Michael P. Maslanka joined the faculty of UNT Dallas College of Law as assistant professor of law in the 2015-2016 academic year and teaches contract law, employment law, and other courses. He is widely regarded as one of the top employment and human resources lawyers in Texas. After earning his J.D. from Tulane Law School with honors, Maslanka served as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. His legal career in Dallas includes being an associate and partner with Clark, West, Keller, Butler and Ellis; serving as partner and head of the Labor and Employment Group at Godwin Gruber; and serving as managing partner of the Dallas office of national employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, and Smith. He is a prolific writer and speaker on employment law and topics relating to professionalism, ethical decision-making, and law practice. Maslanka is the author of Work Matters, a monthly column in Texas Lawyer; The Literate Lawyer, a quarterly column in Texas Lawyer; the Texas Employment Law Newsletter, a monthly newsletter. He is also the author of Human Resources Forms with Commentary (Warren, Gorham & Lamont 1998); Maslanka’s Field Guide to the FMLA (4th ed. 2015); Maslanka’s Field Guide to the ADA(2012); and Maslanka’s Field Guide to the Texas Labor Code (2012), among other books.
UNT Dallas professor Michael Maslanka offers insights into how COVID-era changes in legal practice and education have created new possibilities for the future of law.
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