David C. Yamada
|Professor of Law & Director, New Workplace Institute
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
PROFESSOR DAVID YAMADA is a tenured Professor of Law and founding Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
Professor Yamada is an internationally recognized authority on the legal implications of workplace bullying. He has written leading law review articles on the topic and drafted the Healthy Workplace Bill, model anti-bullying legislation that has been introduced in over a dozen state legislatures. He has been an affiliated scholar with the Workplace Bullying Institute (www.workplacebullying.org) since 1998. His legal advocacy on workplace bullying has been covered in leading periodicals such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, and ABA Journal.
In 2007 Professor Yamada served as Chair of the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law of the Association of American Law Schools, the primary national academic society for law professors. He is on the Editorial Board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, a peer-review journal published by Chicago-Kent College of Law, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Perspectives on Work, published by the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
At Suffolk, Professor Yamada is a two-time recipient of the Thomas J. McMahon Award for outstanding dedication to the student body. He was the founding director of both the Rappaport Honors Program in Law and Public Policy, a highly selective, grant-funded summer fellowship program for law students attending law school in the Greater Boston area, and the SPILG Summer Public Service Fellowship Program.
A long-time civic and political activist, Professor Yamada serves on the National Board of Americans for Democratic Action (www.adaction.org), the long-time progressive policy and advocacy group. He is a graduate of LeadBoston, a professional fellowship program sponsored by the Boston Center for Community and Justice.
Professor Yamada earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was on the Journal of International Law and Politics and received the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal for extraordinary contributions to the law school community. Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty in 1994, he served as a coordinator of the first-year Lawyering Program at NYU and practiced at the New York Attorney General's Office and The Legal Aid Society of New York City.
BA, Valparaiso University, Indiana; MA, Empire State College; JD, New York University
NY (inactive); MA
Employment Law; Employment Discrimination; Labor Law; Employment Law Internship; Legislation; Public Interest Law Seminar
WORKPLACE BULLYING INSTITUTE, Bellingham, Washington (Affiliated Scholar); LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATION, Champaign, Illinois (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section); AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION, Washington, DC (National Executive Committee; National Board); EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY JOURNAL, Chicago-Kent College of Law (Editorial Board); HUMAN DIGNITY & HUMILIATION STUDIES, Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network (Global Advisory Board); MASSACHUSETTS JOBS WITH JUSTICE (Workers' Rights Board).
EVERYDAY PEOPLE, EVERYDAY LAW (1998) (An adult education legal literacy curriculum book developed by Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.)
| S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S
Workplace Bullying and the Law: Emerging Global Responses, in BULLYING AND HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: DEVELOPMENTS IN THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE (2d ed., Stale Einarsen and Heige Hoel eds., 2010)
The Adult Educator as Public Intellectual, in CHALLENGING THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF ADULT EDUCATION: JOHN OHLIGER AND CONTRADICTIONS IN MODERN PRACTICE (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Andre P. Grace and Tonette S. Rocco eds., 2009)
The Role of the Law in Combating Workplace Mobbing and Bullying, in WORKPLACE MOBBING IN ACADEME: REPORTS FROM TWENTY UNIVERSITIES (Kenneth Westhues ed., 2004)
Workplace Bullying and the Law: Towards a Transnational Consensus?, in BULLYING AND EMOTIONAL ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE (Stale Einarsen ed., 2003)
Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Practice of Legal Scholarship, 41 U. MEMPHIS L. REV. 121 (2010)
Workplace Bullying and American Employment Law: A Ten-Year Progress Report and Assessment, 32 COMP. LAB. L. & POL'Y J. 251 (2010)
Employment Law As If People Mattered: Bringing Therapeutic Jurisprudence into the Workplace, 11 FLA. COASTAL L. REV. 257 (2010) (Symposium contribution)
The Looming Twenty-First Century Generation Gap: Economic Challenges Facing Younger Workers, 13 :2 PERSPECTIVES ON WORK 22 (2010)
Understanding and Responding to Bullying and Related Behaviors in Healthcare Workplaces, 25 :4 FRONTIERS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 33 (2009)
Human Dignity and American Employment Law, 43 U. RICH. L. REV. 523 (2009)
Introduction: The Employment and Labor Law Professor as Public Intellectual: Sharing Our Work with the World, 41 SUFFOLK. L. REV. 711 (2008)
Workplace Bullying and Ethical Leadership, 1 J. VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP 48 (Summer/Fall 2008 )
Dignity, Rankism, and Hierarchy in the Workplace: Creating a "Dignitiarian" Agenda for American Employment Law, 28 BERKELEY J. EMP. & LAB. L. 305 (2007)
The Business Case against Workplace Bullying, BUSINESS FORUM ONLINE (2005)
Workplace Bullying: Legal and Policy Implications, 7 PERSPECTIVES ON WORK 44 (2004)
Note of Understanding, BOSTON GLOBE, May 30, at A29 (2004) (Guest Column, Education Section)
Global Perspectives on Workplace Harassment Law: Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, 8 EMP. RTS. & EMP. POL'Y J. 151 (2004)
Symposium on Workplace Bullying, 8 EMP. RTS. & EMP. POL'Y J. 235-521 (2004) (Editor)
Crafting a Legislative Response to Workplace Bullying, 8 EMP. RTS. & EMP. POL'Y J. 475 (2004) (symposium contribution)
Workplace Bullying: Legal and Policy Implications, PERSPECTIVES ON WORK (2003) (Industrial Relations Research Ass'n.)
Workplace Bullying, Women and the Knowledge Economy, NEWSLETTER OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE ECONOMICS PROFESSION (2003)
The Employment Law Rights of Student Interns, 35 CONN. L. REV. 215 (2002)
Brainstorming About Workplace Bullying: Potential Litigation Approaches on Behalf of Abused Employees, 16 EMP. ADVOC. 49 (2000)
The Phenomenon of “Workplace Bullying” and the Need for Status-Blind Hostile Work Environment Protection, 88 GEO. L.J. 475 (2000)
Voices from the Cubicle: Protecting and Encouraging Private Employee Speech in the Post-Industrial Workplace, 19 BERKELEY J. EMP. & LAB. L. 1 (1998)
An Economic General Gap: Internships, Student Loans and Other Signs of the New “Indentured Student” Class, 21 MASS DISSENT 1 (1998)
Same Old, Same Old: Law School Rankings and the Affirmation of Hierarchy, 31 SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 249 (1997)
Beyond “Economic Realities”: The Case for Amending Federal Employment Discrimination Laws to Include Independent Contractors, 38 B.C.L. REV. 239 (1997) (with Lewis L. Maltby)
The Regulation of Pre-Employment Honesty Testing: Striking a Temporary(?) Balance Between Self-Regulation and Prohibition, 39 WAYNE L. REV. 1549 (1993)
PACKAGING YOURSELF FOR PUBLIC INTEREST EMPLOYMENT: CAREER PLANNING GUIDANCE FOR ASPIRING PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS (2012)
THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT: RESTORING THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO CHOOSE UNIONS (2004) (Policy Brief for the Democratic National Convention Delegates by the Americans for Democratic Action
MINDING THE WORKPLACE,
Professor Yamada's SSRN Publications Page
| C O N T A C T I N F O
Prof. David C. Yamada
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
, Suite 260-E
Boston, MA 02108-4977