The topic for the 2016 Symposium and 2017 Volume is "Law and the Disruptive Workplace."

The Symposium took place on Friday, November 4 & 5, 2016 at the University of Chicago Law School. The Volume will be published in November 2017.


  • Deepa Das Acevedo, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Matthew Bodie, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, Indiana University Mauer School of Law
  • Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
  • Janice Fine, Rutgers University
  • Catherine Fisk, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Charlotte Garden, Seattle University School of Law
  • Michael Green, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jedidiah J. Kroncke, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo
  • Michael LeRoy, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Martin Malin, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Cesár Rosado Marzán, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Liya Palagashvili, SUNY-Purchase
  • Paul M. Secunda, Marquette University Law School
  • Ilya Shapiro, The Cato Institute
  • Arun Sundararajan, New York University
  • Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School
  • Jon Werner, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Heather Whitney, Harvard University
  • Patrick Wright, The Mackinac Center

Schedule of Events


Panel One: The Gig Economy

Panel Two: New Methods of Employment and Organizing

Keynote Address: 

  • Chief Judge Diane P. Wood

Panel Three: Clashes in Collective Bargaining

Panel Four: Legislation and Regulation


Panel Five: Labor Platforms: Promises and Problems

Panel Six: Classifying the Modern Worker