This course examines the law governing employment discrimination. The focus will be on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Legal readings will be supplemented with material from psychology, philosophy, economics, and literature. Topics include the following: the nature and different meanings of discrimination; the relationship between accommodation and antidiscrimination; whether employment discrimination law should focus on animus, stereotypes, subordination, or something else; the proper remedial approaches to employment discrimination; similarities and differences among the classes that seek and warrant protection under law, and whether the law should protect more or fewer classes, and on what basis; and the role of extralegal knowledge in the legal project of antidiscrimination. The course has no prerequisites and is open to LL.M.s and non-Law students. Grades will be based on class participation and performance on a final take-home exam.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6243-001||12F||Employment Discrimination Law|
|E. Emens||TR 1:10 PM-2:40 PM||GRHL 304|
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