César F. Rosado Marzán
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Rosado Marzán joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 2008. Before arriving at Chicago-Kent, he was an associate attorney at the law firm of Levy Ratner, PC in New York City. He also practiced law in Puerto Rico in the offices of Torres & Velaz. He represented labor unions on all aspects of organizing, representation, and collective bargaining matters and worked in an employment discrimination class action case.
At Chicago-Kent 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 the fall of 2012.
Professor Rosado Marzán's current research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative work law and social science research. He spends significant time in the field observing and interviewing people who "make law" every day. For example, in two different projects he interviewed labor lawyers, union officers, and management attorneys in Puerto Rico, Europe, and the United States to understand how they use law and "law-like" norms to build or challenge labor unions. In another project he observed labor inspectors and labor judges in Chile interact with employers and employees to understand how employment law is enforced in that country.
Professor Rosado Marzán advises the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Masters in Work Law at the Adolfo Ibañez University Law School in Chile. To fund and help disseminate his research internationally, Professor Rosado Marzán joined 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.
Professor Rosado Marzán is the father of two small sons. He practices yoga, enjoys jogging by Lake Michigan and likes different kinds of dance music, from the traditional salsa rhythms of his native Puerto Rico to the electronic beats heard in a Berlin club.
Ph.D., Princeton University (Sociology)
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
M.A., Princeton University
B.A., Haverford College
Soft Means, Hard Challenges: Fundamental Discrepancies and the Promise of Non-Binding Arbitration for International Framework Agreements, 98 Minnesota Law Review __ (forthcoming 2013).
Protecting Workers as a Matter of Principle: A South American View of U.S. Work Law, 13 Washington University Global Studies Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014).
Organizing Unions in the U.S. with International Framework Agreements: An Exploratory Study, ___ UC Irvine Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2013).
Punishment and Work Law Compliance: Lessons from Chile, 29 Hofstra Labor and Emploment Law Journal 343 (2012).