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227.1 sec. 001 - Labor and Employment Arbitration (Spring 2023)

Instructor: Andrea L Dooley  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 136
From January 09, 2023
To March 06, 2023

Course Start: January 09, 2023
Course End: March 06, 2023
Class Number: 32420

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

This class focuses on the historically important role of arbitration in labor and employment law. At the outset of the class students will become acquainted with basic arbitration law and practice in the fields of union and non-union employment, including decisions reflecting the continuing debate over compelling arbitration of statutory discrimination laws for individuals. A few readings will cover key legal principles arising under the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, and the Federal Arbitration Act. For the balance of the course, students will be assigned practice and simulation exercises, such as direct and cross examination and handling procedural and evidentiary issues. We will also have a mock arbitration hearing presented to professional arbitrators. The exercises are similar to those used in professional legal education programs developed by the instructors for advocates and arbitrators. Some of the topics will include brief writing assignments. There is no prerequisite for the course. 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.

Arbitrator Andrea Dooley hears cases throughout California, Nevada, and Alaska. Arbitrator Dooley has broad experience with parties in the public and private sectors, including healthcare, education, higher education, building services, building trades, entertainment, shipping, transportation, and service industries. Arbitrator Dooley is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Prior to becoming an arbitrator, Arbitrator Dooley represented unions and trust funds and practiced as management counsel to labor organizations and nonprofits. Arbitrator Dooley has experience in labor-management partnerships, national contract negotiations, interest-based bargaining, and occupational safety and health. Arbitrator Dooley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she specialized in Labor and Employment Law. Arbitrator Dooley is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Labor Arbitration Practice and The Labor Arbitration Career.

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: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Work Law

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