Schedule for 2016-17 Academic Year

Certificate 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:

  1. 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)
  2. An elective
  3. 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.    
  4. 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.)

Schedule for 2016-17 academic year

  • Labor Law — will be taught only in the fall, during the day
  • Employment Discrimination — will be taught at 6:00 – 7:25, M/W in the fall; will be taught during the day in spring 2017
  • Employment Relationships — will be taught only in the spring, from 6:00 – 7:25, M/W
  • Employment Litigation — will be taught only in the fall, 6:00 – 7:25, T/Th
  • Externships — either semester; contact Dean Ross-Jackson to arrange
  • Legal Writing 4 Labor/Employment — will be offered only in the spring
  • Seminars — International and Comparative Labor & Employment Law in the fall with Professor Rosado; Low-Wage Workers in the fall with Chris Williams, at 6:00 some evening where it will NOT conflict with Employment Litigation.  There will be at least one other Labor/Employment seminar offered in the spring; (Please contact Professor Martin Malin for further information at mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu or ext. 65056)

Please note that while taking the Employment Law Clinic for 4 credit hours in your last year of law school will satisfy your Practicum requirement, you can also take Employment Clinic at any time for three credit hours as an elective. If you have questions, please contact Professor Richard Gonzalez at (rgonzale@kentlaw.iit.edu).

If you have questions about the Certificate courses or requirements, please contact, Professor Marty Malin (mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu), Assistant Dean Marsha Ross-Jackson (mrossjac@kentlaw.iit.edu) or Prof. Mary Rose Strubbe (mstrubbe@kentlaw.iit.edu).