By providing rigorous research and learning about human capital, ethical work environments, and best practices in employment relations, The Center for Employment & Labor Policy strives to support San Diego’s economic growth in the biotech, pharma, tech, military, health, arts, entertainment, hospitality, sports, education, and other sectors and industries, all of which present dynamic frontiers of employment issues. The Center sponsors speakers, workshops, roundtables, visitors and fellows, and provide opportunities for collaborative research by USD faculty, USD students, policymakers, and practitioners locally and nationally.

Director: Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel

Warren Distinguised Professor of Law Orly Lobel is an award winning author, expert, and impactful scholar in the fields of employment law, innovation policy, and law and technology. She has recently been recognized as the second most cited employment and labor law scholar in the country and among the top cited legal scholars at large. She has advised the federal administration on issues concerning worker mobility, labor market competition, and pay equity.