Director, Labor and Employment Law Programs
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Esta Bigler established and directs the Labor and Employment Law Program, which has brought together social scientists, advocates, attorneys, and private employers to increase employment opportunities for people with criminal records. Throughout her career, Bigler has worked as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, as a private attorney, and as general counsel for New York City’s Bureau of Labor Services. She has extensive experience providing adult training and education, as well as coordinating cross-sector learning groups with a national focus.