Professor Getman is a preeminent scholar in the field of labor law, where he pioneered empirical studies and continues to do extensive field work. He came to Texas in 1986 from Yale Law School, where he was the William K. Townsend Professor of Law.
Labor law, employment law, higher education
Getman has also taught at Stanford Law School, University of Chicago Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. He is the former president and general counsel of the American Association of University Professors.
Getman is author of "The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics and Permanent Replacements" (Cornell, 1998), a story of a strike, and "In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education" (Texas, 1992); and co-author of both "Union Representation Elections: Law and Reality" (Russell Sage Foundation, 1976) and "Labor Relations: The Basic Processes, Law and Practice" (Foundation, 1988). He edited a book of essays in 2004 with former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall (a faculty member at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT), The Future of Labor Unions: Organized Labor in the 21st Century.
He has written many articles on labor, employment law and issues of higher education.
Getman received the Hamilton Prize for "Betrayal of Local 14" and won a Violet Crown Award for "In the Company of Scholars."