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Publications of Jennifer Bennett Shinall


"Something to Talk About: Information Exchange under Employment Law," with Joni Hersch. University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2017). Available at

"The Substantially Impaired Sex: Uncovering the Gendered Nature of Disability Discrimination." Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2017). Available at

"Less is More: Procedural Efficacy in Vindicating Civil Rights." Alabama Law Review (forthcoming 2017). Available at

"Unfulfilled Promises: Discrimination and the Denial of Essential Health Benefits Under the Affordable Care Act." DePaul Law Review (forthcoming 2016). Available at

"Distaste of Disability? Evaluating the Legal Framework for Protecting Obese Workers." Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law 37(1), 2016, 101-142.

"What Happens When the Definition of Disability Changes? The Case of Obesity." IZA Journal of Labor Economics 63(1), 2016, 1-30.

"Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964," with Joni Hersch. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 34(2), 2015, 424-456.

"Slipping Away from Justice: The Effect of Attorney Skill on Trial Outcomes." Note, Vanderbilt Law Review 63(1), 2010, 267-306. Winner of the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence in a Published Note.

Working Papers

"Occupational Characteristics and the Obesity Wage Penalty." Available at