Jean Sternlight In The News

Profile: Jean Sternlight

Cincinnati Enquirer
October 30, 2019
Court of public opinion may be best way to curb abuses, experts say
October 28, 2019
California’s novel new law to limit the use of workplace arbitration agreements stands a chance to survive judicial review despite the headwinds against such restrictions, according to some legal scholars.
September 13, 2019
Jean R. Sternlight, Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law, has published a journal article titled, “Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on ODR (Online Dispute Resolution),” Journal of Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming. In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).
ABA Journal
August 27, 2019
If you attended Venable’s Washington, D.C., summer recruiting reception for law students in June or DLA Piper’s Boston associate recruiting event in March, someone may have handed you a flyer on the way in about the big firm’s mandate that staff and associates sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
Buzzfeed News
August 9, 2019
Jane Doe, a hospice worker from California, was still undecided midway through an investor recruitment meeting in 2014 for a multilevel marketing company, ACN. But the promotional video she watched featuring Donald Trump — still in the midst of his run as star of The Celebrity Apprentice — won her over.
International Bar Association
April 9, 2019
For some it was a shock. For others, a foregone conclusion. In February 2019, Google ditched mandatory arbitration clauses from its employee contracts. The #MeToo movement has placed the issue of employee rights firmly on the agenda and raised red flags over the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). As the pushback against discriminatory employment practices continues, there are growing concerns that NDAs and mandatory arbitration clauses are two sides of the same coin.
May 30, 2018
• A recent Supreme Court decision means employees, including restaurant workers, bound by certain types of arbitration agreements are not allowed to join class-action lawsuits or group arbitration proceedings.
May 1, 2018
The Nevada Supreme Court has refused to consider overturning a decision that could make it more difficult for MGM Resorts International to fend off lawsuits over the Oct. 1 Mandalay Bay shooting.