Employment and Labor Practice

If you pursue employment and labor practice, you would represent either employers or employees.  Some labor lawyers focus their practice on labor-management relations, and labor unions and collective bargaining.  Others concentrate on other aspects of the regulation of employment and employee’s rights.  Lawyers in these areas of practice often appear before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. Thus, if you are interested in employment and labor practice, you should be familiar not only with the basic substantive law principles but also with the skills necessary for litigation, negotiation and arbitration.

General Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Arbitration: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • Health Care & the Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Interviewing & Counseling
  • Labor Law I and II
  • Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy
  • Sports Law
    • Introduction to the Field and Representation of the Professional Athlete 
    • Advanced Practices, Skills and Documents
    • Business of Professional Sports
  • Trial Advocacy
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy
    • Trial Practice Competition
    • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Workers Compensation

Practical Writing Courses

  • Legal Writing 3 (LW3): Transactional 
    • 2nd Year students only. Students must complete this course or LW3: Litigation before taking a Practical Writing course.
  • Administrative Practice
  • Civil Pretrial Practice
  • Contract Drafting
  • E-Business
  • In-House Counsel
  • Retirement Policy

Clinics & Externships

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Externship
  • Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
  • Immigration Law Project Externship
  • National Labor Relations Board Externship
  • Sidney Gold & Associates Externship