Sachin S. Pandya

Professor of Law

Sachin Pandya’s scholarship has focused on American employment law, tort law, and the origins of the American liability insurance market. Since joining the Law School in 2008, Professor Pandya has taught Torts, Employment Law, and advanced seminars on related topics.

A graduate of Yale Law School (J.D.), Columbia University (M.A. Sociology), and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. Social Science), Professor Pandya clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, after which he served as an appellate and civil rights attorney in the Office of the New York Attorney General. There, he litigated, and often personally argued, many complex cases in New York State’s appellate courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also helped litigate cases in the US Supreme Court. In 2004, he was a co-recipient of a Best U.S. Supreme Court Brief Award from National Association of Attorneys General. Professor Pandya started his law teaching career as a teaching fellow at Columbia Law School.

Sachin Pandya, Designing The Tax Treatment of Litigation-Related Costs (with Stephen Utz), 21 Florida Tax Review 533 (2018)

Sachin S. PandyaPresuming Damages for Unemployment Distress, 19 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. 85 (2015)

Sachin S. PandyaUnderclaiming and Overclaiming, 38 L. & Soc. Inquiry (2013) (with Peter Siegelman)

Sachin S. PandyaUnpacking the Employee-Misconduct Defense, 14 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 867 (2012)

Sachin S. PandyaTax Liability for Wage Theft3 Colum. J. Tax L. 113 (2012)

Sachin S. PandyaThe First Liability Insurance Cartel in America, 1896-1906, 29 Law & Hist. Rev. 375 (2011)
Sachin S. PandyaDetecting the Stealth Erosion of Precedent: Affirmative Action After Ricci, 31 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 285 (2010)
Recent Faculty Notes
Sachin Pandya Moderates CBA Event
Dec 28, 2020 -

Sachin Pandya organized and moderated the webinar "Structural Racism in Employment" that was part of the Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality. This webinar featured scholars and advocates who explained how structural racism operates to the disadvantage of domestic workers, immigrant workers, and workers entangled in the criminal justice system, and what it takes to combat that structural racism. 

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