Kate Griffith

Kate Griffith is Associate Professor of Labor & Employment Law at Cornell’s ILR School.  As a law scholar, Griffith’s scholarship focuses primarily on the intersection of immigration and workplace law at the subfederal, federal and international levels. She is currently working on a project that considers the constitutionality of state and local laws that provide unauthorized immigrant workers with workplace protections and a project that considers the relationship between temporary immigration status and the nature of work.  She is a co-author of the textbook Labor Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 8th Edition (Walters Kluwer).

At Cornell ILR, she teaches courses on labor & employment law, immigration law and legal issues affecting low-wage and contingent workforce and has twice received a Cornell ILR MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching.  A Faculty Affiliate of the Worker Institute at Cornell, Griffith is also a research fellow at New York University’s Center for Labor and Employment Law. 

Phone: 607-254-8790
Office: 371 Ives Faculty Bldg.
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853