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- 3L awarded prestigious Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship to pursue labor law
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- Alumna adjusts to civilian practice
Employment and Labor Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace Seminar
This seminar will focus on the use of alternative methods of dispute resolution in the context of the workplace, including arbitration and mediation. Issues involving both labor arbitration and arbitration of individual employee disputes will be addressed, as will issues relevant to the mediation of employment disputes.
Course Description: This course is specifically designed for law students with a strong inclination to become litigators and handle cases involving business disputes. The focus of the course will be on the liability of fiduciaries who serve as trustee for a trust engaged in the purchase or sale of company stock. Fiduciaries are subject to …
Civil Law Clinic
Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Ohio Legal Intern Certificate; Evidence Course Description: Students work with clients, appear in court, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft motions, and try cases in local, state, and federal courts under faculty supervision. The clinic works in diverse areas of practice, from public interest and civil …
Course Description: The course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Fair Housing Act Amendments, employing traditional statutory and case law analysis. Course emphasizes education law including both K-12 and higher education. Students will complete a practical exercise …
Dispute Resolution in Employment
Course Description: This course offers skills and strategies for effective resolution of employment disputes in non-union work environments, with a focus on avoiding litigation. Students will discuss statutory and common law relevant to the workplace and apply that background in interactive exercises involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and other workplace disputes.
Course Description: This course will focus on the legal issues surrounding the mandated or voluntary provision of benefits to employees by employers, including health and pension benefits. Issues that will be addressed include the scope of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as well as issues on non-discrimination, fiduciary obligations, and preemption of state laws …
Employment Discrimination Law
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: none Course Description: This course addresses developments in civil rights law in the context of the workplace. We will look at the growing body of law designed to protect against discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. The main …
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course focuses on federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including constitutional, statutory, and common-law restrictions on employer activities. Subjects covered include negligent hiring and retention, invasion of privacy, wrongful discharge, and unemployment insurance, among other topics.
Health Care Agreements and Transactions Seminar
Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Prior Health Law course is recommended Course Description: This course will examine the unique health care regulatory and industry features of common health care agreements and transactions.
International Business Arbitration
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it operates. The course is relevant to lawyers with either a transactional or a litigation practice in an increasingly globalized world.
Issues in Arbitration
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course explores the law, theory and practice of arbitration. Students will engage in arbitration simulations as both a representative and as an arbitrator. Evaluation will be based on in-class work, class participation, arbitrator opinions and exam.
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 8103.01 Course Description: This course will explore federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; collective bargaining process; contract administration and enforcement; and the union’s duty of fair representation.
Labor Law, Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining Negotiation
Course Description: This course will cover substantive labor law issues as well as the modern practice of labor law, including negotiating a collective bargaining agreement and arbitrating grievances.
Legal Negotiations and Settlements
Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed to familiarize students with theories, skills and ethics involved in legal negotiation. Through simulations and role-play exercises, students will gain first-hand experience in applying negotiation techniques. This course will aim to provide students with tools to prepare for, conduct, and analyze …
Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar (satisfying either the seminar requirement or the experiential course requirement, but …
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course explores the legal, technological, and political issues surrounding information privacy concerns.
Sex, Sexuality and the Law
Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will survey the various legal issues facing gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. The topics include: regulation of sexuality and gender; liberty-equality debate; theories of sexuality, gender and the law; the workplace; families; parenting; education; and the military.
Sexual Harassment Seminar
This seminar focuses on sexual harassment in the employment setting and in academic settings. We will start the semester with a discussion of the prevalence of sexual harassment and its causes and effects. We will then turn to the legal prohibitions of sexual harassment and study the standards that must be met for plaintiffs alleging …
The Employment Litigation Problem
This course centers on problem solving and the skills and professional judgment required in litigation work. This course will explore issues that confront lawyers throughout the litigation process. Students will address problems frequently associated with initial business intake, client expectations, and litigation strategy using a hypothetical suit alleging the theft of trade secrets. The simulation …
Workplace Bias: Theories & Debates Seminar
This seminar will explore the legal and interdisciplinary literature relating to contemporary claims of bias in the workplace, including theories of implicit bias, intersectionality theory, structuralist approaches and stereotyping and identity performance theories. In addition to studying various theories of bias, the reading will cover applied topics such as pay equity, appearance discrimination, cyberharassment, accommodation …