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LAW 635

The Future of Labor Law & Policy

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Employment Law: Labor

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Key Elective : This course is an obvious choice for future labor lawyers. It covers a wide range of issues affecting union activities that labor lawyers will need to know: from recent Supreme Court decisions, state initiatives, and NLRB proceedings to changes in dispute resolution procedures and the globalization of labor disputes.

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The course covers the current and past NLRB political crises, with particular focus upon rule making initiatives; union tactics and efforts to organize domestics, home care workers, agricultural and white collar workers, independent contractors and the problems peculiar to such; right-to-work legislation, particularly recent initiatives in Michigan and Indiana; the impact of recent Supreme Court and other decisions on union ability to participate in the political process; new legislation restricting public employee union activity, with particular focus on Wisconsin and union efforts to invoke the First Amendment; the First Amendment rights of free speech in the workplace in the public sector, and social media and free speech in the private sector; new and innovative dispute resolution procedures involving union recognition and discrimination issues as well as rights and interest arbitration and mediation; the globalization of labor disputes. Students will write a final paper. There are no prerequisites to this seminar, and students need not have had basic Labor Law to take it. Students who complete this seminar will have preference for enrollment in Sports Law when it is next offered in 2014-15. Elements used in grading: Class participation and a final paper. This course is open to first year Law School students.

Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law

Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar

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