Cornell University, M.I.L.R. in Collective Representation and Dispute Resolution, May 2011; B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations, May 2006
Kris Reichardt is interested in labor and employment law, the expansion of workers’ rights and conflict resolution. After graduating from Cornell University, Kris received a commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Driven by an inner passion for public service, Kris spent four years in the Persian Gulf and Iraqi coastal waters assigned to various patrol craft – coordinating with Iraqi military forces, conducting maritime security, and fostering community relationships. He has interned for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Labor-Management Center at Dowling College, and with several labor mediators and arbitrators. Last year, while studying towards a Masters in Labor Relations, Kris was a graduate teaching and research assistant for the Department of Labor Law, History, and Collective Bargaining at the NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations. His research focused on 20th Century public-sector working class history, NYS fiscal and education policy, and various conflict resolution systems. Since starting law school, Kris has volunteered for the Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office (CLARO), devoted to assisting pro se litigants who are being sued by creditors or who have other consumer debt issues. Additionally, he is a member of Law Students’ for Veterans Rights. This summer, he looks forward to advancing the cause of the working class and asserting economic justice through advocacy and direct legal services.