Debbie Kaminer is a Professor in the Department of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (CUNY). Professor Kaminer’s scholarship focuses on employment discrimination, religion and the law and vaccination law. Her scholarship has appeared in journals including American University Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Stanford Law & Policy Review, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, The Texas Review of Law and Politics, UCLA Women’s Law Journal, University of Richmond Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review Forward, Health Matrix, The New York State Bar Journal and The Journal of Law Religion and State. She has published opinion pieces in outlets including USA Today, MSN, The Hill, New York Daily News, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, The Conversation, PBS News Hour, Salon, Popular Science, NJ Star-Ledger and The Jerusalem Post.
Professor Kaminer has been invited to present her work at both international and national conferences. She has both signed onto, and her work has been cited in briefs to the United States Supreme Court. Professor Kaminer has provided subject matter expert commentary for publications including The New York Times, NBC News, Businessweek, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Law Show, Healthline, MarketWatch, Fox News, JAMA Ethics, ALM, Financial Times, and Vice.
She was named the 2021 Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the international organization of law professors who teach in business schools. She twice won the Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award.
She received her B.A., cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Baruch, Professor Kaminer worked as an attorney at IBM and at a national civil rights organization. She is a certified mediator and has served as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).
Vaccines in the Time of Covid-19: Using Vaccine Mandates to Teach About the Legal and Ethical Regulation of Business, 40 Journal of Legal Studies Education 53 (2023)
How the Conflict Between Anti-Boycott Legislation and the Expressive Rights of Business Endangers Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Laws (coauthored with David Rosenberg) 55 University of Richmond Law Review 827 (2021)
Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19: How Government and Businesses Can Help Us Reach Herd Immunity, 2020 Wisconsin Law Review Forward 103 (2020)
Finalist for Jackson Lewis “Outstanding Employment Law Paper” Award, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, The Roberts Court and Religion: How the Supreme Court is Using Title VII to Diminish Workers’ Rights, San Diego, California (July 2023)
Research Award Recipient, PSC-CUNY Research Grant, Research Foundation of the City University of New York, (academic year 2023-2024)
Named the 2021 Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the international organization of law professors who teach in business schools.
Selected to present research in the Invited Scholars Colloquium of the Journal of Legal Studies Education, Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Online Conference, August 2021
Finalist for Best Paper Award, Annual Meeting of MAALSB (Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business) Vaccines in the Time of COVID-19: How Government and Businesses Can Help Us Reach Herd Immunity, April 2021
Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 2000, 2009.
Zicklin Summer Research Award, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016