Labor and Employment Concentration

  • As one of the most heavily litigated areas of law, labor and employment issues such as affirmative action, sexual harassment and employment discrimination seem to consistently find their way into newspaper headlines. Students interested in focusing some of their law school elective courses in this area to enhance their career opportunities should consider Capital University Law School's Labor and Employment Law concentration.

    The concentration program offers over 15 elective courses including a thorough review of the National Labor Relations Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A number of practical opportunities in labor and employment law also exist through Capital's externship program. For example, students can participate in externships with the Employment Law Section of the Attorney General's Office, local unions or the OHio Civil Rights Commission. Capital University Law School also has an active Labor and Employment Law Student Association and participates in the yearly Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot COurt Competition in New York City. Participation in these organizations allows students an additional framework for understanding employment law issues and offers valuable networking opportunities.

    Requirements:

    Capital requires 11 credit hours to be taken in the concentration area, and students must obtain a minimum of a 2.8 GPA in courses taken to satisfy the concentration. Students must also fulfill their upperclass writing requirement by a course in the program or with an approved independent study.

    Required Courses:

    Labor Law and
    Employment Discrimination or
    Employment Law

    Electives:

    Administrative Law
    Civil Rights
    Employment Law
    Employment Discrimination
    Federal Courts
    Immigration and Naturalization Law
    Labor Arbitration
    Sex-based Discrimination
    Workers' and Unemployment
    Compensation
    Dispute Resolution
    Externships
    Independent Research

    Skills Courses:

    No more than one of the following courses may be used for the concentration: 

    Interviewing & Counseling
    Mediation Practicum
    Dispute Resolution
    Negotiation

    More Information

    For more information, contact Professor Floyd Weatherspoon.