Dr. Elizabeth J. Kennedy
Assistant ProfessorLaw and Social ResponsibilityContact410-617-5534Sellinger Hall 410
Elizabeth J. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Law & Social Responsibility in the Sellinger School of Business. She received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Her research focuses primarily on the evolution and application of legal protections for workers in an increasingly global and decentralized American workplace. Her current teaching interests are in the areas of labor and employment law, urban politics and development, and executive and legislative policymaking. Prior to arriving at Loyola in 2008, Professor Kennedy practiced law with the New York firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, specializing in corporate finance, and served as labor and employment counsel to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee.
JD, University of California, Berkeley.
BA, Smith College.
Elizabeth J. Kennedy, Union rights benefit all of us: Collective bargaining makes for a better public workforce, The Baltimore Sun, 2011.
Michael Runnels, Elizabeth J. Kennedy and Timothy Brown, Corporate Social Responsibility and the New Governance: In Search of Epstein's Good Company in the Employment Context, Akron Law Review, 43(2) 2010, 501-535.
Elizabeth J. Kennedy (2010). The Invisible Corner: Expanding Workplace Rights for Female Day Laborers, BERKELEY JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW 31, 126-159.
Michael B. Runnels, Elizabeth J. Kennedy, and Rev. Timothy B. Brown, S.J. (2010). Corporate Social Responsibility and the New Governance: In Search of Epstein's Good Company in the Employment Context, AKRON LAW REVIEW 43, 501-535.
Elizabeth J. Kennedy (2005). Freedom from Independence: Collective Bargaining Rights for "Dependent Contractors," BERKELEY JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW 26, 144-168.
Awards and Honors
Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award
NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project Champion Award
Thelen Marrin Prize for Law Journal Writing
Prosser Awards for Corporations Law and Employment Law
Corporate Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. (June 2005 - June 2008).
Labor Policy Advisor, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. (April 2005 - June 2005).
Labor Organizer, American Fed. of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). (2000 - March 2002).
Labor Organizer, Union of Needletrades, Industrial & Textile Employees (UNITE). (1999 - 2000).
New York County Lawyers Association, Bar Association of the City of New York