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Orly Lobel

Orly Lobel

Orly Lobel is the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego, the founding director of the Center for Employment and Labor Policy (CELP), and the award-winning author of several books and numerous articles. She is a prolific speaker, commentator and scholar who travels the world with an impact on policy and industry. A graduate of Tel-Aviv University and Harvard Law School, Lobel clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court and is a member of the American Law Institute. She has recently been named as one of the most cited legal scholars in the country and has received several grants for her scholarship including most recently a grant from the AI and Humanities Project. 

Professor Lobel’s books “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side” (Norton 2018)—now being developed into a mini-series—and “Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids and Free Riding” (Yale University Press 2013), are the recipient of several prestigious awards and have been reviewed in top scholarly and popular media, including The New Yorker, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. 

Lobel is also a regular consultant to major tech platforms on ethical digitization. She is a beloved teacher and mentor and has been recognized by her students as a Woman of Impact and a Woman of Valor. Her new book “The Equality Machine: Harnessing Tomorrow’s Technologies for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future” is out this Fall with PublicAffairs and has already received raving reviews. She lives in La Jolla California with her husband, three daughters, and an English Labrador named Gili. 

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