Center for Labor and Employment Law

Faculty and Organizational Structure


The Center for Labor and Employment Law is directed by Professor Samuel Estreicher. Joining the New York University School of Law faculty in 1978 after a stint as a union lawyer and clerk with Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the US Supreme Court and Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Professor Estreicher is widely regarded as one of the nation's leading experts in the field of labor and employment law and a scholarly force for rethinking the existing paradigms for labor relations and workplace regulation.

Professor Estreicher is the author of numerous articles and leading casebooks in labor law and employment discrimination law. Professor Estreicher's most recent publications include three textbooks in West's American Casebook Series - Global Issues in Employment Law (co-edited with Miriam Cherry), Global Issues in Employment Discrimination Law (co-edited with Brian Landsberg), and Global Issues in Labor Law.  He is also of counsel to Jones Day in New York.

The Center also draws strength from other specialists on the Law School faculty -- including those listed below, as well as faculty from the University's economics department, Stern School of Business, and Wagner School of Public Policy. In addition, the Center is forging a network of affiliated scholars in labor and employment law, industrial relations, labor economics and human resources management from other institutions.

  • William T. Allen, who chairs the joint Law School-Stern School of Business's Center for Law and Business
  • Paulette G. Caldwell in employment discrimination law
  • Cynthia Estlund in employment law, labor law, labor standards and the regulation of work
  • Laurence Gold (Adjunct Faculty - former General Counsel of the AFL-CIO) for Advanced Problems in Labor and Employment Law
  • Lewis Kornhauser, economic analysis of law
  • Deborah Malamud, employment discrimination and new deal law
  • Laura Sager, clinical teaching of employment discrimination law
  • Richard B. Stewart and Richard Revesz in administrative law


Advisory Board

The Center's Advisory Board is composed of distinguished Law School alumni, representatives of major companies and trade unions, and leading advocates from the plaintiff, defense, civil rights and civil liberties bars. These individuals with a broad range of experience in labor relations, employment law, and human resources issues provide important advice and guidance on the Center's activities.