Richard Bales

Rick Bales
Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law 177
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Global approaches to resolving labor/employment disputes; various topics related to labor/employment/dispute resolution law.
Employee degree:

BA, Trinity University

JD, Cornell University


Rick Bales teaches a wide variety of ADR and labor/employment courses, Torts, and Civil Procedure. He has spoken throughout the world (particularly in Southeast Asia) on using full-course simulation projects to enhance experiential learning. He has published more than 80 scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR. His most recent book is Cambridge Handbook of US Labor Law: Reinventing Labor Law for the 21st Century (co-edited with Charlotte Garden). In addition to teaching and writing, Rick is a part-time labor arbitrator. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on FMCS and AAA panels.


Courses taught:

Torts, Civil Procedure, ADR and related courses, Labor/Employment/Discrimination and related courses.


Recent publications:

Cambridge Handbook of US Labor Law: Reinventing Labor Law for the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press 2020), co-edited with Charlotte Garden.

ADR in the Workplace (4th ed. 2020) with a variety of co-authors.

The Invisible Web at Work: Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace, 41 Berkeley J. Lab. & Employ. L. (co-authored with Katherine Stone) (2020).


Current CV