USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Wired Article about New California Uber Rules

Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Wired Article about New California Uber Rules

Professor Orly Lobel

SAN DIEGO (February 19, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel was quoted in the article “Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies” in Wired on February 10, 2020.

The article examines the impact of California Assembly Bill 5 on platforms like Uber. The new law prompted a change on the Uber app which now shows drivers the destination and payout of a ride before they accept. This allows Uber to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Lobel commented on Uber’s arguments against the bill and why they are unlikely to be accepted by the courts.

Click here to read the full article.

About Professor Orly Lobel

Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel’s areas of expertise include Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor Law, Government Agencies, Employment Discrimination, and Regulation. She has received numerous awards in recent years including the Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship and the Irving Oberman Memorial Award. Her two latest books have won several prestigious awards.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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