The Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law Conference

September 23 - 24, 2016
University of Washington, September 23
Seattle University, September 24



The 11th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL)

We are excited to announce that this year’s Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL), to be co-hosted by the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law will be held in Seattle, Washington.  The Colloquium will be held on September 23rd and 24th.  The Friday sessions will be held at the University of Washington, and the Saturday sessions will be held at Seattle University.

This Colloquium gives both emerging and establishing labor and employment scholars an opportunity to gather with colleagues to present their work to an expert audience.  We welcome all labor and employment law scholars to attend this colloquium.  The sponsors will provide light lunch and a dinner on Friday, but participants must cover travel and lodging costs. 

CLICK HERE to view the agenda.


Full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools are eligible to submit papers. Faculty who are clinicians, pre-tenure, and/or of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to submit papers. N.B. All faculty presenters are responsible for paying their own hotel and travel expenses.


If you plan to present a paper, you must submit a paper proposal in advance of the meeting.  Paper proposals are due by 31 AUGUST 2016. Please submit the title and a short prospectus describing the work you wish to present with your registration form.


Rooms are being reserved at Hotel Deca, near the UW campus, for the nights of Thursday, Sept. 22nd through Saturday, Sept. 24th.  Please reserve a hotel room as soon as possible given hotel attrition policies, although participants have until 08/22/2016 to make reservations for this group, based on hotel availability. Reservations are to be made by each individual calling the hotel directly at 1.800.899.0251 between the hours of 8a.m. – 7p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or by faxing reservations to 1.206.545.2103, or emailing requests to The Group Name is: 

Conference of Scholars in Employment and Labor Law COSELL

Your first date of arrival is:  09/22/2016

Your last date of departure is: 09/25/2016

Your group rate of $209.00  is valid for 3 days pre / post contracted dates.

The conference has been set up for online bookings as well.  Please visit  following link:   (This link enters the group code automatically, but double check.)

Or follow please visit

Go to the "Book Now" tab at the bottom of your screen

Click onto the select  dates tab

Click onto the "Special Codes bellow date selection"

Enter your group code: 4AL0M4

The brand new Residence Inn by Marriott (206-322-8887) is another great option near campus.

Feel free to contact us with questions. 

Lea Vaughn (UW),

Charlotte Garden (SU),

Natasha Martin (SU),


The closest airport to Seattle is Sea-Tac International Airport. Alaska Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and  United Airlines all fly into this airport as do many other carriers.  The airport is approximately 45 minutes to the University of Washington campus and vicinity.  It is served by an inexpensive light rail link as well as cabs and limousine services.


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