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César F. Rosado Marzán

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Rosado Marzán is the Chicago-Kent Spring 2017 Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar. He will also be a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid during March of 2017.  

Professor Rosado Marzán joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 2008. Trained as a sociologist and an attorney, Professor Rosado Marzán's research interests lie at the intersection of qualitative empirical research and law. His current project, a case study of a Chicago worker center, attempts to understand how worker centers may contribute to a moral project that helps to reduce wage and income inequality. He 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.

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.

At IIT Chicago-Kent, Professor Rosado Marzán teaches Contracts, Labor Law, and International and Comparative Labor and Employment Law. He served as a Guest Professor (research professor) of Labor Law in Stockholm University in 2012. Also at Stockholm University, he was a member of the Regulating Markets and Labour Program. He has been a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation and at Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law. He has also been a Princeton University Presidental Fellow and a José Padín Scholar. He is an active member of the Law & Society Association, where he has served in a number of committees and research collaborative networks, the American Sociological Association, the International Sociological Association, the Society for Study of Social Problems, the Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois, among other professional associations. Before arriving at IIT Chicago-Kent, Professor Rosado Marzán practiced union-side labor law in New York and Puerto Rico.


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

Selected Publications

The Limits of Human Rights for Labor Rights in Jill M. Jensen & Nelson Lichtenstein, The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim: West Meets East 206-232 (Palgrave McMillan and International Labor Office 2016).

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.