Areas of Expertise
- Employment Law
- Labor Law
- Labor Relations
About Rafael Gely
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 Featuring Rafael Gely
- 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
Latest Publications from Rafael Gely
- Introduction to “Dispute Resolution and Political Polarization”
- Collective Bargaining and Dispute System Design
- A Few Thoughts About Justice Scalia’s Dissenting Opinion in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois and His View of the Public Workplace
- An Empirical Assessment of the Contract Based Exception to the Employment-At-Will Rule
- “Before Wisconsin and Ohio”: The Quiet Success of Card-Check Organizing in the Public Sector