The School of Law’s new Center for Labor and Employment Law is a
forum where students, practitioners and scholars come together to
explore the practice and theory of labor and employment law.
Central to the Center’s mission and offerings is the importance,
and sanctity, of doing good work in the world. As David L.
Gregory, the Center’s Executive Director and the Law School’s
Dorothy Day Professor of Law, notes: “The Center strives to show
students, by engagement and example, that they can be successful
practitioners who also give back to their communities.”
Students gain a strong foundation for this work through the Law
labor and employment law curriculum that includes classes and
externships in the public and private sectors. They also have the
opportunity to engage with labor and employment law professionals
at a range of conferences, symposia, workshops and other
programs hosted by the Center each year.
With the generous support of alumni and friends, the Center
opportunities for students to gain practical skills, relevant
experience, and professional connections through scholarships,
fellowships, networking events and competitions. Among the Center's
primary supporters are members of its
Board of Advisors, including:
• Michael A.
Simons, Dean and John V. Brennan Professor of Law &
• Patrick Boyd ’00, Partner, The Boyd Law Group
B. Fannell ’96, Counsel, Major League Baseball Players
Association and Adjunct Professor of Law
Joseph, the Rev. Joseph T. Tinnelly, C.M. Professor of
• Paul F.
Kirgis, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Professor of
Law and Faculty Chair of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute
• Robert J. Nobile ’84, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
• Mark Pedretti ’92, Partner, Reed Smith
• Jane Sammon, Maryhouse Catholic Worker
• Ana Shields ’03, Jackson Lewis
• Andrew J.
Simons ‘65, Vice Dean Emeritus
• G. Ray
Warner, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Bankruptcy
With this integrated foundation, students leave St. John’s well
prepared to be excellent labor and employment lawyers of impeccable
moral and ethical character.
While the Center prepares St. John’s students for leadership in,
and service to, the labor and employment law community, it also
stands as an exciting and invaluable resource for practitioners and
scholars throughout the world. Over the years, it has sponsored
major international labor and employment law conferences in Dublin
and London. Future conferences will convene at Cambridge University
and in Paris, Rome and Barcelona.
To learn more about the Center for Labor and Employment Law’s
offerings and its work in the local and global communities, please
contact us. To support the Center and its initiatives, please
visit the Law School's online giving page or
contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at email@example.com
or (718) 990-5792.