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Cervisi v. Unemployment Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd. (1989) (CA) - writ of mandate guaranteeing access to unemployment benefits for CA contingents.
"Contingent Faculty and the Courts" by Donna Euben (AAUP)
Garcetti v. Ceballos (2006) - US Supreme Court Case on free speech protections for public employees
Employment Justice Center -- advocates for low-wage workers in the Washington DC metropolitan area
"Legal Contingencies for Contingent Professors" by Donna Euben (AAUP; at Chronicle of Higher Education) - subscription required
Washington State Senate Services Report on Part time Faculty at Colleges and Universities (Summer 2011) by Ailey Kato - see pp. 33-35 "Statutory Law Regarding Part time Faculty" and pp. 36-40 "Litigation"
Adjuncts and the Law -- News Stories