USD School of Law Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Wired Article about COVID-19 and the Gig Economy

Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Wired Article about COVID-19 and the Gig Economy

Professor Orly Lobel

SAN DIEGO (March 13, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Warren Distinguished Professor of Law Orly Lobel was quoted in the article “Coronavirus Exposes Workers to the Risks of the Gig Economyin Wired on March 11, 2020.

The article examines the impact of the COVID-19 virus on gig economy workers who are now facing a loss of income. Additionally, many of the workers classified as independent contractors do not receive benefits like health insurance. Lobel commented on this relationship between workers and their employers.

Click here to read the full article.


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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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