31 Jul 2019
Professor Colleen Medill has published the fifth edition of her law school casebook, Introduction to Employee Benefits Law: Policy and Practice. Professor Medill is recognized as a leading academic expert on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and currently serves as one of fifteen appointed members on the United States Department of Labor’s Advisory Council on Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. Her casebook is used to teach employee benefits law at over 40 ABA-accredited law schools. Other Big Ten law schools that have used the book to teach a course on employee benefits law include Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. Other law schools using Professor Medill’s casebook include Arizona State, Boston College, Boston University, Colorado, Creighton, Kansas, Maine, Marquette, Missouri, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, San Diego, St. Louis, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wake Forest. The fifth edition contains the latest developments in federal employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act and Supreme Court decisions in the areas of retiree health care benefits, fiduciary duties, and ERISA preemption of state laws.