Photo of Samuel EstreicherSamuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law, and co-director of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration, has won the 2010 Susan C. Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He received the award on January 8 at LERA’s 63rd annual meeting in Denver.

The organization’s highest honor goes to a LERA member who has achieved distinction as both a scholar and practitioner in the field of labor and employment relations. LERA gave the award to Estreicher "in recognition of outstanding research, teaching, and practice emphasizing the value of bringing together the academic and practitioner communities."

The awards committee said it was most impressed with Estreicher's "role as an advocate in scores of important judicial decisions focusing on the employment relationship," as well as his "exceptional legal scholarship" concerning the National Labor Relations Act and alternative dispute resolution.

Founded in 1947, LERA has more than 3,000 members nationwide.

Posted on January 14, 2011