Sandra Sperino Publications

Academic Journals

The Causation Canon, __ IOWA LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2022).

Evidentiary Inequality, 101 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 2105 (2021).

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Killing the Cat’s Paw, 50 SETON HALL LAW REVIEW 1303 (2020) (invited symposium)

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Co-Worker Evidence in Court, 65 ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL 1 (2020) (invited symposium)

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The Emerging Statutory Proximate Cause Doctrine, 99 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 285 (2020).

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Into the Weeds: Modern Discrimination Law, 95 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1077 (2020).

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Harassment: A Separate Claim?, 6 BELMONT LAW REVIEW 123 (2019) (invited symposium)

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Caught by the Cat’s Paw, 2019 BYU LAW REVIEW 1219 (2019).

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Disbelief Doctrines, 39 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 231 (2018).

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Discrimination Law: The New Franken-tort, 65 DEPAUL LAW REVIEW 721 (2016) (invited submission for Clifford Symposium)

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Justice Kennedy’s Big New Idea, 96 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1789 (2016).

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Retaliation and the Reasonable Person, 67 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 2031 (2015).

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Beyond McDonnell Douglas, 34 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 257 (2014).

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Fakers and Floodgates with Suja A. Thomas, 10 STANFORD JOURNAL OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES 223 (2014) (invited submission)

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The Tort Label, 66 FLORIDA LAW REVIEW 1051 (2014).

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Let’s Pretend Discrimination is a Tort, 75 OHIO STATE LAW REVIEW 1107 (2014).

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Diminishing Retaliation Liability with Alex Long, NYU LAW REVIEW ONLINE (2013).

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Revitalizing State Employment Discrimination Law, 20 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 545 (Winter 2013).

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Statutory Proximate Cause, 88 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1199 (2013).

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Discrimination Statutes, the Common Law and Proximate Cause, 2013 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 1 (2013).

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Direct Employer Liability for Punitive Damages, A Response to Joseph Seiner’s Article, Punitive Damages, Due Process and Employment Discrimination, 97 IOWA LAW REVIEW BULLETIN 24 (2012).

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Rethinking Discrimination Law, 110 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 69 (2011).

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The New Calculus of Punitive Damages for Employment Discrimination Cases, 62 OKLAHOMA LAW REVIEW 701 (2010).

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A Modern Theory of Direct Corporate Liability for Title VII, 61 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 773 (2010).

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Diminishing Deference: Learning Lessons from Recent Congressional Rejection of the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of Discrimination Statutes, 33 RUTGERS LAW RECORD 40 (2009).

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Judicial Preemption of Punitive Damages, 78 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW 227 (2009).

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Complying with Export Laws without Importing Discrimination Liability: An Attempt to Integrate Employment Discrimination Law with Deemed Export Requirements, 52 ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL 375 (Winter 2007-2008).

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The “Disappearing” Dilemma: Why Agency Principles Should Now Take Center Stage in Retaliation Cases, 57 KANSAS LAW REVIEW 157 (2008).

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Recreating Diversity in Employment Law by Debunking the Myth of the McDonnell-Douglas Monolith, 44 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 349 (2007).

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Under Construction: Questioning Whether Statutory Construction Principles Justify Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, 71 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 71 (2006).

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Flying Without a Statutory Basis: Why McDonnell-Douglas Is Not Justified By Any Statutory Construction Methodology, 43 HOUSTON LAW REVIEW 743 (2006).

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The Sky Remains Intact: Why Allowing Subgroup Evidence is Consistent with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 90 MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW 227 (2006).

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Chaos Theory: The Unintended Consequences of Expanding Individual Liability Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, 9 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY JOURNAL 175 (2005).

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Book Chapters/Collected Works

Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law with Suja A. Thomas, (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Books

The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States, ed. Devon Carbado, Khiara Bridges, and Emily Houh, (Oxford Academic Press, forthcoming 2022).

McDonnell Douglas: The Most Important Case in Employment Discrimination Law, (Bloomberg, updated annually).

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell with Mack A. Player, (West, 2021).

Employment Discrimination: A Context and Practice Casebook with Jarod S. Gonzalez, (Carolina Academic Press, 2019).

The Law of Employment Discrimiation with Mack A. Player and Ronald Turner, (West Hornbooks, 2019).

Employment Law with Mark A. Rothstein, Charles B. Craver, L. Camille Hebert, Orly Lobel, S. Elizabeth Malloy, and Marcia L. McCormick., (West Hornbooks, 2019).