Sanjukta Paul is a professor of law  at the University of Michigan Law School. She studies, writes, and teaches mainly in the fields of labor and antitrust, and more broadly regarding issues of law and market governance.

On the premise that the labor-antitrust intersection is a portal to more basic questions of economic coordination and competition spanning numerous areas of law, her current book project, Solidarity in the Shadow of Antitrust: Labor and the Legal Idea of Competition, charts and reinterprets the co-development of key strands of legal and economic thought in this area.

Paul’s articles have appeared or will appear in a number of law reviews, including the University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the UCLA Law ReviewLaw & Contemporary Problems, the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, and the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law. She also co-edited the transnational comparative law volume Labor in Competition Law (Cambridge, 2022). Her work has been recognized by grants or awards from the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment & Labor Law, the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship, and Wayne State University. 

Paul previously practiced law for several years, serving as lead counsel or co-lead counsel on numerous cases on behalf of workers and civil rights plaintiffs, as well as working closely with labor unions and community organizations. She served as a research and teaching fellow at UCLA School of Law, where she taught and directed the Workers Rights Litigation Clinic, and was then an assistant professor at Wayne State University before joining Michigan Law in 2022.