Emily Sanchez Salcedo

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CSLS Visiting Scholar

Emily Sanchez Salcedo is a Professor at the Commercial Law Department of De La Salle University in the Philippines.  She comes to CSLS as a Fulbright Senior Scholar to examine California’s Paid Family Leave Program and its impact on Filipino-American families in the Bay Area to inform her recommendation for much needed reform in the current parental leave policies in the Philippines.  Professor Salcedo completed her SJD from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she was also a Fulbright Scholar, an International Fellow of the American Association of University Women, and a World Fellow of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  Her dissertation examining gender discrimination in the workplace across five jurisdictions - the United States, Canada, France, Sweden, and the Philippines - won the Best Dissertation Award at Indiana University and eventually became a finalist for the prestigious National Book Awards in the Philippines.  Since then, Professor Salcedo splits her time teaching in the Philippines and engaging in research both in the United States and in Canada. Her subsequent appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manitoba, at Queen’s University, and at Stanford University allowed her to continue to write extensively on gender issues, migration, and human rights from an international comparative perspective.  She has nonetheless written on equally compelling gender issues from a domestic viewpoint, having authored a book on women’s rights under Philippine laws.  As a member of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association, she has also contributed book chapters on gender and the legal profession as well as on gender and legal pedagogy to international compilations edited by renowned feminist scholars.  She is also a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the New York State Bar, and the Law Society of Manitoba.