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Labor & Employment Law

Courses in Labor and Employment Law generally deal with the rights and obligations of employers and employees as governed by numerous federal, state and local laws and by the common law.

Labor and employment law practitioners typically represent employees, unions, or corporations in a wide range of workplace related legal problems.Many practitioners in this field are in private practices representing corporate clients or labor unions, while other lawyers in the field serve as in-house corporate counsel, labor relations directors, or employee-benefits specialists. Employment law specialists represent employees who have suffered injuries resulting from unlawful actions such as discrimination, health and safety violations, or wrongful discharge.

A labor and employment practice will likely have many variations and often includes activities requiring a range of substantive knowledge and practical skills. The practitioner may be involved, for example, in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement; handling trials or appeals; appearing before arbitration panels or government agencies; or representing either union members or management in grievance proceedings. Such a broad range of practice possibilities calls for taking a broad array of courses.


Basic courses are those which introduce fundamental concepts and provide the necessary background to pursue advanced courses in the area. Additional courses expand upon basic concepts and offer advanced study in the subject area. Related courses provide additional background or demonstrate how the subject area relates to the core concepts of another subject area.

Basic Courses Units
Employment Discrimination3
Employment Law3
Labor Law3
Additional Courses Units
Administrative Law3
Employee Benefits (ERISA)3
Employment Law Seminar3
Entertainment & Media Law2
Labor & Employment Law Seminar3
Sports Law3
Related Courses Units
Alternative Dispute Resolution3
Appellate Advocacy3
Contemporary Issues of Race and Law 3
Elder Law2
Sexuality Law3