Laurie Leader joined the faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law in the winter of 1999. As a clinical professor, Laurie represents companies and management, executive and professional employees in labor and employment matters and mediates employment disputes.
Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Laurie worked in private practice concentrating in the area of labor and employment law. In 2006 and 2007, she was regional co-chair of the American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee's Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago, and has since continued to judge these competitions. From 1995-97, she was the chair of the Gender Bias in the Courtroom Committee of the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women, and from 1988-89 she was co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyer Section, Labor, and Employment Law Committee.
Laurie is a life member of the National Registry of Who's Who. In 2006 and 2007, she co-hosted the Comcast Cable show entitled "The Employment Hour." Laurie speaks regularly on a variety of employment-related topics and trains law students and lawyers on trial techniques and legal storytelling.