Courses

The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in labor and employment law. Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk and grouped separately at the end of the list. The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult the faculty members listed below.

Core Courses

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • ERISA: Benefits & Tax
  • ERISA: Fiduciary Law

Related Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration Law, Theory & Practice
  • Civil Rights & Community Justice & Mediation Clinic*
  • Congressional & Administrative Law Externship*
  • Employment/Civil Rights Mediation & Dispute Resolution: Theory & Practice
  • Health Law
  • Individual Rights & the Constitution
  • Mediation Theory & Practice
  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement

Clinics & Externships

The Law School offers the following clinic and externship related to labor and employment law: Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic and the Congressional and Administrative Law Externship (D.C.). Students also have the opportunity to gain practical skills in this area through externships with the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Other Opportunities

The Law School encourages students interested in labor and employment law to explore a range of related opportunities including the Peggy Browning Fund, which sponsors a Summer Fellowship Program focused on workers’ rights as well as the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference. Students can also participate in various labor and employment law writing competitions, such as the Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law National Student Writing Competition.

Student Opportunities

The Law School encourages students interested in labor and employment law to explore a range of related opportunities including the Peggy Browning Fund which sponsors a Summer Fellowship Program focused on workers’ rights as well as the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference. Students can also participate in various labor and employment law writing competitions such as the Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law National Student Writing Competition.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of labor and employment law.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Marion Crain

Vice Provost; Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law

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Peggie R. Smith

Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law

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Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service; Professor of African & African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director, and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic

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Peter Wiedenbeck

Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property