Shirley Lung, Professor, is a graduate of Cornell University and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar. Before coming to CUNY Law, she was Executive Director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights. She has worked on labor issues affecting Chinese garment, restaurant, and construction workers in New York City through participation in several independent workers' centers. She writes about issues affecting immigrant and low-wage workers as well as academic support and law school pedagogy. She serves on the board of directors of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
At CUNY, she has helped develop an array of academic support programs for first- and second-year students, and teaches Torts, Lawyering Seminar, Evidence, and a Labor Law elective on Immigrant and Contingent Workers. She received awards for excellence in teaching and community service from the graduating classes of 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2008.