Program in Labor and Employment Law

IIT Chicago-Kent's Program in Labor and Employment Law features a distinguished full-time resident faculty who blend the theoretical and the practical and who are recognized authorities on a range of issues, including the legal relationship between workers and their unions, age discrimination, wrongful discharge, employment agreements, and gender issues in the workplace.

Resident Faculty

Martin H. Malin

Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace
B.A., Michigan State University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Richard J. Gonzalez

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education
B.A., Political Science and Speech, Northwestern University; J.D., Ohio State University College of Law

Laurie E. Leader

Clinical Professor of Law
A.B., Washington University; J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Henry H. Perritt Jr.

Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Program in Financial Services Law
S.B., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Marsha Ross-Jackson

Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development; Executive Director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace; and Senior Lecturer
B.A. Biology, Hampton University; M.P.A., Roosevelt University; J.D., DePaul University College of Law

Carolyn Shapiro

Associate Professor of Law
B.A., English, University of Chicago; M.A., University of Chicago, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy; J.D., University of Chicago Law School

Adjunct Faculty

Chicago-Kent's adjunct labor and employment law faculty augments the resident faculty and is key to maintaining the breadth of course offerings available to students. The adjunct faculty, drawn from leading area practitioners, offers real-world perspective through specialized electives and seminars and teaches research and drafting skills particular to the labor and employment field.