Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Dr. Marian Kincaid Warns

Carl A. Warns, Jr.Carl A. Warns, Jr.
In 1994 the annual University of Louisville School of Law Labor and Employment Law Institute was renamed the Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute. This name change was in honor of Professor Emeritus Carl A. Warns, a champion of labor and employment law in the Louisville legal community. Carl A. Warns, Jr. was born July 5, 1915 and died February 10, 1993. He received his AB from the University of Louisville in 1937, his LL.B. from the University of Louisville in 1939, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1947.

Professor Warns was a labor law professor at the Brandeis School of Law from 1948 until his retirement in 1986, at which time he was awarded the title Professor Emeritus. He was a nationally recognized labor arbitrator and a friend and mentor to many Louisville labor arbitrators and lawyers. Carl served as the director of the Louisville Labor Management Committee in its early days. He was an active member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and served on the Academy's Board of Governors.

Professor Warns was a permanent arbitrator/umpire for many companies and unions, including Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and the Rubber Workers Union. President Jimmy Carter, recognizing Carl's reputation and skills, named him to a national panel for resolution of labor disputes in the coal industry.

Dr. Marian Kincaid WarnsDr. Marian Kincaid Warns
Dr. Marian Kincaid Warns, the widow of Carl A. Warns, Jr, passed away in November 2002 after an illness. Marian was instrumental in having the Law School's Labor Law Institute renamed in honor of Professor Carl Warns in 1994, and continued to be a stalwart supporter through her participation on the annual planning committee and with her personal financial commitment.

Dr. Warns had her own career of distinction in the labor law arena. She earned her B.A., Med., M.A., and PhD. Degrees from the University of Louisville, and had early jobs as personnel director, training coordinator, grievance officer, employment law researcher and college instructor. She soon entered the field of labor arbitration, building upon her employment experiences and educational background. During her 30-year labor arbitration career, she decided labor disputes in numerous industries across the country. Her clients included B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company, Kroger Company, Union Carbide Corporation and Atomic Trades and Labor Council, AT&T, Firestone Steel Products and many more. She was a member of the Practicing Law Institute, the Industrial Relations Research Association and served as a board member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Through a generous bequest, Marian has established permanent endowments to fund the annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. keynote speaker, and a scholarship at the University of Louisvilleā€™s Brandeis School of Law for a student who excels in employment law classes and wishes to pursue a career in labor law.