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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.

Professor Rosado Marzán is a law and society scholar. His research combines ethnography, interviews, and legal research, among other methods, to understand the theory and practice of aspects of American, comparative, and international labor and employment law. His current research includes an ethnography of a Chicago worker center, a hybrid community labor organization, to understand the way in which the worker center can help to enforce the rights of low-wage workers in a global city such as Chicago. He is also working on a project on the principles undergirding American and Latin American labor and employment law.

Professor Rosado Marzán is 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.

Professor Rosado Marzán advises the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Masters Program in Work Law at the Adolfo Ibañez University Law School in Chile. He is a member of the Regulating Labour and Markets Programme ("ReMarkLab") at Stockholm University, a project funded by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research. He is also a Research Scholar of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University School of Law. He has been an active member of the American Sociological Association, the Law & Society Association, and other professional associations.

In his spare time Professor Rosado Marzán enjoys crossfit, cooking "paleo" meals, and exploring Chicago and nearby places with his wife, two sons, overexcited dog, and grouchy cat.


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, ___ Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal ___ (forthcoming) (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 ___ (forthcoming) (with Sergio Gamonal C.).

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

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

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