When Eric Sposito graduated from Rutgers School of Law–Newark in 2011, he headed to a coveted field attorney assignment in the National Labor Relations Board Honors Program.
The job is an ideal match for Sposito, who worked for almost 30 years as a printing pressman for the New York Times while getting his undergraduate degree in union leadership and administration. At Rutgers Law School, selected for its reputation for faculty excellence in labor and employment law, he held editorial positions on two journals, captained a moot court team, and wrote three research papers on labor issues that were published.
Now Sposito has been selected to participate in the Government Fellowship Program, an initiative of the Section of Labor & Employment Law of the American Bar Association (ABA). He will serve for a three-year term as a member of the Committee on Development of the Law. ABA Section Government Fellows are expected to participate in Section projects that include pro bono work, trial advocacy competitions, and outreach programs to law students, young lawyers, and government lawyers.
Sposito stated that he is excited to be able to participate in the debate concerning the direction of labor law at a time when the National Labor Relations Board is dealing with new issues in an environment of rapidly changing workplaces. In addition to his work at the Board, Sposito has been involved in outreach activities such as guest lecturing at Fairleigh Dickinson University and at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. He also has taught a labor and employment law course at CUNY’s Murphy Institute School of Professional Studies.
Sposito intends to use his time as a Government Fellow to assist young lawyers seeking to enter the legal profession in the practice of labor law and to participate in discussions regarding the Section’s position on cutting-edge labor law issues.