Labor Law Practicum

Ave Maria School of Law, in conjunction with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Reed Larson Professorship of Labor Law. The position will be held by John Raudabaugh, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board (1990-1993) and an experienced labor and employee relations attorney.

The Foundation will provide Professor Raudabaugh's services to Ave Maria School of Law. He will teach courses related to labor law and employee rights. As part of his teaching duties, Professor Raudabaugh will supervise a labor law litigation course (practicum or clinic) involving students in significant Foundation-supported cases each academic term, thereby giving high level litigation experience and education to Ave Maria School of Law students. Specific details of Professor Raudabaugh's courses will be forthcoming in the weeks leading up to the Fall 2012 semester. In addition to his teaching duties, Professor Raudabaugh, as a Foundation Staff Attorney, will also work in the Foundation's legal aid program and litigate Foundation-supported cases brought for individual workers. In addition to his teaching duties, Professor Raudabaugh, as a Foundation Staff Attorney, will also work in the Foundation's legal aid program (described at www.nrtw.org) and litigate Foundation-supported cases brought for individual workers.

Professor John Raudabaugh has served many legal clients in policy, litigation, and regulatory compliance counseling. He also served as an adjunct professor of labor law at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and Emory University law schools. In 2009, he represented U.S. businesses at the International Labor Conference, 98th Session, and served on the Committee of the Whole addressing the global jobs crisis. He also co-chaired a study for the United Nations Development Program Office of the Global Defender of the Poor addressing the elimination of the worst forms of child labor, forced labor, and discrimination through access to justice, remediation, and employment and labor rights.