Ruben J. Garcia is a professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.
Professor Garcia has accepted an offer to publish his forthcoming article, "Politics at Work After Citizens United," in Volume 49, Issue 1 (December 2015) of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. The article also was accepted for publication by several other leading law reviews.
In the article, Professor Garcia discusses the implications of United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United and the current imbalance in the political system for nationwide campaigns to raise the minimum wage. In the article, he offers practical suggestions for reducing this power imbalance and the legal options for increasing political participation, which make the article a foundation for future study and research. In a recent edition of Boyd Briefs, the article was featured as an example of Professor Garcia beginning to “actualize — in scholarly fashion — [a 2013 AFL-CIO] resolution that called for expanded labor-community partnerships.” Professor Garcia served on a committee that drafted that resolution for the labor federation’s quadrennial convention in Los Angeles.
A recognized expert in the field of labor and employment law, Professor
Garcia teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, and
Professional Responsibility at the Boyd School of Law. He has been
quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, among others, and has appeared on national and local radio and television programs.