About Jim

Jim has practiced for 40 years as a communication specialist and attorney, principally in higher education.  He has been a law professor at several institutions, and a communication specialist for the United States Coast Guard and at an R1 university. He also has been a management-side labor lawyer with a major Philadelphia law firm and the general counsel/corporate secretary for the then-largest convenience store chain in New Jersey and for the nation’s number one econometric forecasting organization. He is currently legal counsel at a regionally-ranked teaching university in Central New Jersey. Jim has published 18 books, as well as some 50 professional/scholarly articles and book chapters. He is a frequent commentator in newsletters, newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet. His teaching has taken him to the University of Texas-Austin, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Widener University School of Law.

His current books are available through this web site, below. Jim’s areas of  concentration are labor & employment law, higher education law, and risk management. He offers writing & editing, consulting, and educational services on these topics.  Educational services include workshops and webinars.




Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators 



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