Eric M. Fink

201 North Greene Street

Greensboro, North Carolina 27408


Eric M. Fink

Elon University School of Law

Associate Professor of Law, 2007-present

Teaching 2023-24

Other Courses Taught


Journal Articles

“Just When I Thought I was Out …”: Post-Employment Repayment Obligations, with Stuart Lichten, 25 Washington & Lee Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice 51 (2018)

Union Organizing & Collective Bargaining for Incarcerated Workers, 52 Idaho Law Review 953 (2016)

Sewer Syndicalism: Worker Control in Public Services, 14 Nevada Law Journal 444 (2014)

No Money, Mo’ Problems: Why Unpaid Law Firm Internships Are Illegal and Unethical, 47 University of San Francisco Law Review 435 (2013)

The Virtual Construction of Legality: “Griefing” and Normative Order in Second Life, 21 Journal of Law, Information, and Science 89 (2011)

Law School and The Web of Group Affiliation: Socializing, Socialization, and Social Network Site Use Among Law Students, 27 John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law 325 (2010)

Liars and Terrorists and Judges, Oh My: Moral Panic and the Symbolic Politics of Appellate Review in Asylum Cases, 83 Notre Dame Law Review 2019 (2008); reprinted in 29 Immigration and Nationality Law Review 45 (2008); cited in Djadjou v. Holder, 662 F.3d 265 (4th Cir. 2011) and Zuh v. Mukasey, 547 F.3d 504, 513 (4th Cir. 2008)

Post-Realism, or the Jurisprudential Logic of Late Capitalism: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Rise and Diffusion of Law and Economics, 55 Hastings Law Journal 931 (2004)

Book Note, The Caribbean: New Dynamics in Trade and Political Economy, 28 NYU Journal of International Law and Politics 644 (1996)

Chapters, Reports, & Other Publications

Federal Student Loan Servicing: Contract Problems and Public Solutions, with Roland Zullo, Jobs With Justice Education Fund (2014)

Union and Employee Access to Employer E-mail Systems Under Federal Labor Law, with Stuart W. Davidson, in The CyberUnion Handbook: Transforming Labor Through Computer Technology (A. Shostak, ed., 2002)

Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law (P. Hardin, ed., 4th ed. 2001)

Conference Presentations

Annual Meeting

Stony Brook University, Center for Study of Working Class Life

How Class Works Conference

University of Idaho School of Law, Idaho Law Review

Annual Symposium

ABA Section of International Law

Spring Meeting

UNLV Boyd School of Law, Nevada Law Journal

Workplace & Democracy Symposium

International Institute for the Sociology of Law

Social Economy Conference

Southeastern Association of Law Schools

Annual Meeting

Law and Society Association

Annual Meeting

Public Talks & Workshops

Incarcerated Worker Organizing Project

National Society for Experiential Education

National and Regional Workshops

UNC Greeensboro

Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honors Society)

Elon Law School

National Lawyers Guild

Federalist Society

Rockingham County Democratic Party

Annual Convention

African-American Caucus

Open Government Coalition/Sunshine Center

State Employees Association of North Carolina

Mitchell Community College

NC/SC Labor and Employment Law

Annual Meeting

Past Teaching Experience

Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA

Lecturer in Law, 2004-2006

St. Joseph’s University/Comey Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, 1997-2003

Anglo-American College, Prague, Czech Republic

Lecturer, February- October 1992

Legal Practice

Leonard Carder, LLP, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

Associate, 2006-2007

Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, Philadelphia, PA

Associate, 2002-2004

Willig, Williams and Davidson, Philadelphia, PA

Associate, 1997-2002


New York University School of Law, New York, NY

J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Doctoral Student in Sociology (ABD), 1987-1992

London School of Economics, London, England

M.Sc., Sociology, 1985

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

B.A., Sociology, 1984

Professional Associations

Law and Society Association

Labor Research & Action Network

Labor & Working Class History Association

Working Class Studies Association

North Carolina Bar Association

NC State Bar Ethics Committee, Advisory Member (2011-2013)

Bar Admissions


California (Inactive)

Pennsylvania (Retired Status)


Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania