Ruben Garcia

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Ruben J. Garcia is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. He is also the co-director of the Workplace Law Program. His areas of expertise include labor law, employment discrimination law, employment, constitutional law, law and society, law and social change, First Amendment, immigration policy, international human rights law, professional ethics, and critical race theory/LatCrit theory. In 2016, Garcia was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Garcia was professor and Director of the Labor and Employment Law Program at California Western School of Law. He also has held academic appointments at the University of California, Davis School of Law, the University of Wisconsin Law School, and at the University of California, San Diego. Before his career as a professor, Garcia worked as an attorney for public and private sector labor unions and employees in greater Los Angeles.

Garcia is the author of the book “Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection,” published by New York University Press.

In the Fall of 2015, Garcia was selected as a University of Las Vegas Leadership Development Academy fellow. He has also served as co-president of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and on the boards of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the ACLU of Nevada.

Garcia received his J.D. from UCLA, his L.L.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his A.B. with honors in political science from Stanford.