Center for Law and Work (CLAW)

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About CLAW

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

Recent Stories

Symposium Experts Call for Furthering Genuine Police Reform and Targeting Labor Agreements

Friday, February 5, 2021

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people at the hands of law enforcement sparked protests in cities across the country last year and pushed the movement for police reform to new prominence.

But how to turn the ideas into new policies, particularly given the strength of police unions, which continue to wield an outsized influence over law enforcement agencies and the politicians who oversee them?

New Center for Law and Work at Berkeley Law

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Center for Law and Work was launched in fall 2020. Read all about it on the Berkeley Law School website!

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