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Employment Discrimination Law (Spring 2017)

Course Description

This three-credit course will examine the regulation of employment discrimination under federal law.  Primary attention will be paid to issues of race, sex, age and disability discrimination.  Though an introductory course, it will provide students a comprehensive overview of the legal doctrines developed to address workplace discrimination.  The course will address issues of statutory interpretation, litigation strategy and problems of proof.  It will also situate this body of law within a set of sociological and theoretical frameworks aimed to enrich students’ understandings of the law’s foundations and purposes.

Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of class participation (20%) and performance on a take-home final exam (80%).  No paper option will be permitted.  

It is not necessary that I be notified of anticipated absences in advance.  However, students who are absent from class may benefit from contacting me to schedule a time to discuss the materials that were covered during the missed class and to ask any questions that they were unable to ask in class due to their absence.  Excessive absences may require an explanation to avoid a negative impact on the student’s class participation grade. 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: T/Th 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Room Number: Room 12
  • Exam: Take-home exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Required and graded