Labor Arbitration Workshop (LAW2511)
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
SPRING and SUMMER 2012
In this workshop, students will explore the important role of alternative dispute resolution in the workplace. Using court and arbitration decisions as well as supplementary materials, students will discuss the relationship between arbitration and the judicial system, a union’s duty of fair representative, issues of arbitrability, evidence and procedure, as well as a variety of substantive contractual issues normally addressed in arbitration, such as seniority, fringe benefits, wages and hours, subcontracting and union security. In particular, the course will focus on “just cause” discharge and discipline cases.
During the course of the quarter, students will draft an arbitration brief based on a transcript of a hearing and participate in an arbitration simulation using witnesses and documentary evidence. Enrollment limited to 24. Although there are no prerequisites, Labor Law I is recommended. (Time to be announced.)