About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Last Updated: January 6, 2022
Emily Wajert is a labor and employment lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP. Wajert represents employers in a variety of employment-related claims and disputes, including discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate, restrictive covenant and bonus claims. She also assists clients in compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and advises clients on a wide array of issues, including transactional matters and mergers and acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side). Wajert works closely with clients in conducting workplace investigations involving allegations of sexual harassment, violation of workplace policies and financial improprieties. She also advises clients on COVID-19 workplace issues, including return-to-work policies, remote work operations and handling furloughs and layoffs in accordance with local, state and federal law.
Wajert represents clients across various industries including media and entertainment, financial services, technology and e-commerce.
Wajert has authored more than 25 articles and alerts on key labor and employment issues for a variety of publications including Thomas Reuters, Daily Journal, Law360 and Bloomberg Law. Some of her recent works include “Thanks for the Lesson, Coach: What Employers Can Learn from 'Ted Lasso'”; “Guardians of the Business: Enforceable Restrictive Covenants”; “The Rise of Independent Contractor and Freelancer Protections in New York”; “Shark Week – Taking a Bite Out of New York New Pay Equity, Salary History Ban Laws”; and “Claiming the Iron Throne with a Noncompete.”
Wajert is currently licensed to practice in California, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Jean Reisz wrote an op-ed explaining why Ron DeSantis dropping migrants off on Martha’s Vineyard may be illegal. "Certain factors – like DeSantis’ intent and knowledge of the migrants’ immigration status – could create potential civil and criminal liability," she wrote.
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.