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.

Emily Aleisa

Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing and Assistant Director for the Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace
B.A., University of West Florida; J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

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

Michael M. Oswalt

Visiting Professor of Law and Interim Director of the Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace
 B.A., Haverford College; M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies), Duke University; J.D., Duke University

Marsha Ross-Jackson

Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development; Executive Director of the Martin H. Malin 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

In addition, Chicago-Kent's adjunct labor and employment law faculty augment full-time faculty and are key to maintaining the breadth of course offerings available to students. The adjunct faculty, drawn from leading area practitioners, offer real-world perspective through specialized electives and seminars, and teach research and drafting skills particular to the labor and employment field.