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Student Opportunities


Students and graduates of the Law School are well represented at major management, union, and employee rights law firms throughout the nation. They also hold positions in government agencies and elsewhere in the public sector. Preparing students to engage in beneficial and rewarding work in labor and employment law is the hub and heart of the Center’s mission. To meet this goal, the Center strives to expand on scholarship opportunities generously provided by the Law School’s graduates over the years.

The Law School’s partial tuition, academic merit labor and employment law scholarships include:

  • The Dorothy Day Scholarship – Founded in 1997 and underwritten substantially by Robert J. Nobile ’84, a senior partner at Seyfarth Shaw.
  • The Alan Becker Memorial Scholarship – Initiated by Craig Roberts ’97, Ana Shields ’03, and Christopher Valentino ’00 of Jackson Lewis, this scholarship is awarded each fall to an outstanding second-year student intent on a career in labor and employment law.
  • The Boyd Scholarship – Funded through the generosity of Patrick Boyd ’00, senior partner of the Boyd Law Group, this scholarship supports the summer employment of a law student committed to employee rights.
  • The Coca-Cola Enterprises Scholarship for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law - Through the leadership of Steve Johnson ’00 and Michael R. Van Aken ’99, this scholarship funds summer employment with the corporate labor and human resources functions of Coca-Cola Enterprises.
  •  The Pedretti Scholarship – Mark Pedretti ’92, a New York-based partner at Reed Smith, inaugurated this scholarship to support the work of a Junior Fellow at the Center.

Scholarships like these help St. John’s law students excel in their chosen field of labor and employment law. Student fellowships and competitions provide other avenues for success in the field. Here are some recent student achievements. Please contact us to learn more about the many student opportunities offered through the Center for Labor and Employment. We also welcome your inquiries about the ways in which you can help the Center provide these opportunities.