On Labor Day, the Cornell Law School Labor Law Clinic and its founding director, Professor Angela Cornell, received the Friend of Labor Award for their service to the Ithaca area labor community. The award, which was given by the Midstate Central Labor Council and Tompkins County Workers’ Center, acknowledges their work “in providing critical legal advice, support, and representation for local labor unions and terminated workers.”
The Labor Law Clinic was started in 2005 to advance workers’ collective rights and freedom of association. In the clinic, students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of traditional labor law and practice as well as develop lawyering skills through their case work. Professor Cornell said the award is a tribute to the significant effort of many hard-working and dedicated students who are at the front of all of the clinic’s work.