Eric Fink, Associate Professor of Law
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Eric Fink teaches in the areas of civil procedure, professional responsibility, labor & employment law, food & agriculture law, and consumer protection. His research explores legal problems, institutions, and practices from a sociological perspective. His recent publications have addressed legal and ethical issues surrounding unpaid law firm internships, worker self-management in public services, emergent conceptions of law and order in an online virtual world, and law student participation in online social networks. Current projects examine loan servicing and debt collection practices under the federal student loan program, the economic impact of the federal "Secure Communities" immigration enforcement program North Carolina counties, and union organizing and activism among workers lacking collective bargaining rights.
Before joining the Elon faculty, Fink taught legal writing at Stanford Law School, and practiced law in San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has also taught at St. Joseph’s University, University of Chicago and The Anglo-American College in the Czech Republic. He has a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in sociology from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from New York University School of Law, and was a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Chicago.
Outside the law school, he is involved in community organizing and activism on issues including workers' rights, food access, and police accountability. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, playing guitar, and cooking.
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