Professor Liz Morris is the Deputy Director of the Center for WorkLife Law and an Adjunct Law Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Her research and advocacy focus on gender equality and work-life issues, including expanding protections for pregnant and breastfeeding employees and students, improving employer scheduling practices to increase stability for hourly workers, and addressing discrimination against caregivers and women. Professor Morris’s writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Slate Magazine, and California Labor and Employment Law Review, among other publications. She speaks regularly at national conferences and has been quoted by media ranging from The Washington Post and Bloomberg News to Elle.
Professor Morris co-teaches Advanced Employment Law, a course that explores the major federal employment law statutes through the study of cases and research concerning work-life conflict and discrimination against women and caregivers. The course draws on the groundbreaking work of the Center for WorkLife Law to familiarize students with traditional and non-traditional forms of advocacy, examining the complexities and practical techniques of using the law to achieve desirable social and policy change.
Prior to joining UC Hastings, Professor Morris practiced employment and labor law at Leonard Carder, where she represented working people in individual and class action lawsuits challenging unlawful employment practices. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.