Katherine Stone


Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Distinguished Professor of Law

Home Department: Law

Areas of Interest

Labor Law, Employment Law, Labor and Social Policy, Contract Law, Arbitration Law




Professor Katherine Stone is a leading expert in labor and employment law in the United States. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2008 and a Russell Sage Fellowship for 2008-2009 for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications. Her forthcoming book, Globalization and Flexibilization: The Remaking of the Employment Relationship in the 21st Century, will examine the changing employment landscape in Japan, Australia, and Europe. Professor Stone has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Law since 2004. Previously, she was Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution at Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She has also taught at Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, New York University Law School, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. Professor Stone received her B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. She practiced law at Cohen Weiss & Simon and at Rabinowitz Boudin Standard Krinsky & Lieberman in New York City.

Selected Research

1.  Rethinking Comparative Labor Law: Bridging the Past and the Future (with Benjamin Aaron). Van De Plas Publishers (2007).   

2.  Employment and Labor Regulation in Industrial Countries, in International Encyclopedia Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed (edited by James Wright, Elsevier, forthcoming, 2015).

3.  Flexibilization, Globalization and Privatization: Three Challenges to Labor Rights in Our Time, in Regulating Labour in the Wake of Globalisation (edited by Brian Bercusson and Cynthia Estlund, Hart Publishing, 2008).