- Employment Law
- Tort 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 S. Pandya, Presuming Damages for Unemployment Distress, 19 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 85 (2015)
Sachin S. Pandya and Peter Siegelman, Underclaiming and Overclaiming, 38 Law & Social Inquiry 836 (2013)
Professor Sachin Pandya will present a paper titled “What Taft-Hartley Did to Joint-Employer Doctrine” on Oct. 11, 2019, at the Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law, in Las Vegas.
Professor Sachin S. Pandya co-wrote an amicus brief, filed September 30, 2019 in the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of employment-law professors in Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media, No. 18-1171. This case concerns whether a plaintiff alleging race discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. § 1981, must prove but-for causation.