Levin College of Law

Rachel Arnow-Richman

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

Mailing Address:
PO Box 117620
Gainesville, FL 32611-7620

(352) 273-0645


Contracts  • Employment Law  • 


Rachel Arnow-Richman is the inaugural Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor & Employment Law. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her BA from Rutgers University. She also holds an LLM in Legal Education from Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow. 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.

Prof. 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, as well as a series of articles proposing mandatory advance notice and severance pay for terminated employees. She is a past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Committee on Labor & Employment Law and currently serves on the executive committee of the Committee on Contracts & Commercial Law.


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


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Selected Articles

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]