Advanced Topics in Labor and Employment Law – 6860
During the first two months of the semester, this class will examine eight cutting-edge topics in labor and employment law. For each topic, the instructor will first provide an overview of the topic with particular focus on some of the key difficulties and shortcomings of the current legal regime. One or two students will then guide the class through a discussion of possible options for law and policy reform. The students may work as a team or as individuals presenting competing visions. Students will have the opportunity to sign-up for the topic of their choice
Students also will be expected to prepare a research paper of approximately 25 pages in length on a selected labor and employment topic. The instructor will distribute a list of suggested paper topics. Students may select from this list or, with the instructor’s permission, design a topic of their own choosing. Students will present their respective papers during the last month of the semester. The research paper will satisfy both the senior writing requirement and the Labor & Employment Law Concentration writing requirement.
As a prerequisite for enrollment in this course, students must have taken at least one of the following courses: Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, or Labor Law.