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Kate Griffith
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Kati (Kate) Griffith

Jean McKelvey-Alice Grant Professor
Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow
Chair, Department of Labor Relations, Law, & History
Labor Relations, Law, and History

Overview

Griffith is Jean McKelvey-Alice Grant Professor and Chair of the Labor Relations, Law, & History Department at Cornell's ILR School. She is also an Associate Member of the Cornell Law Faculty. A Research Fellow affiliated with NYU’s Center for Labor & Employment Law, Griffith's scholarship focuses primarily on the intersection of immigration and workplace law and legal issues affecting low-wage workers. She is a co-author (along with Harper and Estreicher) of the textbook Labor Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Walters Kluwer). She has published in the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Law & Social Inquiry Journal, among others. She has received Cornell ILR MacIntyre Awards for Exemplary Teaching (2010 & 2015), a Robert Stern Award for Teaching and Mentoring (2019) and has been selected three times as the Most Influential Faculty Member by Merrill Presidential Scholars. In 2018, Griffith was named a Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellow, Cornell's highest teaching award for Associate Professors.

Griffith joined Cornell in the Fall of 2007 after completing a Skadden Fellowship as a Staff Attorney at the Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York, Inc. in New York’s Hudson Valley. Prior to the Skadden Fellowship, Griffith served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a cum laude graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a Root Tilden Public Interest Scholar, received the Sol D. Kapelsohn Prize for highest excellence in writing in the field of labor law and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change. Before earning her J.D. from NYU, Griffith conducted research on women workers and labor law in Mexico as a Rotary Scholar and in El Salvador as a Fulbright Scholar.

Publications

Journal Articles

Books

  • Kati Griffith. 2016. Who is an Employee and Who is the Employer?: Proceedings of the NYU 68th Annual Conference on Labor. LexisNexis, 2016.

Textbooks

  • Michael Harper, Samuel Estreicher, Kati Griffith. 2015. Labor Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (8th Edition). Aspen, 2015.
  • Michael Harper, Samuel Estreicher, Kati Griffith. 2015. Labor Law: Selected Statutes, Forms and Agreements (8th Edition). in Labor Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (8th Edition). Aspen, 2015.

Book Chapters

  • Janice Fine, Linda Burnham, Kati Griffith, Minsun Ji, Victor Narro, Steven Pitts. 2018. Introduction to No One Size Fits All: Worker Organization, Policy and Movement for a New Economic Age (edited volume). LERA Research Volume Series, distributed by Cornell Press, 2018.
  • Leslie C. Gates, Kati Griffith, Jonathan Kim, Zane Mokhiber, Joseph Bazler, Austin Case, . 2018. Sizing Up Worker-Center Income (2008-2014): A Study of Revenue Size, Stability and Streams. in No One Size Fits All: Worker Organization, Policy and Movement for a New Economic Age . LERA Research Volume Series, distributed by Cornell Press, 2018.
  • Kati Griffith. 2016. Introduction: Who is an Employee and Who is the Employer?. in Who is an Employee and Who is the Employer?: Proceedings of the NYU 68th Annual Conference on Labor. LexisNexis, 2016.
  • Kati Griffith. 2015. Cross-border Labor law. in Labor Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (8th Edition). 2015.
  • Kati Griffith. 2015. Labor Law and Immigration. 2015.
  • Kati Griffith. 2014. Laborers or Criminals?: The Impact of Crimmigration on Labor Standards Enforcement. in The Criminalization of Immigration: Contexts and Consequences. Carolina Academic Press, 2014.

Selected Works

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