Susan Bisom-Rapp is a scholar in the field of international and comparative workplace law, who writes about globalization, equal employment opportunity, occupational safety and health, and the gig economy. Her most recent book is Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Workforce (Cambridge University Press 2016) (with Malcolm Sargeant). Professor Bisom-Rapp also co-authored the casebook, The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law (Cambridge University Press 1st ed. 2007; Aspen/KLI 2nd ed. 2012). She is author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters. Her published work has twice been selected as among the best articles on women’s legal rights and republished in Women and the Law (Tracy A. Thomas, ed., Thomson Reuters 2015, 2019). She was the recipient of the national 2019 Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award for outstanding academic and public contributions to the field of labor and employment law scholarship.
An elected member of the American Law Institute since 2007 and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2018, Professor Bisom-Rapp serves on the academic advisory board of the Doctoral Research School in Labour, Development and Innovation at the Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). She also serves on the editorial board of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. Professor Bisom-Rapp is the 2021 Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education, and has served as the Section’s Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and on its Executive Committee.
She has taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia’s Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy), Zhejiang University Guanghua School of Law (China), Faculté de Droit de l’Université de Nice (France), the City University of New York’s Baruch College, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where in 2020 she was voted Professor of the Year by the student body. Prior to her academic career, Professor Bisom-Rapp practiced workplace law in New York City at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.