Publications - Ruben J. Garcia

Publications - Ruben J. Garcia

Publications - Ruben J. Garcia's image


Ruben J. Garcia, Wage and Hour Litigation in Contemporary America (work in progress).

Ruben J. Garcia, Working to Live:  The History, Purpose and Future of the Minimum Wage (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); George Lafferty, From the Middle to the Margins: Addressing Job Insecurity, Income Inequality and Social Fragmentation, 29 Work, Emp. & Soc'y 354 (2015).



Ruben J. Garcia, Five Myths About Public Sector Labor Law in Nevada, 2 Nev. Prac. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 38 (2017).

Ruben J. Garcia, Politics at Work After Citizens United, 49 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1 (2016).

Ruben J. Garcia, Workplace Law in the Tenth Term of the Roberts Court:  Reading Between the Usual Ideological Lines, 20 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J.  197 (2016).

Ruben J. Garcia, Workplace Law in the Tenth Term of the Roberts Court:  Reading Between the Usual Ideological Lines, 19 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. 125 (2015).

Ruben J. Garcia & Olympia Duhart, With Every Curse, There Comes a Wish: Legal Education in a Time of Change, 16 Nev. L.J. 143 (2015).

Ruben J. Garcia, Citizenship at Work: How the Supreme Court Politically Marginalized Public Employees, 14 Nev. L. J. 377 (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, Introduction, Democracy at Work, 14 Nev. L.J. 305 (2014).

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).


Encyclopedia Entries

Ruben J. Garcia, Employment, in Oxford Bibliographies on Latino/a Studies (Oxford U. Press forthcoming 2015).


Ruben J. Garcia on the Scholarly Commons