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Gali Racabi

S.J.D. Candidate

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Looking for Power & Collective outside the Employee Status

Human labor plays a significant role even in the most innovative and disruptive business methods. My research explores how workers in the emerging “gig economy” socialize, cooperate, and join quasi trade-unions, and how these social structures react to multiple legal, organizational, and practical risks.

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Labor and Employment Law with Professor Benjamin I. Sachs, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Networked Society with Professor Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School
  • Sociology of Gig Work with Professor Juliet Schor, Boston College

Additional Research Interests

  • Law and Technology
  • Labor Relations


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2017-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program, 2016-2017 (requirements fulfilled, degree waived)
  • Haifa University, Israel, B.A./LL.B., 2014

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Kennedy School, 2019-2020, Ash Center – Doctoral Democracy Fellow
  • Labor and Worklife Program, 2019, Fellow
  • Program of Negotiations at Harvard Law School, 2018-2019, Doctoral Fellow
  • Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2018-2019, Affiliate
  • Harvard Law School, 2018-2019, Graduate Program Fellow, Harvard Empirical Legal Studies co-coordinator
  • Harvard Law School, 2017-2018, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M. Advisor

Representative Publications

  • Despite the Binary: Looking for Power outside the Employee Status, __ Tul. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2020-21), available here (SSRN).
  • Abolish the Employer Prerogative, Unleash Work Law, 43 Berkley J. Lab. & Emp. L. __ (forthcoming), available here (SSRN).

Last Updated: March 18, 2021