Professor of Legal Research & Writing
Courses Taught: Externship Seminar, Employment Law, Law and Social Change, Legal Research & Writing
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.
Harris Freeman, Strategic Labour Organiizng, 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
William C. Newman and Harris Freeman, Brief for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts et al, as Amici Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants, Arias-Villano et al. v. Chang & Son Enters., 481 Mass. 625 (2019).
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
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, 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, 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