Workplace Law

The concentration in Workplace Law is designed for students who plan to practice what has traditionally been referred to as labor or employment law as either an attorney representing employee plaintiffs or a defense attorney representing employers. Students must have a minimum grade of 2.33 in each graded course used to earn this concentration. The courses provide in‐depth exposure to all aspects of workplace law, with an emphasis on both skills and policy. Experiential learning is an important part of this concentration.

A student seeking a substitution should consult with faculty advisor Prof. Michael Green.

To earn the Workplace Law Concentration, students must complete the following required and elective courses:

Core courses (​all are required)

  • Employment Discrimination (3)
  • Employment Law (3)
  • Labor Law (3)

Additional Core Courses (at least two required)

  • ADR in the Workplace Seminar (2)
  • ADR Survey: Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration (3)
  • Employment Mediation Clinic (2)
  • Labor Negotiations Workshop (1)

Elective courses (at least two required)

  • Administrative Law (2 or 3)
  • Advanced Torts (3)
  • Arbitration (2 or 3)
  • Civil Rights Litigation (3)
  • Education Law (2 or 3)
  • First Amendment (3)
  • Gender & the Law Seminar (2)
  • Government Contracts (2)
  • Immigration Law (2 or 3)
  • LARW III: Appellate Drafting (2)
  • LARW III: Contract Drafting (2)
  • LARW III: Litigation Drafting (2)
  • Law & Psychology Seminar (2)
  • Mediation (2 or 3)
  • Mediation Clinic (3)
  • Race & the Law Seminar (2)
  • Other courses that may be designated as satisfying this requirement (1/2/3)

Experiential Learning courses (at least one required)

  • ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Team (2)
  • Civil Motion Workshop (1)
  • Externship in a workplace law agency (such as EEOC, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board) or with a corporation or an employer defense firm or employee plaintiff’s firm (1 or 2)
  • Family Law and Benefits Clinic (2 or 3)
  • Immigrant Rights Clinic (4)
  • Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team (2)