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Harris Freeman

Professor of Legal Research & Writing
Education: B.A., University of Florida, J.D., Western New England University School of Law
Courses Taught: Externship Seminar, Employment Law, Law and Social Change, Legal Research & Writing
Office: L 317

Upon graduation, Professor Freeman clerked for Federal District Judge Michael A. Ponsor (D. MA). He was an associate at Lesser, Newman, Souweine and Nasser, in Northampton, MA, where he litigated employment, civil rights, and personal injury claims and was Of-Counsel with Attorney Wendy Sibbison focusing on appellate litigation. For 10 years, he was a Visiting Professor at the Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Massachusetts, teaching labor and employment law. In 2009, Governor Deval Patrick appointed Professor Freeman to the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board, an appellate agency body that oversees public sector labor relations in Massachusetts. Professor Freeman’s writings appear in the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and Working USA: A Journal of Labor and Society. He sits on the editorial board of Working USA and The Second Draft, a publication of the Legal Writing Institute, and is a cooperating attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts. Professor Freeman joined the law school’s faculty in 1999.

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Book Chapters

Harris Freeman, Strategic Labour Organizing, Law and the Rise of Non-Traditional Forms of Worker Organization, in LIBERALIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION: CHANGING LEGAL PARADIGM (Sairam Bhat ed., National Law School of India University Book Series 2017).

Harris Freeman, The Commercial Temp Agency, the Union Hiring Hall, and the Contingent Workforce, ch. 13, in JUSTICE ON THE JOB (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research 2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Journal Articles

William C. Newman and Harris Freeman, Brief for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants, Arias-Villano v. Chang & Son Enters., 481 Mass. 625 (2019).

Harris Freeman, Forward—Police Misconduct and Kibbe v. City of Springfield, 40 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 393 (2018). SSRN Digital Commons LawArXiv

Harris Freeman, Book Review: The Supreme Court on Unions: Why Labor Law Is Failing American Workers, by Julius G. Getman, 42 LAB. STUD. J., 150-52 (2017).

Harris Freeman and Audrey R. Richardson, Amici Brief of Labor Relations and Research Center, U. Mass., Amherst and Massachusetts Wage Campaign, in Meshna v. Scrivanos, SJC 11618 (Oct. 20, 2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman & George Gonos, Amicus Brief of Labor Relations and Research Center, U. Mass., Amherst, in Browning-Ferris, NLRB RC-109684 (June 26, 2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Expanding Joint Employer Status: What Does it Mean for Workers and Job Creators?, Hearing on H.R. 13 Before the Subcomm. on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, H. Comm. on Education and the Workforce, 113th Congress (2014) (statement of Professor Harris Freeman). Digital Commons

Harris Freeman & George Gonos, The Challenge of Temporary Work In Twenty-First Century Labor Markets: Flexibility with Fairness for the Low-Wage Temporary Workforce, Labor Relations and Research Center - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Working Paper 2011. SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, The First of Thousands? The Long View of Local 1330's Challenge to Management Rights and Plant Closings, 7 UNBOUND 55 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, U.S. Labor Rebellions and the Rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), in INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REVOLUTION AND PROTEST 3411-15 (Immanual Ness, ed. 2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman & George Gonos, Taming the Employment Sharks: The Case for Regulating Profit-Driven Labor Market Intermediaries in High Mobility Labor Markets, 13 EMPL. RTS. & EMPLOY. POL'Y J. 285 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, In the Shadow of AntiLabor Law: Organizing and Collective Bargaining 60 Years After Taft-Hartley, 11 WORKING USA: J. LABOR & SOC'Y 1 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, Supervisors of the World Unite! The NLRB Tells Nurses and Professionals Which Side They Are On, (Commentary), 10 WORKING USA: J. LABOR & SOC'Y 133 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, The Blue Eagle at Work: Reclaiming Democratic Rights in the American Workplace, (Book Review), 8 WORKING USA: J. LABOR & SOC'Y 643 (2005). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman & George Gonos, Regulating the Employment Sharks: Reconceptualizing the Legal Status of the Commercial Temp Agency, 8 WORKING USA: J.LABOR & SOC'Y 293 (2005). SSRN Digital Commons

Harris Freeman, Associate Editor, WORKING USA: J. LABOR & SOC'Y (2004-2008).

Beth Cohen, Jocelyn Cuffee, Harris Freeman, Jeanne Kaiser & Myra Orlen, Commenting on Student Writing, THE SECOND DRAFT (The Legal Writing Institute), Nov. 1999, at 2. Digital Commons

Shorter Writings

Harris Freeman, Going Local to Fight for Immigrant Rights, AF-AM POINT OF VIEW, Apr. 1, 2019, at 23.

Harris Freeman & George Gonos, Temp Organizing Gets Big Boost from NLRB , LABOR NOTES (Aug. 23, 2016). SSRN Digital Commons