Thursday, April 15, 2010

Worklaw Program

The new Worklaw Program is designed to give students at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law the critical knowledge and skills required to practice as an employment and labor lawyer in a variety of settings. The Worklaw Program offers core courses in wrongful termination law, employment discrimination law and the law of union/management relations. Advanced course offerings include employee benefits law, sports law, public sector law, wage and hour law and clinical practice.

The Worklaw Program allows students to gain a
certificate in Employment and Labor Law by completing a minimum of 12 non-clinical semester credits in Workplace Law curriculum. These credits must include a survey of employment law, at least one of either employment discrimination law or labor law and a class that satisfies the upper level skills requirement. Further, students must participate in a capstone experience in the Worklaw program that includes a labor or employment related clinical experience or writing a research paper that satisfies the upper level writing requirement- to name a few options. Finally, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all Work place law courses.

DU's Worklaw Program is lucky to have more full-time faculty members writing, practicing and teaching in the field than any other employment and labor law program in the country. The following professors and assistant professors make DU's Worklaw program exceptional: Rachel Arnow-Richman, Christine Cimini, Roberto Corrada, Martin J. Katz, Raja Raghunath, Laura Rovner, Nantiya Ruan, and Catherine Smith. Please visit the Worklaw section of DU Law's website for in depth biographies of the professors and more information about the program.

Written by Brittany Cronin, Law Librarian Fellow