LAW Labor and Employment Arbitration

Prof. Marc D. Greenbaum,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


NOT OFFERED 2016-17 Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


This course will examine arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism in two related, but distinct, contexts. First, the course will study the widely accepted use of arbitration to resolve disputes arising under public and private sector collective bargaining agreements. Thereafter, it will examine the legal principles governing arbitration use to resolve disputes arising under employment regulation statutes like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and individual contracts of employment. The course will use simulations designed to assist students in developing the practical skills necessary to represent clients in labor and employment arbitration.


Faculty comments: This course is designed to equip students to represent parties in labor and employment arbitration proceedings. There is a significant classroom component. The heart of the course involves simulations affording students the opportunity to prepare and to present cases, to sit as arbitrators and to perform legal writing assignments similar to those required of practitioners. Enrollment is limited to fifteen students. The course grade is based upon students' classroom participation, the quality of their case preparation, their written submissions in the various simulations and a final paper that is anticipated as being no more than ten pages long.


  Prerequisite: Labor Law, Employment Law, or Employment Discrimination Law which may be taken concurrently

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Labor and Employment Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement

pointer    Final Paper Required


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>