Faculty News for Michael M. Oswalt

Michael M. OswaltMichael M. Oswalt
Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Haverford College  
M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies), Duke University
J.D., Duke University 
Email: moswalt@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-2066

Professor Oswalt Cited in Washington Post Blog on Labor Law

Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt was cited by reporter Lydia DePillis in a blog post for the Washington Post website on March 3, 2015. DePillis wrote on the legal difficulties facing labor unions. Her article linked to a paper written by Professor Oswalt for Volume 8, issue 2 of the University of California-Irvine Law Review that dealt with workers petitioning the government to form a union under the National Labor Relations Act.

Professor Oswalt Quoted in Online Piece on Credit Scores

Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt was cited in a recent article appearing on independent website CardHub.com, published in March 2014.  The article is called "What is a Good Credit Score?" and Professor Oswalt offers his insights on misconceptions regarding the way companies look at credit histories.

Professor Oswalt Publishes Piece in Huffington Post

Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt wrote a piece for the February 13, 2014 Politics Blog portion of the Huffington Post.  The piece details his opinion on the ramifications of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit revoking the right to strike in the Aircraft Service International v. Working Washington case.

Professor Oswalt Quoted in Article on Airline Union Issues

Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt was quoted in Steve Wilhelm's December 10, 2013 article in the Puget Sound Business Journal.  The article deals with the potential for airline manufacturer Boeing to engage in legal action with its largest union over keeping construction of the Beoing 777X in the state of Washington.  Professor Oswalt has experience involving the law and labor unions stemming from his time working for the Service Employees International Union.

Professor Michael Oswalt Writes Op-Ed on Labor Law for Chicago Sun-Times

On September 10, 2013, Assistant Professor of Law Michael Oswalt wrote an op-ed piece for the Chicago Sun-Times.  The piece discussed United States labor law in the context of the recent work stoppages at fast food restaurants and retail stores through the nation.  Professor Oswalt formerly worked for the Service Employees International Union, which supports the fast food and retail strikes.