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Employment Discrimination Law

Front Cover - Employment Discrimination Law

Rachel Croskery-Roberts, University of California at Irvine School of Law
Margaret Curtiss Hannon, Michigan Law School 

2013.  300 pages.  ISBN: 978-0-7355-8989-3.

With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Employment Discrimination Law is an innovative new skills-based text designed for flexible use. To add a skills component to lecture courses, it can be used in conjunction with traditional casebooks, and is also an ideal text for a free-standing practicum or seminar. Employment Discrimination Law functions as a “course in a box,” providing readers with basic background law, including constitutional and statutory law governing the employment relationship; general drafting principles important to lawyers in any field as well as an overview of drafting issues specific to employment discrimination law; an introduction to the key research strategies and sources; an overview of the ethical issues likely to arise; and a solid preview of client counseling, negotiation strategy, and preventative lawyering.

The text features a combination of text, sample documents, checklists, charts, and exercises. These well-crafted exercises, for students to complete individually or in groups, range from discrete questions to be researched and answered in a 5-minute small-group class session to much more detailed problems that could serve as final evaluative documents. A Teacher’s Manual, on the book’s website, contains both additional class materials and a password-protected teaching support package with answer keys for assignments, guidance on how to use the exercises, and suggestions on how to cut down the time it takes to assign or grade skills assignments.

Features of Employment Discrimination Law:

  • skills-based text designed for flexible use
  • can be used in a doctrinal course with traditional casebooks to add a skills component to lecture courses
  • ideal text for a free-standing practicum or seminar
  • functions as a “course in a box” 
  • provides basic background law, including constitutional and statutory law governing the employment relationship
  • gives general drafting principles important to lawyers in any field
  • includes an overview of drafting issues specific to employment discrimination law
  • reveals the key research strategies and sources 
  • surveys the ethical issues likely to arise 
  • introduces client counseling, negotiation strategy, and preventative lawyering
  • teaches through a combination of text, sample documents, checklists, charts, and exercises
  • exercise variety
  • students complete individually or in groups 
  • range from discrete questions to be answered in a 5-minute small-group class session to detailed exercises that could serve as final evaluative documents
  • Teacher’s Manual on the book’s website
  • additional class materials 
  • password-protected teaching support package 
  • answer keys for assignments 
  • guidance on how to use the exercises, and 
  • suggestions on how to cut the time it takes to give or grade skills assignments