The Practice of Employment and Labor Law

The Practice of Employment and Labor Law - Professor Kyle Abraham

  • Course Number: LAW-279
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized and Experiential
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description:  This practical skills course is taught by a practicing labor and employment attorney. The format consists of lectures, in class exercise, and out of class simulations. The course provides a foundational understanding of labor and employment laws, and presents an opportunity to apply legal concepts to workplace situations. The course covers all issues throughout the employment life cycle from hiring to termination. Students will demonstrate understanding of the legal concepts through exercises, which will result in a portfolio of common labor and employment documents, such as an investigation report, a statement of position in response to a charge or grievance, or a post-hearing brief. In addition to the regularly scheduled class session, students will be expected to meet outside of class hours for at least 1 hour per week to complete mock exercises/simulations. Due to the collaborative nature of this course, class attendance is mandatory unless a student has an excused absence.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Participation, quizzes, mid-year writing project, and a final writing project
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no