Carol O'Toole

Carol O'Toole
Senior Lecturer


  • MA 1973
    Industrial Relations University of Minnesota
  • PhD 1976
    Educational Administration University of Minnesota
  • JD 1981
    Law University of Minnesota
  • BS 1964
    Pre-Law North Dakota State University


WORK EXPERIENCE: Carol Berg O'Toole has wide experience as a lawyer, lecturer, personnel director and labor negotiator. Her legal representation has included negotiating with labor unions and representing counties, school districts, cities, other public agencies, private companies and individuals. She was appointed in 2005 to the Bureau of Mediation arbitration roster to decide grievance disputes and collective bargaining impasses between labor and management. Currently, she has been added to the US Post Office panel as an arbitrator.


Selected Works

Racially Discriminatory Seniority Systems Upheld, Case Comment, Education Law Reporter, October 1982

Journal Articles

Monopoly in the Classroom, The Clearing House, Vol. 42, No. 3, November 1967

Journal Articles


Current Activities

Community Relationships

  • Member, North Dakota State University Alumni Board of Directors (1988-1998), Board of Trustees (2000-present)
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Hennepin County Bar Association Foundation (1987-1990); Labor and Employment Law Section, Chair (1993-1994)
  • Member, University of Minnesota Industrial Relations Board of Directors (1986-1989); President, 1988
  • Member, University of Minnesota Law School Alumni Board of Directors and Board of Visitors (1981-1986)