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B.S., 1982, Auburn University
J.D., 1989, University of Alabama School of Law

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William R. Corbett

Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law
Professor of Law


Professor Corbett teaches and writes primarily in the area of labor and employment law. He joined the law faculty of the LSU Law Center in 1991, after practicing in Birmingham, Alabama with Burr & Forman. Professor Corbett has been a visiting faculty member at two law schools: William & Mary spring semester 1996, and the University of Georgia fall semester 2004. He served as Interim Vice Chancellor and then Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the LSU Law Center May 1997 to January 2000. Professor Corbett served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Judicial College 1998-2000. He has served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel since January 2001.

Courses Taught

Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Comparative Labor Law, Torts, Relational Torts, Federal Civil Procedure, and Louisiana Civil Procedure

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

William R. Corbett, The Narrowing of the National Labor Relations Act: Maintaining Workplace Decorum and Avoiding Liability, 27 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 23 (2006).

William R. Corbett, An Allegory of the Cave and the Desert Palace, 41 Hous. L. Rev. 1549 (2005).

William R. Corbett, A Somewhat Modest Proposal to Prevent Adultery and Save Families: Two Old Torts Looking for a New Career, 33 Ariz. St. L.J. 985 (2001).

William R. Corbett, Fixing Employment Discrimination Law, 62 SMU L. Rev. 81 (2009).

William R. Corbett, The Ugly Truth about Appearance Discrimination and the Beauty of our Employment Discrimination Law, 14 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 153 (2007).

William R. Corbett, The Need for a Revitalized Common Law of the Workplace, 69 Brook. L. Rev. 91 (2003).

William R. Corbett, Babbling About Employment Discrimination Law: Does the Master Builder Understand the Blueprint for the Great Tower, 11 U. PA. J. BUS. L. __ (forthcoming 2010).


William Corbett, Labor-Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts and Boycotts (Thomson-West 2004).

William Corbett, Tort Law: The American and Louisiana Perspectives (Vandeplas Pub. 2008) with John M. Church, Thomas E. Richard, John V. White.

Book Supplements

William R. Corbett, Labor-Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts and Boycotts 2nd 2005 Cumulative Supplement (with Christopher David Ruiz Cameron) (2004).