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About David S. Sherwyn

David Sherwyn is the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and a professor of law at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is also academic director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and a research fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University’s School of Law. In addition, Sherwyn is of counsel to the law firm of Stokes & Wagner. Prior to joining the School of Hotel Administration, Sherwyn practiced management-side labor and employment law for six years.

Sherwyn has published articles in the Arizona State Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Fordham Law Review, University of California Hastings Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Law Journal. His research interests include arbitration of discrimination lawsuits and union management relations.

Sherwyn teaches HADM 3870: Business and Hospitality Law, a required class with more than 200 students. In addition, each spring, he teaches HADM 4850: Employment Discrimination Law and Union-Management Relations and HA 4810: Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry. Since joining the faculty in 1997, Sherwyn has won 17 teaching awards, including the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship.

In 2002, Sherwyn conceived of, organized, and hosted the Center for Hospitality Research’s (CHR) first Hospitality Industry Roundtable. Because of the success of the now annual Labor and Employment Law Roundtable, the CHR hosts roundtables in each of the disciplines that are represented in the school. From 2006-2009, Dave was the director of the CHR. In that time the CHR grew from 13 to 34 partners and began sponsoring the Annual HR in Hospitality Conference.

Positions

2011 Present John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources & Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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2001 Present Research Fellow, New York University School of Law ‐ Center for Labor and Employment Law
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Present John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, Academic Director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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Present Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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Present Academic Director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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20032011 Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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20062009 Academic Director: Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19972003 Assistant Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19961997 Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
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19951997 Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
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19941997 Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University ILR School
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2010-2011 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2008-2009 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2007-2008 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2006-2007 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2004-2005 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2001-2002 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2000-2001 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2000-2001 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 1999-2000 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 1998-1999 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 1997-1998 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Teacher of the Year
  • 2001 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Professor of the Year
  • 1998 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Professor of the Year
  • 2001-2002 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration Research Award
  • 2001-2002 Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly Best Article Nomination


Education

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1989 J.D., Cornell Law School
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1986 B.S., Cornell College ‐ New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
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Contact Information

Law
536 Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.1711

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