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César F. Rosado Marzán

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Rosado Marzán joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 2008. He teaches Contracts, Labor Law, and International and Comparative Labor and Employment Law. Professor Rosado Marzán served as a Guest Professor of Labor Law in Stockholm University in 2012. He is currently also a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation.

Professor Rosado Marzán's research lies at the intersection of qualitative empirical research and labor rights. His current project, an ethnography of a Chicago worker center, attempts to understand how worker centers may contribute to a "moral economy" that provides for social equality despite worker centers' small size and scant resources. He is also working on an article on why labor courts are more protective of workers today in Chile, in times of market globalization, than during the 1970-73 period when Chile was under a socialist government. In the manner of an "ethnographic revisit," he compares his contemporary findings, obtained through participant observation at the Chilean labor courts and labor inspectorate, with those of a prior ethnographer, Heleen Ietswaart, who studied the same Chilean institutions during the socialist years.

Professor Rosado Marzán is also working on a doctrinal project with Professor Sergio Gamonal of the Adolfo Ibañez University of Chile, which attempts to provide fresh meaning to U.S. work law through so-called Latin American principles of work law.

Professor Rosado Marzán's prior research focused on the impact of global framework agreements, or agreements between multinational corporations and so-called "global" labor unions in the U.S. and elsewhere. For that research, he interviewed key informants in Europe and the U.S.A.

He is the author (with Sergio Gamonal C.) of El Principio de Protección del Trabajador en el Derecho Norteamericano (Legal Publishing/Thomson Reuters) and editor (with Meron Kebede) of The Regulation of Compensation: Proceedings of the New York University 66th Annual Conference on Labor (Lexis 2014). His work has appeared in law reviews, law journals, and edited books in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, including the Minnesota Law Review, the UC Irvine Law Review, the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Revista de Derecho Laboral y Seguridad Social, Revista del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, among others.


Ph.D., Princeton University (Sociology)
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
M.A., Princeton University
B.A., Haverford College

Selected Publications

Work, Study, Organize!: Why the Northwestern University Football Players are Employees Under the National Labor Relations Act, 32 Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal 301-343 (2015) (with Alex Tillett-Saks).

Protecting Workers as a Matter of Principle: A South American View of U.S. Work Law, 13 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 605-665 (2014) (with Sergio Gamonal C.).

Age Discrimination Law in Latin America: Playing "Catch Up", in Ann Numhauser-Henning and Mia Rönnmar (eds.), Age Discrimination and Labour, 357-378 (2015) (with Sergio Gamonal C.).

Organizing with International Framework Agreements: An Exploratory Study, 4 UC Irvine Law Review 725-780 (2014).

Labor's Soft Means and Hard Challenges: Fundamental Discrepancies and the Promise of Non-Binding Arbitration for International Framework Agreements, 98 Minnesota Law Review 1749-1804 (2014).

Danbury Hatters in Sweden: A U.S. Perspective on the Available Remedies and Sanctions for Employers Who Suffer Unfair Labor Practices by Labor Unions, 30 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 339-356 (2014) (with Margot A. Nikitas).

Punishment and Work Law Compliance, Lessons from Chile, 29 Hofstra University Labor and Employment Law Review 343-405 (2012).

>> For more, visit Professor Rosado Marzán's SSRN author page.