The Center for Labor and Employment Law was created in 1996 to establish a nonpartisan forum for the debate and study of the policy and legal issues involving the employment relationship.



Recent Events

76th Annual NYU Conference on Labor and Employment Law

Annual Conference Challenges and Opportunities



Second Circuit Rebuffs Starbucks Strategy of Seeking Rank-and-File Employee Discovery in Labor Law Injunction Proceeding, June 4, 2024.

Diminished NLRB 'Drowning' In Cases, Litigation, Chair Says, May 23, 2024.

Organizing Principles: Prof. Samuel Estreicher and Jack Samuel '23 argue that century-old federal labor laws give gig workers the right to engage in collective action, including union campaigns, without fear of antitrust liability, May 21, 2024.



NYU Labor Center's 4th Annual Student Scholarship Presentations in Labor and Employment Law

Watch our latest presentation here!

Kevin Seney, 2L: Challenges to Written Civil Service Promotional Exams: Title VII and New York State Law

Read the paper here

Commentators: Prof. Jonathan Harris (Loyola Law School) and Prof. Morris Kleiner (University of Minnesota Institute of Public Affairs)


Jackson Maxwell, 3L: Solidarity Forever? Toward a Competitive Market for Organized Labor

Read a draft of the paper here, forthcoming in the NYU Law Review

Commentators: Prof. Daniel Francis (NYU School of Law) and Mark Risk, Esq (Mark Risk, PC)


Samuel Ball, 2L: Clawback Across the Country

Read a draft of the paper here

Commentators: Laurie Berke-Weiss (Berke-Weiss Law) and Jim Philbin (Philbin Law Firm)


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Faculty Director

Samuel Estreicher

Samuel Estreicher, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law at New York University leads the Center for Labor & Employment Law. See Professor Estreicher in the News




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