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Fall 2023

Course Description
This course will focus on the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), age, national origin (including language), disability, and other bases. It will consider issues from both the employee and the employer perspective, and will integrate theory with practice. The course will study evolving federal case law, particularly Supreme Court decisions, discussing what discrimination is and how it is proven. The course will also explore remedies, including affirmative action and the awarding of attorney's fees.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-21-2023 - 11-29-2023   TR  2:00 PM-3:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam & Class Participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Employment & Labor - Basic
Government & Regulation - Related
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination(Aspen Casebook)
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Charles A. Sullivan, Stephanie Bornstein, Michael J. Zimmer
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 10th Edition
    ISBN: 9781543826210
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: The First Class Assignment (Tues. 8/22) is as follows. Please read the following: pp. 172-186 in the Supplementary Material (Nelson v. Knight, 2013 WL 3483805, Supreme Ct. of Iowa); pp. xxv-xxix in the Casebook; and pp. 1-7 in the Supplementary Material (posted on Blackboard). On Tues. 8/22 and Thu. 8/24 we will also discuss, as background material, pp. 77-109 and 187-224 in the Supplementary Material. Also, be sure to review the Syllabus (posted on Blackboard). I look forward to seeing everyone on Tues. 8/22.

    Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination by Sullivan, Bornstein, and Zimmer (9781543826210) 10th ed. Aspen Publishing.



Contact Information:
Phone: 305-284-3111