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Spring 2020

Course Description
Labor law structures the process through which workers organize and engage collectively, rather than individually, with their employers. This course will cover the basics of private sector labor law in the United States. We will study the National Labor Relations Act and the processes of union organizing and collective bargaining that the NLRA establishes. We will also consider historical perspectives on labor law, issues particular to public sector unions, union participation in the political process, the “right to work,” and the ability of non-unionized workers to engage in concerted action. Finally, through the lens of labor law, the course will tackle issues of statutory interpretation, administrative law, and constitutional law. There is no prerequisite for the course.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   TR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F402

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: none
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: The assessment of students' learning will primarily be through an anonymous, timed examination at the end of the semester, and may include one or two interim assignments during the semester.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Employment & Labor - Basic
Social Justice - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Cox and Bok's Labor Law Cases and Materials
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Robert A. Gorman, Matthew W. Finkin & Timothy P. Glynn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 16th Edition (2016)
    ISBN: 978-1628101515
  • Textbook Name: Labor Law, Cases and Materials, 2019 Statutory Appendix and Case Supplement
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Matthew W. Finkin & Timothy P. Glynn
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2019
    ISBN: 978-1684671472
First Class Assignment(s):



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-8454
Office: G466