Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. Her research focuses on the evolution and application of law and policy that advances racial equity, environmental justice, and worker power. A former union organizer, she earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, served as a labor policy advisor to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and practiced law with the New York firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

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