Rona Kaufman Kitchen, J.D., L.L.M.Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Hanley Hall 226
Education:L.L.M., Legal Education, Temple University, 2010
J.D., University of Arizona, 2000
Assistant Professor Rona Kaufman Kitchen joined Duquesne's faculty after completing the Abraham L. Freedman Fellowship at Temple University Beasley School of Law and receiving her LL.M. in Legal Education. While at Temple, she taught Working Parents and the Law and Legal Research and Writing. Prior to teaching at Temple, Professor Kitchen practiced commercial litigation, employment law and family law with the international firms of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP and Baker Hostetler. She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, cum laude, and she received her B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude. Professor Kitchen teaches Corporations, Labor Law and Work-Life Law.
Professor Kitchen's scholarly interest is focused on how various areas of law impact primary caretakers, specifically mothers, and how law can enable them to successfully combine their caretaking responsibilities with paid employment. She argues for the adoption of laws and policies that will enable mothers and other primary caretakers to combine paid market work with mothering, succesfully and simultaneously.
Off-Balance: Obama and the Work-Family Agenda, 16 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J ___ (forthcoming 2012).
Happy Mother's Day, May 8, 2011, available at http://asulawjournal.lawnews-asu.org/?p=271
Book Review of Joan C. Williams' Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter, Aug. 1, 2011, available at http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101700049549-651/rona's+book+review+7+25+2011.pdf
-Off-Balance: An Assessment of Obama's Implementation of his Work-Family Agenda,' The University of Akron School of Law, Feb. 13, 2012. ' -A Critique of Obama's Agenda for Work and Family,' Update for Feminist Law Professors, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, Jan. 28, 2012. 'The Value of Mothering,' Duquesne University School of Law, CLE Program, Nov. 15, 2011. 'Obama's Agenda for Work and Family,' Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Nov. 14, 2011. 'Women in the Workforce,' Global Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jul. 22, 2011. 'Public Sector Labor Law,' Coro Fellows, Coro Pittsburgh, Apr. 1, 2011.
Guest Lecturer, The Family and Medical Leave Act, Temple University School of Law, Oct. 19, 2010. 'Job-Protected Leave in the United States and Abroad,' Temple University Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women's Second Annual Campus-Wide Conference, Achieving Equity: Women, The Workplace, And The Law, Temple University, Oct. 20, 2010. 'International Parental Leave Laws,' The Philadelphia Coalition of Labor Union Women Membership Meeting and Annual Benefit, Workers and Caregivers: How a Changing Workforce is Negotiating Maternity/Paternity Benefits, Workers United, Jan. 25, 2010.
Moderator, Temple University Women's Law Caucus, Mother Lawyer Panel, Temple University School of Law, Mar. 3, 2010. 'The Mommy Trap: FMLA and the Dependent Mother,' Update for Feminist Law Professors, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, February 2, 2008.