Labor, Employment & Work

Disputes arising out of the workplace and employment relationships are a lively area of legal practice. Students seeking to practice in the labor and employment field need grounding in the federal and state laws governing relations between employers and employees and in social policies that bear on the relationship between the individual and the labor market. These include laws governing unions and collective bargaining (Labor Law), the individual employment relationship (Employment Law), and discrimination in the workplace (Employment Discrimination). Additional topics include work-related benefits, dispute resolution, and employment relations in specific industries. In addition, there is a close relationship between employment, low wage work, and poverty, so that a study of labor and employment law should include study of social welfare policies that affect the operation of labor markets and the individual experience therein.

This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and...

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K. Stone

Arbitration has become an important aspect of legal practice in such disparate fields as securities regulation, commercial law, employment law, family law, labor law, medical malpractice,...

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K. Crenshaw C. Harris

This is a survey course intended to review both the causal and remedial relationship of law to racial discrimination. The material will provide a brief review of the historic development of race as a...

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S. Bank

Over the last two decades, the compensation of chief executive officers and other top executives has been one of the most controversial areas of law and corporate governance. Throughout the...

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K. Stone

This course will focus on the federal law governing relations between private-sector employers and workers acting collectively through unions. We will study union organizing, collective bargaining...

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S. Ames S. Kaplan

What this course is. This course surveys American employment law, with an emphasis on California law. We will not take a chronological, cradle to grave (i.e., hiring to firing) approach. Instead, we...

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D. Simson N. Zatz

This course examines the regulation of employment discrimination through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related laws. It offers a comprehensive introduction to conceptualizing and...

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S. Cummings

This course will consider the source, scope, and limits of local government power. It will consider the relationship of local governments to state and federal government and of the relationship of...

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P. Goodman P. Hayden

This course is a survey of the law of remedies. It considers the central remedies of modern American law, including various forms of damages, injunctions, restitution, and declaratory judgments....

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C. Peña

Disability Law provides an introduction to areas of U.S. domestic law and policy that address the civil rights, needs, and treatment of persons with disabilities. The course covers the Americans with...

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A. Romero J. Samuels

This course explores the rapidly-evolving ways in which the law constructs, regulates, and concerns sexuality. The course is largely an advanced constitutional law course (equal protection and...

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N. Zatz

This course surveys government programs that provide direct assistance to economically vulnerable people in the United States. These include means-tested programs targeted at low-income households...

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S. Falsafi F. Olsen

This course examines the legal and social status of women in modern American society, law and policy relating to that status, legal tools developed to address sexual inequality, and the...

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I. Eagly H. Motomura

The course focuses on the answers to four principal questions: who is a citizen of the United States?; who else can come to this country as an immigrant or a visitor?; when and why can non-citizens...

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C. Monson

This survey course examines the entertainment industry through the various unions and Guilds in the creative and production spheres that comprise the industry. Because the entertainment industry is...

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J. Vázquez

This course reinforces and enhances students existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The class will cover a broad range of legal contexts, while building students practical legal...

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K. Stone

Requirements: four brief response papers and one research paper This seminar will will look at the changing nature of the employment relationship and its implications for labor and employment...

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N. Zatz

Low-wage work is widely seen as both the cause of poverty in the United States and the solution to it and other social ills. It is structured by a changing labor market, a globalizing economy,...

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J. Kohli V. Narro

“So what is our role as lawyers? How can we make transformative work—both in our profession and our communities—real? I do not know the answers to these difficult questions. I do not even know if...

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R. Feldman D. Lanning F. Mosten E. Scully

Mediation is a central aspect of lawyers' work in many contexts, including litigation, transactional, private and public sector. This course combines a theoretical exploration of mediation as an...

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K. Jackson J. London

The Asylum Clinic is a joint venture between the law school and Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Students will spend approximately four hours each week in the classroom and an additional...

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S. Ashar E. MacLean N. Rabin

This live-client clinic serves immigrant families on the site of the Robert F. Kennedy campus of six K-12 public schools located in Koreatown. The location of this clinic will give students a unique...

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The U.S. health care system is the most expensive system (per capita) on earth, often not particularly effective at improving health, and terribly controversial. The members of this course will...

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C. Harris

This course examines the regulation of employment discrimination through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related laws. It offers an introduction to the major doctrinal frameworks...

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