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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (LAW4 661),
Messrs. Verkerke and Green, Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Employment Law or Employment Discrimination Law or permission of
the instructor.

This course is designed to give students first-hand experience in the practice of
plaintiff-side employment law. Students will receive classroom instruction in the
substantive and procedural aspects of employment litigation, together with additional
instruction and simulated exercises involving client interviewing and counseling. In
cooperation with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society and local
attorneys, students will participate throughout the semester in litigating employment
cases. These cases may include wrongful discharge actions, unemployment
compensation claims, employment discrimination charges, or any other claims arising
out of the employment relationship. Specific assignments will vary according to the
inventory of cases available at the time, but students should be able to conduct client
interviews, participate in discovery, draft motions, and assist with trial preparation. It
may also be possible for students to argue some motions (with appropriate
third-year practice certification). Students will be expected to arrange a satisfactory
schedule with their supervising attorney. For additional information about
employment and labor law courses, please visit the PELLS web site
(www.pells.org).

Written Requirements: Memoranda, pleadings, and other court-related documents.


Copyright 2001 by J. H. Verkerke.
For problems or questions contact [Rip Verkerke].
Last updated:  Tuesday, January 11, 2005