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Stories from ILR Undergraduate Admissions

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Meet the Faculty: Yiran Zhang

Professor Zhang works for a fair economy.
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Meet the Faculty: Yiran Zhang

Meet the Faculty: Samuel Nelson

Senior Lecturer Sam Nelson teaches advocacy and debate at Cornell and throughout the world.
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Meet the Faculty: Samuel Nelson

LindaRose Piccolo '24

Linda explored the world of compliance and regulation in the investment management industry.
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LindaRose Piccolo '24

LindaRose Piccolo '24

Linda explored the world of compliance and regulation in the investment management industry.
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LindaRose Piccolo '24

Meet the Faculty: Desirée LeClercq

Meet ILR's Desirée LeClercq, Proskauer Employment and Labor Law Assistant Professor, who teaches undergraduates about international labor law and U.S. labor and employment law.
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Meet the Faculty: Desirée LeClercq

Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Meet ILR's Lee Adler, labor-law practitioner and ILR lecturer in employment law and union leadership. Adler discusses working with ILR undergraduates.
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Meet the Faculty: Lee Adler

Ziva Posner: Landing Labor Law Jobs with ILR Degree

ILRie Ziva Posner '18 recounts how ILR's undergraduate degree program set her up for a career in labor law after completing law school at University of California, Irvine.
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Ziva Posner: Landing Labor Law Jobs with ILR Degree

Making Incremental Change

ILRie Jim Miller supports students through internships, scholarships and career opportunities.
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Making Incremental Change

Michael Gold Q&A

In his nearly 45 years at ILR, Gold has taught numerous courses on labor law and employment discrimination.
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Michael Gold Q&A

Harris '83 Named to White House Post

Seth Harris, who was the acting secretary of labor and deputy U.S. secretary of labor from 2009-14 and served for six and a half years during the Clinton Administration, will serve as President Joe Biden’s top labor adviser.

Seth Harris '83 speaks to ILR students in Dougherty Lounge in 2014.
Harris '83 Named to White House Post

Josh Mendelsohn ’04

Josh Mendelsohn is the author of "The Cap: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern NBA," published in October.
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Josh Mendelsohn ’04

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Storm Bohling

A Walt Disney World internship during his senior year introduced Michael Storm Bohling ’14 to an exciting world of work.
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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Storm Bohling

Alum Earns Labor and Employment Law Award

Known internationally as a scholar in the field of comparative labor and employment law, Susan Bisom-Rapp is associate dean and professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Susan Bisom-Rapp presented the 2019 Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award
Alum Earns Labor and Employment Law Award

Rosen will be Honored on April 11

The Alpern Award will be presented to Diane Rosen ’78 in recognition of her ILR support and service.

Diane Rosen, Cornell University, ILR School
Rosen will be Honored on April 11

Richmond ’91 Receiving Groat Award on April 11

An employment attorney who focuses on the restaurant industry, Richmond grew up in a Cornell family.

Carolyn Richmond, 2019 Groat Award Winner
Richmond ’91 Receiving Groat Award on April 11

Cathy Creighton ’87: Union value and common decency

As a child growing up in New York City, labor lawyer Cathy Creighton ’87 saw firsthand the value of unions.
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Cathy Creighton ’87: Union value and common decency

ILR grad Rob Manfred's major league career

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. ’80 got his start in the foothills of the Adirondacks in a small city where copper-bottomed pots and pans were manufactured.
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ILR grad Rob Manfred's major league career

Seth M. Siegel '74

Queens, N.Y. native, Seth Siegel, describes himself as an accidental ILRie. As a child, Siegel pursued a general interest in international affairs and later applied to what he thought was the International and Labor Relations School. Later discovering what the “I” actually stood for, he decided to apply anyway.
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Seth M. Siegel '74

Off to Harvard

Jonathan Weinberg '13 says he begins his law school career "better equipped to lead" because of his broad ILR education.

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Off to Harvard