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Thomas C. Kohler


Thomas C. Kohler 

Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Telephone: 617-552-4321
















Thomas C. Kohler is the Concurrent Professor of Law and Philosophy. Professor Kohler is an internationally recognized authority on the labor and employment law of the United States and other western nations, with a special emphasis on German law. He has served as a Fulbright Professor on the Law Faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (Frankfurt am Main), and has taught at the University of Texas School of Law and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Among other honors, he has been a Fellow of the German Marshall Fund and a Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Research Fellow. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the E.U.-sponsored European Labour Law Network (ELLN), a Consultant to the Industrial Relations section of the Department of Sociology of the University of Warsaw, a member of the International Board for the National College of Ireland, and as a Scientific Expert to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican. He also has acted as a consultant to governments, NGOs and other international organizations on labor and employment law and policy matters.



A.B., Michigan State University
J.D., Wayne State University
LL.M., Yale University


Fall  2016:  Foundations of Western Law
Spring 2017:  Labor Law, Employment Law