Richard R. Carlson





Richard R. Carlson
Professor of Law

“All truths wait in all things, they neither hasten their own delivery nor resist it, They do not need the obstetric forceps of the surgeon, The insignificant is as big to me as any...”

-Walt Whitman

BA, Wake Forest University
J.D., University of Georgia


Phone: 713.646.1871

Office: 709T

Areas of expertise: labor law, employment discrimination, and family law.

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Representative publications: Employment Law (Aspen Publishers 2009) Carlson's Federal Employment Laws Annotated (West 2008) The Small Firm Exemption and the Single Employer Doctrine in Employment Discrimination Law, publication pending in ST. JOHN'S LAW. REVIEW (2006) Why the Law Still Can’t Tell an Employee When It Sees One, and How it Ought to Stop Trying, 22 BERKLEY JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW 295 (2001).

Bio: Professor Carlson teaches and writes in the fields of Employment Law, including discrimination and collective bargaining, Family Law, and Contracts. He is the author of a casebook, Employment Law, which is now in its second edition. He is also the author and editor of two annually updated and annotated statutory compilations, Carlson's Federal Employment Laws Annotated (West Group) and Carlson's Texas Employment Laws Annotated (West Group). Professor Carlson is also a regular speaker at continuing legal education programs in the area of employment law. Since 1985, Professor Carlson has presented at more than fifty continuing legal education conferences.

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