Hiba Hafiz joined BC Law as an Assistant Professor of Law in 2018. She teaches and writes in the areas of labor and employment law, antitrust law, and administrative law. Her work focuses on strengthening workers’ bargaining power as well as legal solutions to labor market concentration and inequality.
After graduating with a B.A. from Wellesley College, Hiba completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University. During her doctoral program, she served as a union organizer for graduate students and enrolled in Columbia Law School to further study workers' rights. After graduating in 2010, she represented farmworker victims of trafficking as a David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellow at the International Rights Advocates.
Between 2011 and 2013, Hiba clerked for Judge Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge José L. Linares of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. After clerking, she practiced law in the Antitrust Practice Group at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC in Washington, D.C., where she represented plaintiffs in antitrust class actions against pharmaceutical companies and employers. Hiba left practice to become a Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. While at the University of Chicago, Hiba taught Legal Research and Writing and a seminar on Work Law in the New Economy.
Professor Hafiz has published articles in the University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and the Cardozo Law Review, among other law journals. Her popular writing has been featured in news and radio outlets as well as academic blogs and podcasts, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, WBUR, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Our Curious Amalgam: ABA Antitrust Law Section Podcast, among others. She also serves as an affiliate fellow with the Thurman Arnold Project, Yale University.