Harvard Law School Announces Academic Fellowship in Labor Law

Benjamin Sachs

Benjamin Sachs is the Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry at Harvard Law School and a leading expert in the field of labor law and labor relations. He is also faculty director of the Center for Labor and a Just Economy. Professor Sachs teaches courses in labor law, employment law, and law and social change, and his writing focuses on union organizing and unions in American politics. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty in 2008, Professor Sachs was the Joseph Goldstein Fellow at Yale Law School.  From 2002-2006, he served as Assistant General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, D.C.  Professor Sachs graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the New York Times and elsewhere.  Professor Sachs received the Yale Law School teaching award in 2007 and in 2013 received the Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School.  He can be reached at [email protected].

Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program is very pleased to announce the creation of a new academic fellowship to support the development of labor law scholars.

The Wertheim Fund Labor Law Academic Fellow will receive approximately $50,000 per year to spend two years at HLS with the goal of entering the law teaching market and eventually joining the faculty of an American law school. The fellow’s current and planned scholarly focus must be labor law.

A full description of the fellowship is here, and applications for AY 2019-20 are due by December 15, 2018. Please spread the word!

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