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About ILR

ILR Building in Ithaca, NY
As the preeminent educational institution in the world focused on work, employment and labor, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) generates and shares knowledge that improves the lives of workers and transforms the future of work.

Our Faculty

Professor Harry Katz

ILR Dean Alex Colvin and Professor Harry Katz discuss the school’s expansion during Katz’s time as dean.
Dean Harry Katz
Professor Harry Katz

Professor Edward Lawler

Professor Edward Lawler, a sociologist known for his warmth and leadership as dean, says ILR's mission is timeless.
American Sociological Association will recognize professor Lawler in August
Professor Edward Lawler

Professor Francine Blau ’66

The ILR School’s Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and a professor of economics, Blau has published widely.
Professor Fran Blau
Professor Francine Blau ’66