Nebraska Authors

Steven L. Willborn

Born 1952

Judge Harry A. Spencer Professor of Law, University of Nebraska--Lincoln since 2009, Willborn is formerly Dean and Schmoker Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. He is married to Nebraska author Elizabeth H. Willborn.

Places Lived

Ashland WI
Madison, WI
Lincoln, NE
London, England
Oxford, England
Toronto, Canada

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Law; Employment Law


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1974, Northland College, Ashland, WI
Master of Science and Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1976, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Graduate Studies, 1985-86, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, England


Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
Lawyer, Private Law Practice
Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska (1979 --)
Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI (1991)


Commissioners to the Uniform Law Commission, Nebraska
Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council
President of the International Association of Labor Law Journals


Employment Law: Cases and Materials. 5th edition, 2012.
A Secretary and a Cook: Challenging Women's Wages in the Courts of the United States and Great Britain. 1989.
A Comparable Worth Primer. 1987.
The Statistics of Discrimination: Using Statistical Evidence in Discrimination Cases. 1996, with later annual up-dates.

We appreciate corrections and additions to our information about authors, but please read the following guidelines and caveats carefully.

  • The Nebraska Authors database is based on publicly available sources. Unless you are the author contacting us in person, it helps us if you cite the source or sources of your information. We cannot include unsourced information in the database.
  • We may be appreciative of information we choose not to include in the publicly available database.
  • To include an image on an author profile, please send jpg attachment to nebraskaauthors@lincoln.ne.gov. A photo-release agreement is required before the image will be published on this site.
  • Because of the way we are staffed, expect corrections or additions to take time, sometimes up to three months.
  • While we initially included some actual links to external URLs in the database, we will in the future no longer provide functioning links. We will instead record the presence of specific external materials in language that we hope will help intelligent users find it themselves. Web rot, in which actual materials remain online but undergo changes in their URLs, is too demanding in terms of staff time for us to hope to keep external links current.

Please copy, fill out the form below, and email it to NebraskaAuthors@lincoln.ne.gov to suggest a change.

Steven L. Willborn

Do you have corrections for the above information or other information to add?:

(e.g. Author is buried in Fremont, not in David City / Also wrote for the Daily Nebraskan during her time as a student)