Mack Player

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law

Professor Player is well regarded in academia, both as an educator and an author. He was dean of Santa Clara University School of Law from 1994 to 2003, and has since served as a law professor. He also was Director of Santa Clara Law’s Center for Global Law and Policy from 2005-2008. Player is well published, primarily in the area of employment law.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty, Player taught at the University of Georgia for 19 years, as well as Florida State University, where he served as the associate dean and co-director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia,  the University of Hawaii, the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and the University of Vienna (Austria). His past experience in the field includes serving as an appellate attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor, starting in 1970, and as a scholar-in-residence at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1986-87. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Floyd R. Gibson of the United States Court of Appeals after graduating from law school.

Education

J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1965

LL.M., summa cum laude, George Washington University, 1972

A.B., Drury College, 1963

Areas of Specialization

Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Civil Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Affiliations and Honors

    • Atkinson Professor of Law, Florida State University, 1993-94
    • Alumni Association Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Professor of Law, University of Georgia, 1983-88
    • Founding Chair, Section on Employment Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools
    • Member, American Law Institute

 

Bibliography

Books

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 7th edition. West (2013) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Notes with Malin. West (2012) | Link to Library Catalog

American Law in the Common Law Tradition: Foundations of the Law of the United States. Vandeplas Publishing (2010) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 6th edition. West (2009) | Link to Library Catalog

Selected Employment Law Statutes with Shoben and Lieberwitz. West Group (2000-2006) (Annual, latest edition, 2006-2007) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 5th edition. Thomson/West (2004) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 4th edition. West Group (1999) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Materials with Shoben and Lieberwitz. 2nd edition. West Publishing Co. (1995) (Updated by supplements, 1996-1999) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 3rd edition. West Publishing Co. (1992) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Materials with Schoben and Lieberwitz. West Publishing Co. (1990) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law. Student edition. West Publishing Co. (1988) (Hornbook series) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination. Practitioner's edition. West Publishing Co. (1988) (Hornbook series) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Materials. 2nd edition. West Publishing Co. (1984) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. 2nd edition. West Publishing Co. (1981) | Link to Library Catalog

Employment Discrimination Law: Cases and Materials. West Publishing Co. (1980) | Link to Library Catalog

Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell. West Publishing Co. (1976) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

Stranger in a Strange Land: Baptist Dean of a Jesuit Law School, (Leadership in Legal Education Symposium II), 33 University of Toledo Law Review 143-148 (2001) | Link to Digital Commons

Wards Cove Packing Or Not Wards Cove Packing? That Is Not the Question: Some Thoughts on Impact Analysis Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 31 University of Richmond Law Review 819-845 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons

Citizenship, Alienage, and Ethnic Origin Discrimination in Employment Under the Law of the United States, (Third Comparative Labor Law Roundtable: Unlawful Discrimination in Employment), 20 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 29-55 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons

Exorcising the Bugaboo of "Comparable Worth": Disparate Treatment Analysis of Compensation Differences Under Title VII, 41 Alabama Law Review 321-376 (1990) | Link to Digital Commons

What Hath Patterson Wrought? A Study in the Failure to Understand the Employment Contract, 6 The Labor Lawyer 183-213 (1989) | Link to Digital Commons

Is Griggs Dead? Reflecting (Fearfully) on Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio, 17 Florida State University Law Review 1-47 (1989) | Link to Digital Commons

Applicants, Applicants in the Hall, Who's the Fairest of Them All? Comparing Qualifications Under Employment Discrimination Law, 46 Ohio State Law Journal 277-312 (1985) | Link to Digital Commons

Defining "Legitimacy" in Disparate Treatment Cases: Motivational Inferences as a Talisman for Analysis, (Symposium: Employment Discrimination), 36 Mercer Law Review 855-885 (1985) | Link to Digital Commons

The Evidentiary Nature of Defendant's Burden in Title VII Disparate Treatment Cases, 49 Missouri Law Review 17-41 (1984) | Link to Digital Commons

Labor Law, (Annual Eleventh Circuit Survey--January 1, 1983-December 31, 1983), 35 Mercer Law Review 1251-1293 (1984) | Link to Digital Commons

Title VII Impact Analysis Applied to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: Is a Transplant Appropriate?, 14 University of Toledo Law Review 1261-1284 (1983) | Link to Digital Commons

Proof of Disparate Treatment Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: Variations on a Title VII Theme, 17 Georgia Law Review 621-673 (1983) | Link to Digital Commons

Proof of Disparate Treatment Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 17 Georgia State Bar Journal 164-173 (1981)

Defenses Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act: Misinterpretation, Misdirection, and the 1978 Amendments, 12 Georgia Law Review 747-782 (1978) | Link to Digital Commons

Union Discipline of Its Membership Under Section 101(a)(5) of Landrum-Griffin: What is "Discipline" and How Much Process Is Due?, with Beaird, 9 Georgia Law Review 383-415 (1975) | Link to Digital Commons

Work Assignment Resolutions: Section 10(k) "Finality" and Employers' Ability to Secure Judicial Review, 7 Rutgers Camden Law Journal 76-88 (1975) | Link to Digital Commons

Enterprise Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: An Assessment of the First Generation, 28 Vanderbilt Law Review 283-347 (1975) | Link to Digital Commons

Exhaustion of Intra-Union Remedies and Access to Public Tribunals Under the Landrum-Griffin Act, with Beaird, 26 Alabama Law Review 519-540 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons

Work Assignment Disputes Under Section 10(k): Putting the Substantive Cart Before the Procedural Horse, 52 Texas Law Review 417-465 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons

Motive and Retaliatory Eviction of Tenants, 1974 University of Illinois Law Forum 610-630 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons

Free Speech and the Landrum-Griffin Act, with Beaird, 25 Alabama Law Review 577-610 (1973) | Link to Digital Commons

Whither the Nixon Board?, with Beaird, 7 Georgia Law Review 607-663 (1973) | Link to Digital Commons

Warrantless Searches and Seizures, 5 Georgia Law Review 269-293 (1971) | Link to Digital Commons

Tender: A Requirement for Equitable Jurisdiction and Relief. A 16th Century Concept in a 20th Century Court, 21 Mercer Law Review 413-456 (1970) | Link to Digital Commons

Book Reviews

Discrimination Against Discrimination; and Affirmative Discrimination: Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy, 11 Georgia Law Review 251-255 (1976) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog | Link to Library Catalog

Serving Justice: A Supreme Court Clerk's View, 9 Georgia Law Review 298-300 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog

The Onion Field, 8 Georgia Law Review 735-738 (1974) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Library Catalog