Center for Law and Work (CLAW)

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Queenbe Monyei

Berkeley Law is launching the Center for Law and Work (CLAW) at an unprecedented moment for creative policy solutions to pressing issues around work as unemployment soars, businesses fail, and governments struggle to respond to the COVID pandemic.

CLAW positions Berkeley Law faculty and students to be thought leaders in the reforms to the law of the workplace that the current crisis and longstanding structural changes require. CLAW advances this goal by integrating faculty and student research from the Law School with research from other campus faculty and organizations, including the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).  In addition, CLAW will support the professional and scholarly development of JD, PhD, LLM, and JSD students with work law related interests.  

CLAW is led by three Berkeley Law faculty members who are also Berkeley law alumni, Professors Catherine Fisk, Catherine Albiston, and Lauren Edelman