Ruben J. Garcia

Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-4990
Education:
A.B. with Honors, Stanford University
J. D., UCLA School of Law
LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School

Publications

Books

Ruben J. Garcia, Workers, Law and Economic Justice (work in progress).

Ruben J. Garcia, Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection (N.Y.U. Press 2012), reviewed in Sameer M. Ashar, Book Review, 47 L. & Soc'y Rev. 982 (2013); Recent Publications, 34 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 155 (2013).

 

Articles

Ruben J. Garcia, Citizenship at Work: How the Supreme Court Politically Marginalized Public Employees, 14 Nev. L. J. ___ (2014).

Ruben J. Garcia, Ten Years after Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. V. NLRB: The Power of a Labor Law Symbol, 21 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 659 (2012).

Ruben J. Garcia, Toward Fundamental Change for the Protection of Low-Wage Workers: The “Workers’ Rights are Human Rights” Debate in the Obama Era, 2009 U. Chi. Legal F. 421.

Ruben J. Garcia, Against Legislation: Garcetti v. Ceballos and the Paradox of Statutory Protection for Public Employees, 7 First Amendment L. Rev. 22 (2008).

Ruben J. Garcia, A Democratic Theory of Amicus Advocacy, 35 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 315 (2008).

Ruben J. Garcia, Foreword, Confronting the Rights Deficit at Home and Abroad, 43 Cal. W. L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Ruben J. Garcia, From North to South Country: Race, Gender and Immigration and the Role of Unions in the Sanitized Workplace, 29 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 55 (2006).

Ruben J. Garcia, Labor as Property: Guestworkers, International Trade, and the Democracy Deficit, 10 J. Gender Race & Just. 27 (2006).

Ruben J. Garcia, Labor’s Fragile Freedom of Association Post-9/11, 8 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 283 (2006) reprinted in Workplace Discrimination, Privacy, and Security in an Age of Terrorism, Proceedings of New York University 55th Annual Conference on Labor (Matthew Bodie & Samuel Estreicher eds., Wolters Kluwer 2008).

Ruben J. Garcia, Symposium, Legal Reform: The Role of Public Institutions and Legal Culture, 35 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. 237 (2005).

Ruben J. Garcia, Transnationalism as a Social Movement Strategy: Institutions, Actors and International Labor Standards, 10 U.C. Davis J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 1 (2003).

Ruben J. Garcia, Ghost Workers in an Interconnected World: Going Beyond the Dichotomies of Domestic Immigration and Labor Laws, 36 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 737 (2003) reprinted in 24 Immigr. & Nat'lity L. Rev. 415 (2003).

Ruben J. Garcia, New Voices at Work: Race and Gender Identity Caucuses in the U.S. Labor Movement, 54 Hastings L.J. 79 (2002).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Ruben J. Garcia, Foreword, The Workplace Law Agenda of the Obama Administration, 16 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. 1 (2012).

Ruben J. Garcia, Teaching Problem-Solving and Preventive Law Skills through International Labour and Employment Law, 25 Int’l J. Comp. Lab. L. & Indus. Rel. 15 (2009).

Ruben J. Garcia, Commentary, Economic Analysis of Labor and Employment Law in the New Economy: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Law and Economics, 12 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. 327, 366 (2008).

Ruben J. Garcia, Across the Borders: Immigrant Status and Identity in Law and LatCrit Theory, 55 Fla. L. Rev. 511 (2003). 

Ruben J. Garcia, Comment, Critical Race Theory and Proposition 187: The Racial Politics of Immigration Law, 17 Chicano-Latino L. Rev. 118 (1995), reprinted in The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader 118 (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., N.Y.U. Press 1998). 

  

Ruben J. Garcia on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
Constitutional Law
Critical Race Theory/LatCrit Theory
Employment
Employment Discrimination Law
First Amendment
Immigration Policy
International Human Rights Law
Labor Law
Law and Social Change
Law and Society
Professional Ethics