Jane B. Korn, J.D.

Dean, Gonzaga School of Law

Following graduation from law school, Dean Korn clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. She then began practicing law at Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York City. In 1986, Dean Korn moved to Arizona to...

Jane Korn

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

J.D. University of Colorado

B.A.  Rutgers University

The George Washington University

Courses Taught

Employment Law

Employment Discrimination

Civil Procedure


Following graduation from law school, Dean Korn clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. She then began practicing law at Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York City. In 1986, Dean Korn moved to Arizona to begin teaching at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. In 2005, she became Acting Associate Dean and then Associate Dean of IT and Curriculum. In 2009, she became Vice Dean.

Dean Korn has written widely in the area of employment discrimination in general and particularly disability law. Her writing on the ADA has focused primarily on what it means to be disabled. Her articles have addressed mental illness, discrimination against cancer survivors, and discrimination against people who are obese. She has also written on sex discrimination including whether workers compensation should be the exclusive remedy for sexual harassment and a feminist approach to arbitration. She is currently working on an article exploring how the law treats anorexia compared to the legal treatment of obesity.

  • Too Fat , 17 Va. J. Soc Pol’y & Law 209 (2010).
  • Teaching Talking , 54 J. Legal Ed. 588 (2004).
  • Crazy (Mental Illness and the ADA) , 36 Mich. J. Law. Ref. 585 (2003).
  • Cancer and the ADA: Rethinking Disability , 74 So. Cal. L. Rev. 399 (2001).
  • Fat , 77 Bost. U. L. Rev. 25 (1997).
  • Institutional Sexism: Responsibility and Intent , 4 Tx. J. Women & Law 83 (1995).
  • The Fungible Woman and Other Myths of Sexual Harassment , 67 Tulane L. Rev. 1367 (1993).
  • Changing Our Perspective on Arbitration: A Traditional and a Feminist Approach , 1991 Illinois L. Rev. 67 (1991).
  • Collective Rights and Individual Remedies: Rebalancing the Balance after Lingle v. Norge , 41 Hastings L.J. 1149 (1990).