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Program in Labor and Employment Law

Prof. Martin Malin, Director
565 W. Adams St., Room 843
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5056

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Curriculum and Requirements


You are required to take seven courses to attain the Certificate in Labor/Employment Law.

The core required courses are:

1. Employment Relationships
2. Employment Discrimination
3. Labor Law

In addition, you are required to take:

4. Legal Writing 4 - Labor/Employment Law (If you are eligible for the Legal Writing 4 Equivalency because you are on Law Review, in Appellate Advocacy, taking a judicial externship, or taking Pre-Trial Litigation or Criminal Litigation, you are required to do two things - take the Equivalency in the same semester as the semester in which you do the qualifying course - for summer judicial externships you are permitted to take Equivalency the following semester - and arrange to attend the research training segments of one of the Legal Writing 4 - Labor/Employment courses in spring semester. See Professor Strubbe if you have any questions.

5. An elective

6. A Practicum - the Practicum requirement can be satisfied by taking Employment Litigation, doing an externship through Dean Marsha Ross-Jackson, or taking Employment Clinic for four credit hours. All of these activities must be done in your last year of law school or, if you are evening students, during any of your last three semesters. Additionally, you may satisfy the Practicum requirement by taking Pre-Trial Litigation if you are in the LADR program and are taking or have taken either Employment Discrimination or Employment Relationships.

7. A seminar on a Labor/Employment related topic

If you have any doubts about whether a particular seminar will fulfill the requirement, please ask me or Professor Malin or Dean Ross-Jackson. Note that you must take a seminar as a graduation requirement, so this is not an "extra" course for the Certificate. To fulfill the graduation requirement, the seminar must be taken after you have completed at least 54 credit hours and after you have completed Legal Writing 4.