Student Authors 2016-2017

Tom Rossidis

Tom is the Managing Editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  His Note, “Article II Complications Surrounding SEC-Employed Administrative Law Judges,” will appear in the Fall 2016 publication.  Tom is the President of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society and a Junior Fellow for the Center for Labor and Employment Law.  He is also the recipient of multiple scholarships for academic excellence, including the St. John’s Federal Scholar Award in recognition of his federal judicial internship.  Tom was a Research Assistant for Professor Gregory during the Summer of 2015 and assisted him in the publication of the article, “Is Religious Liberty the Ultimate Management Prerogative?: Some Reflections on Pacific Lutheran University and Service Employees International Union, 361 NLRB No. 157 (2014),” which will appear in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal in 2016. Tom graduated from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2012 and worked as a Paralegal for Proskauer Rose LLP before matriculating at St. John’s Law.

Ross Pollack

Ross Pollack is an evening student who serves as Editor for the Labor and Employment Law Society Blog. During the day, Ross works as a law clerk for the benefit funds of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 282.  Prior to that, he worked as a paralegal at the New York State Nurses’ Association and Cohen, Weiss and Simon.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. Ross focuses on studying labor and employment topics at St. John’s, with a special interest in pension and benefit issues.

Amanda Slutsky

Amanda is a first year student at St. John’s Law and is the Assistant Blog Editor for the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society.  Amanda is interested in Labor and Employment Law as well as Education Law.  She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2015 after 3 years with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys doing yoga.

Mary Cunningham

Mary is a first year law student at St. John’s and will serve as Vice President of Finance for the Labor Relations and Employment Law Society.  She is attending St. John’s on a full tuition scholarship and has returned to school after over four years of living in China. After working for China’s premier bankruptcy attorney at W&H Law, she helped manage AIC Education’s national office in Beijing. Her work in leading AIC’s service process reorganization helped AIC stand out in China’s highly competitive education consulting industry. She graduated from Macalester College in 2012 and majored in Chinese Language and Culture in addition to studying advanced Japanese.

Divya Acharya

Divya is a second year law student at St. John’s and a contributing writer for the Labor and Employment Law Society Blog. She serves as a staff member on the St. John’s Journal for International and Comparative Law and the New York International Law Review. Divya completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at York University in Toronto. During her undergraduate career, she gained human resources and administration work experience in a multitude of industries, such as small business operations, healthcare, and fundraising, which sparked her interest in studying labor and employment law.

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