Brad Areheart

Professor of Law
Brad Areheart
Contact Information
Law 377
  • Contract Law
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law

Brad Areheart

Professor of Law

Professor Areheart focuses his study on the subjects of contracts, employment law, and labor law. Prior to his time in academia, he worked in commercial litigation for half a decade at the law firms of DLA Piper (Austin, TX) and Jenner & Block (Dallas, TX). Since he joined UT in 2012, Professor Areheart has regularly taught contracts, labor law, employment law, and employment discrimination. He has a keen interest in arbitration as it relates to all of these subjects.

Professor Areheart writes primarily about employment discrimination law. He is particularly interested in the structure of discrimination laws and the major theories that animate them. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Minnesota Law Review – among other law reviews.

In 2017, Professor Areheart was awarded the Michael J. Zimmer Award, a national prize that recognizes “a rising scholar who values workplace justice and community, and who has made significant contributions to the field of labor and employment law scholarship.” He is a current member of the Labor Law Group, an invitation-only organization of law professors dedicated to producing quality scholarship and teaching materials on labor and employment law. He is a past chair of the AALS Employment Discrimination section, the AALS New Law Professors section, and the SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop.

  • Education & Experience
  • Publications

J.D. with honors, University of Texas School of Law

B.A. cum laude, Baylor University

Representative Publications

The Bias Presumption, 112 Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming 2024) (with Dave Hall)

Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination, 105 Minnesota Law Review 1921 (2020)

GINA, Big Data, and the Future of Employee Privacy, 128 Yale Law Journal 710 (2019) (with Jessica Roberts)

The Symmetry Principle, 58 Boston College Law Review 1085 (2017)

Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Alabama Law Review 1125 (2016)

Accommodating Every Body, 81 University of Chicago Law Review 689 (2014) (with Michael Stein et al.)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Full list of SSRN scholarly papers