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Labor and Employment Law Society


Please join the Labor and Employment Law Society for one of our events…

November 19th, 2015 12:10pm in Classroom 8 

Religion in the Workplace: a discussion with Andrew Altschul 

Sponsored by: LELS and the Secular Legal Society

One of the rising issues in Employment law is the religious rights of employers and employees in the workplace. Come hear from one of Portland’s leading Employment Law attorneys discuss the rights, privileges, and exemptions afforded to people in the workplace on the basis of religion. 

There will be a discussion followed by Q&A; lunch will be served. 

Andrew Altschul is recognized in The Best Lawyers of America, Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, and selected as a leader in his field for Oregon by Chambers USA. He is a named partner at Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan, and he is also a frequent speaker at national and local employment law forums. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College. 


November 3rd, 2015 12:10pm in Classroom 4

Sponsored by: LELS, the Health Law Society and Lewis and Clark Career Services and Professional Development

A panel of six speakers from Kaiser Permanente, including Scott Allan, Director of Employee and Labor Relations, will be talking to the Labor and Employment Law Society and the Health Law Society about their experiences working as in-house counsel at one of Portland’s largest employers. Many of the panelists are graduates of Lewis & Clark law school and will come ready to dispense valuable advice on what it takes to get hired in the competitive human resources arena.

Lunch will be served!

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November 14th, 2012

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Health Care Reform and Employee Benefits
    The Affordable Care Act and Employee Health Benefits

    Please join the Employment Law Society and the Health Law Group in welcoming Thomas Kramer, of Bullard Law, as he discusses Health Care Reform and its effects on Employee Benefit Plans.

    Tom’s practice includes advising employers regarding health and welfare benefit plans,  plan drafting, problem solving and representing employers and others in disputes with regulators, such as the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor, Oregon Insurance Division and Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.


    Tom has written and spoken frequently about benefits issues. He is the co-author of Employee Health Benefits and Health Insurance and Health Plans, for the Oregon State Bar, and Welfare Benefits under the Tax Reform Act of 1986 for the American Law Institute–American Bar Association.

    Lunch provided - Nicholas


September 26th, 2012

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Practicing Labor Law in China
    Jeffrey Wilson, an Oregon native, Lewis & Clark graduate, and University of Washington law alumnus, works for Jun He, one of the largest Chinese law firms. His specialty is labor law, particularly labor and employment issues facing multinational companies in China (including such issues as worker safety, hourly wages, intellectual property, unions, and collective bargaining). 

    While in China, he has assisted the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to prepare position papers for submission to National People’s Congress and State Council regarding the Labor Contract Law, Implementing Regulations to Labor Contract Law, Employment Promotion Law, and Social Insurance Law.

    A more complete bio can be found here:

    Please join us for a lecture, followed by a question and answer section on practicing labor law in China. Lunch will be provided. This event is presented by the Employment Law Society & the International Law Society.

September 14th, 2011

  • 12:00pm: Employment Law Society Kick-Off Meeting
    First meeting of the year of the Lewis & Clark Employment Law Society.  We will discuss events planning for the year and new officer elections.  Everyone welcome.  Pizza lunch provided.  Join us!