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Rafael Gely

Director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor of Law

BA, Cum Laude, Kansas State University, '84
AM, University of Illinois, '87
JD, University of Illinois '87
PhD (Labor and Industrial Relations), University of Illinois, '91

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Rafael Gely joins the faculty after 18 years of teaching, including academic positions at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, Chicago-Kent College of Law and most recently at the University of Cincinnati, where he served as the Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law.

Professor Gely earned his JD and PhD in labor and industrial relations at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. His scholarship reflects his interdisciplinary academic training. His research, which primarily focuses on the regulation of labor markets, incorporates a variety of theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches, drawing from the expertise of co-authors in a wide range of disciplines.

Professor Gely has published more than 40 articles in nationally and internationally recognized academic journals, including the Rand Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, the Texas Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review. Professor Gely has received various scholarship awards including the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers’ Eisenberg Prize for his recent article in the Wisconsin Law Review, “The Supreme Court and DIGs: An Empirical and Institutional Analysis” (co-authored with Professor Michael Solimine).

At the University of Missouri School of Law, Professor Gely teaches courses in employment law, labor arbitration and labor law, among others.

Latest News

Professor Gely and Judge Webber Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association

Professor Gely Comments on Right-to-Work Decision in Missouri

National Academy of Arbitrators Presents Professor Gely with David Petersen Award

Law School Center Secures Grant to Study Reasoning in Arbitration

Professor Gely Discusses Labor Laws with St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Most Recent Publications

Introduction to “Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization”, 2018 no.1 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 1 (2018).

An Empirical Assessment of the Contract Based Exception to the Employment-At-Will Rule with Robin Cheramie and Timothy Chandler, 28 EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS JOURNAL 63 (2016).

“Before Wisconsin and Ohio”: The Quiet Success of Card-Check Organizing in the Public Sector with Timothy D. Chandler, 16 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY JOURNAL 629 (2012).

Card-Check Laws and Public Sector Union Membership in the States, 36(4) LABOR STUDIES JOURNAL 445 (2011)

Organizing Principles: The Significance of Card-Checks Laws, 30:2 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY PUBLIC LAW REVIEW 475 (2011)

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