Employment Discrimination: Law, Practice, and Policy

An introduction to Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the New York City Human Rights Law. Throughout the semester, we will be grappling with both practical and doctrinal issues that arise in employment discrimination litigation, including theories of liability, burdens and methods of proof, the standards for establishing vicarious liability and for awarding punitive damages, and the impact of the Supreme Court's federalism notions. Issues specific to harassment, gender-role stereotyping, disability, and sexual orientation are among those that will be addressed. The assumptions that underlie both support for and opposition to current judicial doctrine in this employment discrimination area will be examined closely.
Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the Banking, Corporate & Finance Law LL.M. Program? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Law & Justice LL.M. Program? Yes