LAW 5216: Employment Discrimination

Course Catalog Number: 
5216
Course Credits: 
3
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

This course will examine federal statutory law as it applies to employment discrimination, with an emphasis on discrimination based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion and age.  The most prominent statutes in this area are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and an older civil rights statute from the Reconstruction era, 42 U.S.C. §1981. The course will explore the substantive meanings of “discrimination” under these acts, the models of proof for establishing a claim, the theoretical underpinnings of the statutes, and some of the procedural and remedial issues relevant to employment discrimination law.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
26659
Term:
Fall 2014-15
Professor(s):
Class Number:
21638
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):