Labor Law Expert Named Dean of St. Thomas University School of Law

Oct 25, 2010, 16:48 ET from St. Thomas University

MIAMI, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Douglas E. Ray, a prominent author and speaker in the field of labor law, became the eighth dean of the St. Thomas University School of Law on October 1, 2010.  



He previously served as dean of the University of Toledo College of Law (2006-2010) and the Widener University School of Law (1998-2005) and is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Law School

Before law school, he served in the U.S. Army and was an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor. After law school, he practiced law with Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis and taught at the University of Richmond Law School and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values.

He is a past chair of the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Labor and Employment Law and, for the past ten years, has chaired labor law programs for the Center for American and International Law in Texas. 

Dean Ray has served as labor arbitrator or mediator in over 200 labor-management disputes and is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.  He has published more than twenty law journal articles, primarily in the fields of labor and employment law, and is co-author of two labor law treatises, Understanding Labor Law (LexisNexis) and Labor Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts, and Boycotts (Thomson/West). 

The St. Thomas University School of Law is known for its diversity, student-centered atmosphere, and service to the community as well as for its graduate programs in Intercultural Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability.  Its Human Rights Institute provides immigration-related legal services to over 6500 low income immigrants a year. The 2011 edition of Princeton Review's The Best 172 Law Schools ranks the St. Thomas University School of Law third in the country for best atmosphere for minority students and fourth in the country for best quality of life.  Located just north of downtown Miami, the School of Law offers extensive pro bono opportunities, clinical programs, legal internships and externships in which its students serve underrepresented communities, work in courts, government agencies, and international agencies such as the United Nations. (

SOURCE St. Thomas University