Working Conditions, Compliance and Enforcement in Comparative Perspective

Peggie Smith
Regulating the Home as Workplace to Protect the Health and Safety of Paid Domestic Workers, College of Law, University of Iowa


Professor Smith joined the law faculty in the fall of 2003. Prior to joining the Iowa faculty, she taught at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Smith received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, and has started her Ph.D. work in American Studies. She is a 1993 graduate of Harvard Law School where she was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Women's Law Journal. Professor Smith clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1994-95, before returning to Harvard as a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow in Law Teaching. A former visiting fellow at Cornell’s School of Industrial Labor Relations, Professor Smith presently teaches Contracts, Employment Relationships, and a seminar on Gender and Work. Her research focuses on the legal implications caused by the separation between race and gender, home and work, and work and family.

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