Sanjukta Paul

Sanjukta Paul

Assistant Professor of Law


Room 3255
(313) 577-3952

Sanjukta Paul

  • Biography

    Sanjukta Paul earned a J.D. from Yale Law School and completed a judicial clerkship on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After her clerkship, she was a public interest attorney in Los Angeles focusing on labor and civil rights issues, and then a research and teaching fellow at UCLA School of Law.

    Paul joined Wayne State as an assistant professor of law in fall 2017. Her current work lies at the intersection of antitrust and labor regulation, and she teaches in these areas as well as in employment law and corporations. More broadly, she is interested in labor, market and business regulation from a critical and reform perspective. She is also a fellow of the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale.

    Paul’s current book project, Solidarity in the Shadow of Antitrust (Cambridge University Press), reinterprets the development of antitrust law in terms of its allocation of economic coordination rights, with a particular focus on work and workers. Her scholarship has also appeared or will appear in, among others, the UCLA Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law. Her paper “The Enduring Ambiguities of Antitrust Liability for Worker Collective Action” was recognized with the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund’s award for the best antitrust scholarship of 2016 (category prize).

    Paul also regularly writes for broader audiences, with recent or current pieces in The American Prospect, Aeon, The Nation, and Barron’s, as well as blogs such as OnLabor and the Law & Political Economy blog. She and her work are frequently cited in the press, recently including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The Week. She is closely engaged with policy applications of her work in the judicial, administrative, and legislative spheres. For example, she has presented her research at the Department of Justice (Antitrust Division) and in testimony in front of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law; prepared comments in various proceedings of the Federal Trade Commission; and prepared an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit.

  • Degrees and Certifications

    B.A., University of Iowa
    M.A. (Philosophy), University of Pittsburgh
    J.D., Yale Law School

  • Courses Taught

    Corporations, Labor Law, Advanced Topics in Work Law (dealing mainly with corporate & antitrust law from workers' perspective), Employment Law

  • Social Science Research Network