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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Christine G. Cooper

Title/s:  Professor Emerita

Office #:  Corboy 1315

Phone: 312.915.7149

Email: ccooper@luc.edu


Prior to attending law school, Professor Cooper was an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and she received a graduate degree in anthropology. She was the legal literature editor of the DePaul Law Review. Following law school, she received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and then was associated with Winston & Strawn in Chicago. She joined Loyola's faculty in 1978, and remains an active labor arbitrator. She was co-chair of the ABA Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities, for which she has chaired committees and delivered numerous papers. Topics on which she has written and spoken include sexual harassment, the toxic work place, affirmative action, employment contracts, constructive discharge, and labor preemption. She has provided continuing legal education programs for the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She has done sexual harassment training program for government and educational institutions, as well as for private industry. Professor Cooper was recently elected Secretary of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.


B.A., Rosary, 1969
M.A., Illinois, 1974
J.D., magna cum laude, DePaul, 1975
LL.M., Harvard, 1976

Program Areas

Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Labor Law

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Public Member; Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Co-Chair


2008 - Co-Chair, ABA's Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Chicago Chapter

Selected Publications


Contracts chapter in Holloway & Leech, Employment Termination: Rights and Remedies (Supp. forthcoming n.d.)

Your Genes or Your Job: Genetic Testing in the Workplace, 3 Employee Rights Quarterly 1 (Fall 2002)

Ethical Obligations of Employment Lawyers: Selected Sources, PLI Employment Law Institute, Chicago, November 15-16, 1999

Employment Law Practice Points, IICLE Website (Monthly Updates, beginning March, 1998-May, 1998)

Employment Contracts: What You Need to Know and Do Now in Employment Law Update Seminar Handbook (IICLE, 1997)

Employment Torts: What You Need to Know and Do Now in Employment Law Update Seminar Handbook (IICLE, 1997)(co-authored with Connors)



The Search for Sex Equality: A Perspective from the Podium on Law and Cultural Change, 36 Loy.U.Chi. L.J. 445 (2005) [article]


Recent Presentations

Moderator, "The Supreme Court Speaks: Proof of Discrimination After Sprint," National CLE Teleconference, May 2008

Co-Keynote Speaker, 14th Annual Employment Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 17, 2008