John Cicero, Associate Professor, received a J.D. from New England School of Law and an LL.M. in Labor Law from New York University School of Law. Prior to joining the CUNY faculty, he worked at the National Labor Relations Board in Newark, New Jersey for over 12 years, the last two as Supervising Attorney. While at the NLRB, he litigated and supervised a wide variety of cases, including several federal actions that won job reinstatement and back pay for hundreds of workers. Since coming to CUNY, Professor Cicero has combined his love of labor law with his interest in innovative teaching by creating a classroom setting that simulates a factory, as described in his often-cited law review article, "The Classroom as Shoproom Floor," which appeared in the Vermont Law Review. He twice received the CUNY Law School's Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching given by the graduating classes of 1994 and 1997. He is a faculty representative to WELP, which seeks to broaden curricular and internship opportunities for students interested in becoming involved with legal needs of workers, unionized and un-unionized, in today's complex global economy.