Imre Szalai, recognized for his expertise in arbitration law, was selected to serve as a board member of the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute. Through the Institute, he will assist in public education, the development of legal strategies and policy, and grassroots advocacy against the use of forced arbitration. "I am thrilled to join The Institute, and I look forward to helping with its mission to advocate for employee rights," said Professor Szalai.
Founded in 2008 by the National Employment Lawyers Association, The Institute's mission is to advocate for employee rights by advancing equality and justice in the American workplace.
Szalai currently serves as Associate Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Professor Szalai's teaching interests and scholarship focus on civil procedure and dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). His work has been cited in briefs filed in the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state courts in cases involving the FAA, and in leading dispute resolution journals such as the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
Professor Szalai is a renowned expert in the study of the growth of forced arbitration provisions in workplace disputes. He has authored numerous articles on the subject, has written a book called Outsourcing Justice: The Rise of Modern Arbitration Laws in America, and maintains a blog about arbitration at outsourcingjustice.com where he monitors and provides on commentary on arbitration-law developments.