Lunchtime Conversation with Attorney Jim May

Thanks to Accounting Professor Dewey Hammond, students interested in learning more about the legal profession and the practice of labor and employment law have the opportunity for lunchtime conversation with Attorney Jim May in McClurg at noon on Friday, November 9th. (Students should feel free to bring their lunch trays and eat during the conversation - upstairs McClurg balcony - look for the sign "Conversation with Attorney Jim May".) 

What is labor and employment law?

Employment attorneys advise both employees and employers on the legal standards set by local, state or federal government. They help ensure that all employees are treated in a fair and consistent manner. Employment attorneys might write and review employee handbooks, assist with wage law issues and claims, represent employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and provide advice on National Labor Relations Board issues. They also work to protect employees' rights by helping employees who have been discriminated against, such as in sexual harassment cases or unfair labor laws.

About Mr. May
Mr. May graduated with a math degree from Ole Miss and served six years as an officer in the Navy before attending law school at the University of Virginia School of Law. He spent three decades practicing labor and employment law, and was a partner with both Bradley Boult, a large regional law firm based in Birmingham, and Littler, a national San Francisco-based firm specializing in labor law. In 2008, while at Littler, Mr. May was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. 

If you plan to attend — and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity — please let Professor Hammond know by emailing him at


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