ELUR Certificate Program Faculty

Employment Law for Union Representatives Certificate Program classes are taught by full-time and adjunct faculty of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, and experienced legal experts. Each instructor brings an extensive background in consulting and training for labor and management relations, in both the public and private sectors.

 

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John F. Burton, Jr., Ph.D. in Economics
University of Michigan
Professor Burton is a former Dean of the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, and Professor Emeritus at Rutgers and Cornell University.  He co-authored A Worker's Guide to The New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law, which will be used in his Workers' Compensation Law course.

 

Rosemarie Cipparulo, Esq., J.D.
Rutgers University School of Law, Newark
Ms. Cipparulo is a faculty member in Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She is an attorney at Weissman and Mintz and has a wealth of experience in representing labor unions in in collective bargaining and alternative dispute resolutions. She was a member and leader of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

 

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James M. Cooney, Esq., J.D.
University of Miami School of Law
Mr. Cooney is an Adjunct Professor in the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. Professor Cooney also is an arbitrator and mediator. He specializes in employment, labor, and immigration law, and he previously represented labor organizations throughout New Jersey.
 

Carla Katz, Esq., J.D.
Seton Hall University School of Law
Professor Katz is a faculty member of the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. She is also Of Counsel with Cohen Placitella & Roth. She specializes in labor, employment, and public sector law. Professor Katz is also a former elected President of a local union of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), representing state and local government and private sector members, and a former Commissioner of the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.

 
 
Ursula Leo, Esq., J.D.
University of New Mexico, and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court-New Jersey, United State District Court-Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Leo is a member of the Sussex County Bar Association and focuses her practice on Land Use, Municipal, and Labor and Employment matters.
 
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Lisa A. Schur, Esq., J.D., Ph.D. in Political Science
Northeastern University, University of California at Berkeley
Dr. Schur is an Associate Professor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. She also is an attorney and an author specializing in disability and employment law.
 
 
Steven Weissman, Esq., J.D.
Rutgers School of Law, Newark
Mr. Weissman, of Weissman & Mintz, LLC, specializes in employment related matters. A published author, he has been a bencher for the Reitman Inn of Court and is an Executive Committee member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section. He also serves on the State Advisory Council to the Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations.