Ellen Peirce is a professor of legal studies and ethics.
Her field of research is in the employment and discrimination area, and she has published many articles on sex and religious discrimination in employment. Her work includes pure legal analysis of employment issues as well as analysis of related organizational behavior issues, including an article on stemming the exodus of women workers.
She also has written on ethical analysis of sex discrimination and on global ethical issues affecting corporate governance and managers in the workplace.
She teaches ethics and managerial law issues.
Professor Peirce is a consultant and policy adviser for corporations, including IBM, AFSA and InPhyNet, on employment law issues. She addresses issues of employee rights in the workplace, including sexual harassment, defamation in the workplace, wrongful discharge and negligent hiring.
She joined UNC Kenan-Flagler after practicing law for several years on Wall Street for Mudge Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, and in Durham, N.C., for Powe, Porter, Alphin & Witchard.
She received her JD from Duke University and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.