Levin College of Law

Rachel Arnow-Richman

Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor & Employment Law
Professor of Law

(352) 273-0645


Contracts  • Labor & Employment Law  • 


Rachel Arnow-Richman is the inaugural Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor & Employment Law. Prior to joining the University of Florida faculty, Professor Arnow-Richman was the Chauncy Wilson Memorial Research Professor and Director of the Workplace Law Program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She has also held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado Law School, Fordham Law School, Temple University School of Law, and Texas A& M Law School (formerly Texas Wesleyan). Before entering law teaching, she served as a judicial clerk to the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced employment and commercial law at Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP in Philadelphia.

Professor Arnow-Richman teaches and publishes in the areas of employment law and contracts. She is widely known for her work on the #MeToo movement and the rights of accused harassers, noncompete reform and labor mobility issues, and for a series of articles proposing mandatory advance notice and severance pay for terminated employees. She participated in drafting the Uniform Law Commission’s recently passed Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act and is a past chair of both the Labor & Employment Law Section and the Contracts Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

The Converge for Impact project is led by Professor Rachel Arnow-Richman.

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B.A., Rutgers University
J.D., Harvard Law School
LL.M., Temple University School of Law


  • Contracts
  • Employment Law


Selected Articles

Battling the Form: A Front-End Approach to Default-Use Noncompetes, 34 Fla. J. L Pub Pol’y. (forthcoming 2024).

Deconstructing Employment Contract Law, 75 FLA. L. REV. 897 (2023) (with J.H. Verkerke).

Do Social Movements Spur Corporate Change? The Rise of “MeToo Termination Rights” in CEO Contracts, 98 Ind. L.J. 125 (2022) (with James Hicks and Steven Davidoff Solomon). [SSRN]

Temporary Termination: A Layoff Law Blueprint for the COVID Era, 64 Wash. U.J.L.P. 1 (2021). [SSRN]

The New Enforcement Regime: Revisiting the Law of Employee Mobility (and the Scholarship of Charles Sullivan) with 2020 Vision, 50 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1223 (2020).

Integrated Learning, Integrated Faculty, 92 Temple L. Rev. 745 (2020).

Harassers’ Rights and Employer Best Practices: The Quest for a Calibrated Approach in the Era of MeToo, 54 USF L. Rev. 1 (2019). [SSRN]

Of Power and Process: Handling Harassers in an At-Will World, 128 Yale L.J.F. 85 (2018). [SSRN]

Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. 427 (2016). [SSRN]

Mainstreaming Employment Contract Law: The Common Law Case for Reasonable Notice of Termination, 66 Fla. L.Rev. 1513 (2014). [SSRN]

Just Notice: Re-Reforming Employment at Will, 58 UCLA L. Rev. 1 (2010). [SSRN]