Scholarships and Competitions

Scholarship Opportunities

The Law School’s labor and employment law scholarships include:

  • The Dorothy Day Scholarship – Underwritten substantially by Robert J. Nobile ’84, a senior partner at Seyfarth Shaw, this partial tuition merit scholarship is awarded to an entering first-year student who has demonstrated excellence in labor and employment study, employment, internship and service before entering law school.
  • The Edwards Wildman and Palmer Prize – Underwritten through the generosity of David Marshall, an Adjunct Professor and Partner with Edward Wildman, this $2,500.00 scholarship is awarded to a student whose writing demonstrates excellence in labor and employment law. The winner will be selected by a panel of faculty.
  • 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.
  • The Borrelli and Associates Scholarship – Underwritten by Michael J. Borrelli ’95, Founding Partner of Borrelli and Associates, for excellence in labor and employment law.
  • Monsignor Thomas J. Darby Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law –  This scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Mr. James M. Darby ’84, an honors graduate of the University of Scranton and of the St. John’s Law School, and the nephew of Monsignor Darby.
  • Professor Lawrence M. Joseph Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law – This scholarship is underwritten by John Longmire ’95, a partner at Willkie Farr.
  •  Louis E. O’Neil Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law – Terry O’Neil ’70, a partner at Bond Schoeneck and King inaugurated this scholarship in honor of his father.
  • Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarship  – *NEW* – Awarded annually beginning in the fall of 2012, to the 3L with the highest academic record in the Labor and Employment law curriculum.  This newest scholarship has been generously funded by Professor David L. Gregory, in memory of Cesar Chavez.

External Scholarship Opportunities Include:

  • The Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Student Service Award – awarded by the NYSBA’s Labor & Employment Section, this award enables New York law schools to recognize excellence among their law students in the area of labor and employment law and to cultivate the relationship between the Labor and Employment Law Section and future labor and employment practitioners.
  • Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships:  Click Here for More Information

Writing Competitions

  • Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition  To recognize excellence among law school students writing in the area of labor and employment law; and to cultivate the relationship between the Section and future labor and employment practitioners.

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  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers’/American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Annual Writing Competition for Law Students

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  • Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

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  • More Competitions Forthcoming…Check Back Soon!

Scholarship Recipients

  • Ms. Amanda Jaret, Mr. Ian Hayes, and Ms. Alyssa Zuckerman are the inaugural Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholars/Scholarships for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. This scholarship is underwritten by Professor Gregory, “to honor the great labor and human rights champion who spoke at St. John’s on All Soul’s Day on November, 2, 1987,” and is award to 3L student(s) who have demonstrated excellence in the Labor & Employment Law curriculum and exhibit leadership service within the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society and the Center for Labor and Employment Law.
  • Ms. May Mansour is the 2012 Alan Becker Memorial Scholar.  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.
  • Mr. Andrew Midgen is the inaugural Borrelli and Associates Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. This scholarship was underwritten by Michael J. Borrelli ’95, Founding Partner of Borrelli and Associates.
  • Alyssa Zuckerman is the Coca Cola Refreshments Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. Through the leadership of Steve Johnson ’00 and Michael R. Van Aken ’99, this $20,000 scholarship is coupled with compensated summer employment with the corporate labor and human resources functions of Coca-Cola Refreshments.
  • Krystyna Baumgartner is the Robert J. Nobile ’84 Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. This scholarship was underwritten by Diane Pfadenhauer ’96, a primary protégé of Mr. Nobile.
  • Michael Harary is the Anthony L. Pedretti Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.  Mark G. Pedretti ’92, a New York based partner at Reed Smith, inaugurated this scholarship in honor of his father.
  • Ian Hayes is the Monsignor Thomas J. Darby Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.  This scholarship was made possible by the generosity of Mr. James M. Darby ’84, an honors graduate of the University of Scranton and of the St. John’s Law School, and the nephew of Monsignor Darby.
  • Amanda Jaret is the Professor Lawrence M. Joseph Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. This scholarship is underwritten by John Longmire ’95, a partner at Willkie Farr.
  • Thomas Keane is the Louis E. O’Neil Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. Terry O’Neil ’70, a partner at Bond Schoeneck and King inaugurated this scholarship in honor of his father.
  • AND MORE COMING SOON!

Writing Competition  and External Award Winners:

  • Mr. Ian Hayes won 1st Place in the 2012 College of Labor & Employment Lawyers’/American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section’s Annual Writing Competition for Law Students for his paper titled, The Unconstitutionality Of Section 8(B)(4)(Ii)(B) And The Supreme Court’s Unique Treatment Of Union Speech.  Check it out!
  • Ms. Amanda Jaret and Ms. Alyssa Zuckerman won 1st and 2nd Place in the 2012 Samuel M. Kaynard Memorial Student Service Award from the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.  This award recognizes significant student service and contribution to the Labor and Employment Law field.
  • Mr. Andrew Midgen won 1st Place in the  2012 Dr. Emmanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition for his paper titled, The Future Scope of the Antitrust Exemption in Professional Sports.
  • Ms. Amanda Jaret won 2nd Place in the  2012 Dr. Emmanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition for her paper titled, Other Mutual Aid Or Protection”: Collective Legal Claims as Concerted Activity in D. R. Horton, Inc. and Beyond.