December 20, 2023

Keith Cunningham-Parmeter Joins L&C Faculty

Celebrated legal scholar Keith Cunningham-Parmeter joins Lewis & Clark Law School as a Professor of Law beginning Spring semester 2024, bringing his extensive expertise in labor and employment law to teach courses in Contracts, Employment Law, Current Issues in Work Law, and Labor Law.

Celebrated legal scholar Keith Cunningham-Parmeter will join the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty as a Professor of Law, starting Spring 2024. He has been teaching at the law school as a Visiting Professor this year. During the spring semester, he will teach Current Issues in Work Law and Labor Law.

“His specialization in labor and employment law, his record of scholarship, and especially his commitment to teaching makes him an ideal addition to the law school faculty,” said Associate Dean of Faculty John Parry.

Cunningham-Parmeter is well-versed in work-family policy, gender theory, and gig workers’ rights. Prior to becoming a law professor, he worked as a Skadden Fellow at the Oregon Law Center, representing migrant farmworkers and leading a successful wage and hour class action lawsuit on behalf of food processing employees. This landmark case resulted in the largest judgment ever awarded to agricultural workers in Oregon at the time.

Professor Cunningham-Parmeter graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He won two law writing competitions and was a Stanford Law School Public Interest Fellow. He gained practical experience working at the East Palo Alto Community Law Project and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, providing legal services to immigrant communities and low-wage workers. He also clerked for Chief Judge Ancer Haggerty of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

His publications have appeared in leading law journals and have been cited in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, and by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.