Alumni Authors






Alyssa Zuckerman, J.D. 2013

  • Alyssa Zuckerman is the Forum’s designer, creator & administrator.   She is also Co-President of the Labor Relations & Employment Law Society.  Interested in practicing management-side Labor & Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution upon graduation, Alyssa has previously interned at Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, and was a Summer Associate for Coca-Cola Refreshments’ Labor Relations Department during her 2L summer.  Alyssa is also a Junior Fellow of the St. John’s Law School’s Center for Labor & Employment Law, the Coca-Cola Refreshments Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law (2012), a Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholar for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law (2012), and has received various academic honors including a CALI award in Legal Writing, Research & Analysis and Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Labor Law and Labor & Employment Arbitration.  In January 2013, Alyssa also received the Samuel M. Kaynard Student Service Award from the NYSBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section.  Alyssa is a constant fixture of the St. John’s Law School Campus, as she is involved in leadership roles in many of the law school’s societies, including serving as Co-President of the Labor and Employment Law Society, Co-Vice President of the Education Law Society, Internal Competitions Director of the Dispute Resolution Society, Graduation Coordinator of the Student Bar Association, and others.  To nurture her competitive side, Alyssa has participated in several Dispute Resolution competitions including the St. John’s Internal Negotiation Competitions, the ABA Mediation Competition, and the ABA Client Counseling Competition.  As an undergraduate at New York University, she double-majored in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology (concentrating on infant motor-development research at the NYU Infant Action Lab) and minored in Jewish HIstory and Civilization.  Alyssa graduated NYU with top honors including the NYU Founder’s Day Award and Top 10 Senior GPA for the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s New York Eta Chapter.  Among her many and diverse passions, Alyssa is especially interested in new technology and innovations, dancing, and playing sports.  Alyssa is also a part-time DJ and MC for weddings, bar-mitzvahs and other private parties on weekends.  When she is not working or at school, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her parents, Jackie and Richard, and her three younger brothers Steven, Eric, and David (when they’re home from college/high school!) in Baldwin, Long Island.

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Andrew Midgen, J.D., 2013

  • Andrew Midgen, 3L, is a Co-President of the Labor and Employment Law Society and a Junior Fellow of the Center for Labor and Employment Law. He has helped organize a number of events for the Center, including the “Theology of Work and Dignity of Workers Conference” and the “Labor Relations and Future of Professional Baseball Symposium.” He was awarded the inaugural Borelli & Associates Scholarship for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. Andrew won first place in the New York State Bar Association’s 2012 Dr. Emmanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition for his paper “The Future Scope of the Antitrust Exemption in Professional Sports.” Andrew has held internships with UNITE HERE! Local 100, Eisner & Mirer, P.C., the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, and the NLRB Division of Judges. Andrew also serves as a research assistant for Professor David Gregory.

Thomas Keane, J.D. 2013

  • Thomas Keane was raised in Fairfield, CT.  He graduated from Boston College in 2010 with a degree in History and a minor in Irish Studies.  Before beginning law school at St. John’s, he spent a summer teaching English in Beijing.  He currently resides in Long Island, and hopes to practice in the New York metropolitan area after graduation.







Amanda Jaret, J.D. 2013


  • Amanda Jaret is the Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Society and Symposium Editor of the St. John’s Law Review.  Among her many achievements, Amanda is a Junior Fellow of the Center for Labor & Employment Law and ranked in the top of her class.  An avid advocate for workers’ rights and a superb writer, Amanda has put her thoughts to paper and won various awards throughout the country for her paper submissions on topics in many different aspects of Labor and Employment law.





Ian Hayes, J.D. 2013

  • Ian Hayes received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, class of 2013. At St. John’s, he was a Junior Fellow for the Center for Labor and Employment Law and an Articles Editor for the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development.  He was a Peggy Browning Fellow at Kennedy, Jennik & Murray P.C. in 2011 and is currently working at the National Labor Relations Board. Ian won first 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!

KB headshotKrystyna Baumgartner, J.D. Candidate, 2013

  • Krystyna M. Baumgartner received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2013. She sat for the July 2013 New York State Bar Exam and is currently awaiting results. While at St. John’s, Krystyna focused her studies on the areas of labor and employment law. She was a senior staff member on the New York Litigator Law Journal and authored a paper entitled The Role of Arbitration in Professional Sports for the St. John’s CLEL symposium of the same name. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Public Policy from Stony Brook University. Krystyna has spent the last nine years working in government. In her spare time, Krystyna enjoys reading, cooking, and rooting for various local sports teams.


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