Lisa Durham Taylor





B.A., Cornell University
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude

Courses Taught

Civil Procedure; Employment Law; Contracts; Remedies; Cutting Edge Issues in Employment Law

Career Highlights

SSRN Papers

Prior to joining the John Marshall faculty in 2004, Professor Taylor was an Associate in the Labor & Employment Group at the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird LLP. During her four years of practice, Professor Taylor successfully litigated employment-related claims in numerous federal district and circuit courts, as well as the state courts in Georgia, and she regularly advised clients in connection with reductions in force and other employee-relations matters. During law school, she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review and was a national semi-finalist in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Professor Taylor focuses her scholarship on employment discrimination law and issues at the intersection of employment law and civil procedure.


Untangling the Web Spun by Title VII’s Referral and Deferral Scheme, 59 CATHOLIC U. L. REV. 427 (2010).

Parsing Supreme Court Dicta to Adjudicate Non-Workplace Harms, 57 DRAKE L. REV. 75 (2008).

A Vague and Subjective Standard with Impractical Effects: A Proposal for Congressional Intervention After Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, 9 U. PA. J. LAB. & EMP. L. 533 (2006).

Note, Protection from Age Discrimination for State Employees: Abrogation of Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 33 GA. L. REV. 541 (1999)

The Pro-Employee Bent of the Roberts Court , 79 Tenn. L. Rev. 803 (2012).

The Times They Are A-Changin’:  Shifting Norms and Employee Privacy in the Technological Era, 15 Minn. J. L., Sci. & Tech. ___ (forthcoming 2014).