Diana S. Reddy



Doctoral Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy (ABD)


Diana Reddy is a Doctoral Fellow at the Law, Economics, and Politics Center at UC Berkeley Law, and a Ph.D. candidate in UCB's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. Her research interests lie at the intersection of work law, law and political economy, law and social movements, and social stratification and inequality. You can find her recent scholarship in the Yale Law Journal Forum and the Emory Law Journal, as well as in less formal outlets, like the Law and Political Economy blog.

Before her return to academia, Diana practiced labor and employment law. She served as in-house counsel for the California Teachers Association, a labor union representing over 325,000 educators in the state of California. Prior to that, she was an associate with Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco, CA, where she litigated labor, environmental, class action, and voting rights cases. She was also a Legal Fellow with the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.

​Diana clerked for the Hon. Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Hon. Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is a member of the state bars of California and Texas.

Diana graduated Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar. She has an MA in Sociology and a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Stanford University.



“There Is No Such Thing as an Illegal Strike”: Reconceptualizing the Strike in Law and Political Economy, 130 YALE L.J.F. 421 (2021).

Protection by Law, Repression by Law: Bringing Labor Back into Law and Social Movement Studies, 70 EMORY L.J. 63 (2020) (with Catherine L. Fisk).

Joan C. Williams, Stephanie Bornstein, Diana S. Reddy & Betsy A. Williams, Law Firms as Defendants: Family Responsibilities Discrimination in Legal Workplaces, 34 PEPP. L.REV. 393 (2007).


Labor Bargaining and the Common Good, LAW AND POLITICAL ECONOMY BLOG (July 29, 2021), https://lpeproject.org/blog/labor-bargaining-and-the-common-good/