- J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1998
Professor Kate Nuñez became a full time faculty member in 2010. Her courses include: Employment Discrimination, Business Entities, Securities Regulation, Civil Procedure, Remedies, Workers' Compensation, and Legal Research and Writing. Professor Nuñez also teaches a number of courses in the NSU Law Master's in Employment Law program. Professor Nuñez has served as faculty in the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's deposition skills program since 2010.
Professor Nuñez’s scholarship draws on political science theory to analyze federal employment discrimination law. Her works have appeared in the University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, the "Title VII at 50" Symposium issue of St. John's Law Review, and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. She has presented at both legal and political science conferences including presentations at the Midwest Political Science Association's Annual Conference in both 2014 and 2015.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Nuñez enjoyed a ten year career as an employment litigator in New York City, including time as an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP. Her most recent practice was as a partner at a boutique employment law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile discrimination lawsuits. Notable cases included Nurse v. Concepts in Staffing (S.D.N.Y. 2007), a race and gender discrimination suit resulting in a $1.2 million jury verdict, and Hart v. Dresdner (S.D.N.Y. 2006), a proposed class action gender discrimination case brought on behalf of six women in the financial industry. Professor Nuñez has commented on employment law issues in a wide range of publications and broadcasts, including appearances on CNBC’s “On the Money” and The Gail King Show of Oprah and Friends Radio.
Professor Nuñez graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as an executive editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the Moot Court Board. During law school, she received the Samuel F. Pryor, III, Award for Most Distinguished Comment. Professor Nuñez received her undergraduate degree in Political Science, cum laude, from Tufts University.
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