Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 27

AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer – Apply Now!

The AFL-CIO will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer (LSUS), an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. This 10-week internship combines public interest labor related legal work with union campaigning and organizing. This position is more than just a desk job, LSUS interns are involved in community outreach, member mobilization, corporate and other non-legal research, legislative campaigns and general litigation. Organizing activities, including canvassing, planning and implementing
solidarity-building activities and participating in meetings and home visits, are another primary component of the program.

The deadline is fast approaching for 2L’s interested in this program, please apply by October 17, 2014. Interested 1L’s must apply by January 16, 2015.

To apply, you must submit an application, cover letter (please see application for requirements), résumé,writing sample, law school transcript (may be unofficial), and current contact information for three references (preferably a combination of academic and/or work/internship-related). Send your application materials to AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer.

Please see the flyer, application, and further eligibility guidelines below.

2015 Flyer

Eligibility & Requirements

Application 2015







Sep 23

16th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference – Maryland Oct 17th-18th

The 16th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Each year this conference brings together law students, experts and practitioners from all over the nation to discuss workers’ rights law. The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund a nonprofit corporation which sponsors 40 Summer Fellowships and one School-Year Fellowship for law students in a variety of nonprofit workers’ rights organizations, unions, and NLRB offices throughout the nation (Fellowship application forms are expected to be made available later this fall 2014).

Registration Process:
At the organization’s request, the Law School must approve students’ registrations in order for them to attend the conference. Students will be selected on the basis of demonstrated interest in either workers’ rights issues or public interest law.

Interested students should submit their resumes to Symplicity job posting # 337555 ASAP. Upon approval, candidates will be given further instructions for registering through the conference website.

Associated Costs and Funding:
Students are responsible for the costs of attendance which are described below. While funding should not be expected in connection with conference attendance, the Career Development Office will explore whether limited funding is available to sponsor student attendance; students with a demonstrated interest in workers’ rights issues/public interest law should contact with their resumes as soon as possible to be considered.

Students are also responsible for the costs of attendance:
· Registration Fee (covers materials and processing) – $25
Non-refundable; covers materials and processing. To reduce .no-shows, we prefer that this fee be paid by the student, not the school.

· Conference Fee (includes meals) – $225
Includes meals. Students attending only one day pay reduced rate of $125)

· Overnight Fee (includes full breakfast) – $99 per person
Per person, per night, double occupancy. Students may request a roommate; otherwise, one will be assigned. Single rooms are available for $170 per night, paid in advance.

· Congressional Staff Briefing…….$18 for box lunch

Please Note: The actual cost per person is greater than the fees listed above; thus, PBF subsidizes every student to some extent. Conference attendees may make arrangements to arrive early or stay longer at their own expense. This gives students a chance to schedule job interviews or other activities while in the Baltimore-Washington area.

For more information see, and read the attached brochure and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Helena Quinn at her contact information below:

Helena Quinn, M.S.Ed
Associate Director of Employer Relations
Career Development Office
St. John’s University School of Law
(718) 990-1390

Sep 16

Professor Gregory on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

On Tuesday night, Professor David Gregory spoke on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams about the N.F.L. Scandal and how the commissioner is handling the situation. You can see a video of this here, with the segment regarding the scandal starting at 10:35!

Sep 16

Professor David Gregory weighs in on N.F.L. and Ray Rice Scandal in The New York Times

Check out Professor Gregory’s comments on the N.F.L. commissioner’s handling of the Ray Rice scandal in The New York Times here!

Sep 15

Guest Speakers This Week!

Please join the Professor Gregory and the LRELS for two exciting guest speakers this week!

September 16, 2014 – Jack Newhouse ‘12, an associate with Virginia & Ambinder LLP, will discuss wage and hour compensation claims from the plaintiff employee rights perspective. Mr. Newhouse’s practice areas are wage and hour class action litigation, and he has previously worked for both the NLRB and EEOC.

Room 2-12, 1:40 pm – 3:50 pm.

September 18, 2014 – Chair of EEOC, Presentation
The Honorable Jacqueline Berrien, the Chair of the EEOC Commission, will discuss the strategic initiatives of the Obama Administration.

Room 2-12, 6:15 pm — 7:50 pm.

Please see attached flyer for speaker bios and we hope to see you there!

Labor Relations FLYER


Sep 08

Fall 2014 Upcoming Events

September 9th
Fall Fest 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Great Lawn
The Labor Relations and Employment Law Society E-board and members, will have various program information available.

September 16th
Mr. Jack Newhouse, Class of 2012, an Attorney with Virginia and Ambinder, will discuss wage and hour compensation claims from the plaintiff employee rights perspective. Room 2-12, 1:40 pm – 3:50 pm. This is a very compelling dimension in Labor and Employment Law. See, for example, Steven Greenhouse, More Workers are Claiming Wage Theft, Monday, Labor Day, The New York Times, September 1, page 1.

September 16th
General Meeting of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society, 530 pm—630 pm, Room TBD/TBA. Employment search Information—bring your cover letters and resumes

September 18th
The Honorable Jacqueline Berrien, the Chair of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will discuss the strategic initiatives of the Obama Administration. Room 2-12, 6:15 pm — 7:50 pm.

October 24th
Triple Alumnus Dr. Charles Russo, Law School Class of 1983, and Panzer Chair at the University of Dayton School of Education, and Adjunct Professor of Law, will discuss education as a global human right. In addition to being the primary author of the leading text book on Education Law, Dr. Russo is the author of hundreds of professional and academic articles informed by his academic and professional presentations in more than 30 nations. This event will be at the Catholic Worker Mary House, 55 East 3rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan, commencing at 7:30 pm.

October 27th, Monday, Room and Time TBD
Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York (ret.), will reflect on his half century of work to enhance Human Rights, ranging from his work as a newly ordained priest through his many years of friendship with Pope Francis.

Note Regarding Annual Management Lawyers Colloquium

The Annual Management Lawyers Colloquium and dinner, and the conferral of the Cesar Chavez Memorial Prize upon the Class of 2015 student with the highest GPA in the most labor and employment law courses at the beginning of the senior year, have been deferred indefinitely. The Jackson Lewis Scholarship, normally awarded at the Colloquium, has been deferred. to the Spring Semester 2015. The scholarship application and selection process, as well as the election of the Labor Society’s executive officers for 2015-16, will commence in January 2015.