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227.1 sec. 001 - Labor and Employment Arbitration (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Barry Winograd  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 25, 2021
To March 15, 2021

Course Start: January 25, 2021
Course End: March 15, 2021
Class Number: 32269

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This class focuses on the practice of the historically important role of arbitration in labor and employment law. At the outset of the course, students will review several key cases dealing with basic arbitration principles in the fields of union and non-union employment. For the balance of the course, students will engage in case-presentation and writing exercises to develop skills for different aspects of arbitration proceedings; for example, opening and closing statements, procedural and evidence questions, decision-writing, and so on. In the final session of the course, students will work in teams to prepare and present a mock arbitration case before a professional arbitrator. The exercises used in this course have been developed, in part, for use in professional skill-building courses taught by the instructor for advocates and arbitrators. There is no prerequisite. Some students might find past or current study of courses such as Labor Law, Employment Law, and Evidence to be helpful, but they are not required.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.

The instructor is Barry Winograd, an arbitrator and mediator since 1988 specializing in labor and employment cases, and a past president of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Previously, Mr. Winograd was an administrative law judge in the labor law field in the 1980's and a staff attorney with the United Farm Workers Union in the 1970's. He has served on the adjunct faculty at Berkeley Law since 1985, and at the University of Michigan Law School from 2004 to 2009. The course in 2021 is expected to be his final semester of teaching at Berkeley Law.

Real-time attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Work Law

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