemic,” Seattle University Law School Journal of Social Justice (virtually), March 5, 2021

Panelist, “Covid as an Occupational Disease: How Do Various States Handle These Claims?,” Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Webinar, January 22, 2021

Panelist, “A Discussion with the Law Professors, What do the Legal Academics Think About These Unusual Times We find ourselves In?,” Ametros Financial Webinar, October 27, 2020

Panelist, “Emerging Issues in the Law of Work Stoppages,” Saint Louis University Law School, St. Louis, MO (via Zoom), September 18, 2020

Invited Presenter, “Making a Federal Case Out of it: How Federal Preemption Can Unexpectedly Impact State Law,” Continuing Legal Education presentation, Wyoming State Bar (Federal Practice Section), June 25, 2020

Panelist, “Expanding Transit Worker Protection Programs,” TransitCenter, New York, NY (via Zoom), July 1, 2020

Panelist, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Coverage and other Expanding Benefit Changes in the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Marketplace,” National Council of Insurance Legislators, Austin, TX, December 12, 2019

Panelist, “Federal Theories for Constitutional Challenges to Regressive Changes in Workers’ Compensation Laws,” Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Annual Convention, Santa Barbara, CA, October 29, 2019

Panelist, “Immigration, Labor, and Modern Day Slavery,” Potter Law Club Spring Panel, Laramie, Wyoming, April 24, 2019.

Invited Presenter, “Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions,” Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings Annual Meeting, Jackson, Wyoming September 29, 2018.

Invited Presenter, “Beyond Silicon Valley: The Gig Economy Goes Low Tech,” American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, July 10, 2018.

Invited Presenter, “The Madness in March Madness?: Selected Labor and Employment Controversies Related to Athletes,” Laramie County Bar Association Monthly Meeting, March 15, 2018.

Keynote Speaker, “Meta Power Grabs,” Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group Annual Convention President’s Dinner, Palm Beach, Florida, October 16, 2017.

Organizer & Presenter, Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Symposia, Series of Presentations on Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Law Meant to Clarify and Restate Principles of Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Law (First Such Workers’ Compensation Presentations in History of the College of Law)

  • Symposium 1 (Notice and Statute of Limitations), Laramie, Wyoming, September 22, 2017
  • Symposium 2 (Scope of Coverage and Causation), Laramie, Wyoming, November 10, 2017
  • Symposium 3 (Extent of Incapacity; Permanent versus Temporary; Partial versus Total Benefits), Laramie, Wyoming, February 9, 2018
  • Symposium 4 (Select Administrative and Evidentiary Issues), Laramie, Wyoming, April 13, 2018

Invited Panelist, “Grand Bargain or Contract of Adhesion: The Ongoing Debate Over Benefit Adequacy, Procedural Efficacy, and Blanket Immunity in Workers’ Compensation,” Workers’ Compensation Institute, Orlando, Florida, August 8, 2017.

Invited Discussant, “Integrating Workers’ Compensation Policy Experts into the Data Collection Efforts of the National Association of Social Insurance,” Washington D.C., June 7, 2017.

Invited Panelist, “Top 5 Workers’ Compensation Cases in 2016,” College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers’ Inaugural Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, March 18, 2017.

Invited Discussant, "Methods to Improve Communication Between Law Schools and the Plaintiffs’ Bar", Law School Outreach Summit, Pound Civil Justice Institute, San Francisco, CA, January 6, 2017.

Invited Presenter, “Comment on Chapter 4 of The Restatement of Employment Law: Principles of Employer Liability For Tortious Harm To Employees,” Labor Law Group Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, November 18, 2016.

Presenter, “The Corporatization of Workplace Adjudication,” ClassCrits IX Conference, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 2016.

Invited Presenter, “ERISA & Opt-Out,” Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group Annual Meeting, Carefree, Arizona, September 26, 2016.

Invited Discussant, “The Demise of the Grand Bargain” Symposium, Rutgers Law School, September 23, 2016.

Invited Panel Moderator, “The Opt Out, the Constitution, and the Grand Compromise,” 8th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Judiciary College, Orlando, Florida, August 23, 2016.

Invited Panelist, “The Opt-Out Option in Workers’ Compensation: Who Gains and Who Loses?,” Disparate Income, Wealth and Opportunity: Implications for Social Insurance, National Academy of Social Insurance, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2016.

Invited Presenter, “Methodical Confrontation of Suspected Bias in Administrative Decision Making,” Michigan Association for Justice Winter Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Unbroken: The System Is Broken But Not Our Resolve, Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 2016.

Keynote Speaker, “Footholds from Free Fall,” National Labor Relations Board Union Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 10, 2015.

Keynote Speaker, “A Hundred Years of Excellence: But is the Past Prologue?” 31st Annual Fall Section Meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Centennial Celebration, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 7, 2015.

Invited Panel Moderator and Presenter, “Two Enduring Workers’ Compensation Legal-Ethical Problems: Unrepresented Parties and Undocumented Workers,” American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2015 Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference, Naples, Florida, March 20, 2015.

Invited Panelist, “New Frontiers in Traditional Labor Law:  From Student Athletes to Social Media,” University of Denver/Ogletree Deakins Annual Speaker Event, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, February 25, 2015.

Invited Presenter, “Worker’s Compensation Judicial Decisional Independence,” Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, California, October 29, 2014.

Presenter, “The Cowboy Code Meets the Smash Mouth Truth,” University of West Virginia College of Law, Zealous Advocacy for Social Change: Transforming an Anti-Labor Environment into a Culture of Civility, Morgantown, West Virginia, October 24, 2014.

Presenter, “Workers’ Compensation and a State’s Right to worse than Pirates and Prussian Chancellors,” University of Colorado, 9th Annual Labor & Employment Scholars Colloquium, Boulder, Colorado, September 11, 2014.

Panelist, "The Landscape of Private Sector Labor Law in the 21st Century", at "Employment and Labor Law in the 21st Century - Changes in the Arenas of Conflict", Washburn University School of Law's Business and Transactional Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, February 28, 2013.

Panelist, "The Role of Law in Creating the Good Employer," United Association of Labor Education Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2012.

Panelist, "Exploring How Access to Education and Safe, Affordable Energy Contribute to Creating a More Just Workplace," Working Class Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Illinois-Chicago, June 25, 2011.

Presenter, "Collective Bargaining: What It Is; What It Isn't; Why It Matters," Wyoming Continuing Legal Education Session, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, April 16, 2011.

Invited Presenter, "Author Meets Reader: Discussing Julius Getman's Restoring the Power of Unions," Section on Labor Relations and Employment, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 8, 2011.

Presenter, "Canaries in the Coal Mine: The Tactical Use of the National Labor Relations Act to Aid in the Protection of Workers Exposed to Pollutants," Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, April 8, 2010.

Panelist, "Contested Case Procedures Under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act," Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Association of County Officials, Laramie, WY, September 22, 2009.

Presenter, "University of Wyoming Social Justice Research Center and My Personal Commitment to Issues of Social Justice," Martin Luther King Jr. Day, March and Days of Dialogue, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, January 19, 2009.

Presenter, "Working in the Federal and Wyoming Legal Systems," Casper, WY, Wyoming Continuing Education Seminar, July 17, 2008.

Presenter, "Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity Law Complaint Procedures Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. 1614," National Labor Relations Board Union Convention, Miami, FL, October 17, 2003.

Presenter, "The State of 'Refusal to Hire' Law in the Wake of the NLRB's Decision in FES," International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Regional Meeting, Pomona, NJ, January 16, 2003.

Presenter, "Traps for the Unwary in National Labor Relations Board Regional Office Procedures," Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, Union Leadership Academy, April 2, 2001.

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