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Rebuilding Labor Law from a Clean Slate

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].

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing more about a project that Sharon and I are launching at Harvard Law School, “Rebalancing Economic and Political Power:  A Clean Slate for the Future of Labor Law.” With support from the Ford Foundation and joined by a wide array of participants, our goal is to develop a policy agenda that rebuilds American labor law from a clean slate.  We are now looking to hire someone to help with this new venture. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in exploring the future of labor policy and of economic and political justice in the United States. It is also an opportunity to meet and work with creative thinkers and practitioners from around the country, to be a part of the dynamic intellectual environment at Harvard, and to work with a great team.  The posting is here. Please share widely.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sharon at: [email protected].

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