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ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law (“the Section”) Outreach to Law Students Program
Purpose of the Section’s Outreach to Law Students Program • To encourage student interest in the area of labor and employment law. • To inform students about real life practice as a labor and employment lawyer. • To advise of resources offered through membership in the Section.
Labor and Employment Law Encompasses Several Different Perspectives • Representing Employers (law firm or in house) • Representing Unions (law firm or in house) • Representing Employees (individually or through class actions) • Representing the Public (Local, State, and Federal Government) • Neutrals (arbitrators, mediators, etc. )
Examples of Labor and Employment Law Practice Areas • Employment discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age and disability, harassment based on family and medical leave • Legal rights and duties of employees, employers and unions under the National Labor Relations Act or state labor boards • Arbitration (labor arbitration and employment arbitration) and alternative dispute resolution (e. g. , mediation) • Employee benefits arising under ERISA or through non. ERISA governed plans • Rights and responsibilities of employees including wrongful termination, privacy, employment-based torts, covenantsnot-to-compete, and duty to preserve trade secrets.
Examples of Labor and Employment Law Practice Areas (cont. ) • Wage and Hour Litigation - Fair Labor Standards Act and state law equivalents (overtime and minimum wage violations), Equal Pay Act, prevailing wage claims, and employee polygraph tests • Occupational Safety and Health law • Railway and Airline Labor Law • Internal union administration and procedure • Workers’ Compensation • Immigration Law, including employee and employer issues, employer sanctions, discrimination
Labor and Employment Lawyers Can Work in Many Different Forums Litigation Forums • Federal Courts • – E. g. , ERISA claims • • State Courts • – E. g. , discrimination claims • • Other bodies • – E. g. , arbitrations and workers’ compensation appeals boards • Public/Neutral Forums Administrative Agencies NLRB EEOC DOL OSHA ADR –arbitration, mediation, fact-finding, etc.
Panelist Presentations • Introduction • How did you get where you are in your career? • What is your daily working life like? • How do you balance career and family? • What tips do you have for those hoping to enter the labor and employment law field?
Options for students looking for work in Labor and Employment Law • Law Clerk /student associate position at a firm v v Tip: Build relationships through bar association participation (ABA, state, and local bar associations) Tip: Use your Career Services Office/Program and be aware of on-campus interview opportunities • Externships/Internships available via governmental agencies • Labor/Employment Professor Research Assistant • Judicial Clerkships
Student Membership in the ABA • Career advancement resources, such as resume building and networking. • Provides timely information about current events in the legal profession, national competitions and writing contests. • Special discounts on bar review courses. • $25. 00 annual membership or $60 for three year membership.
Section Membership • It’s FREE for ABA student members • Ability to network with and learn from leaders in the practice of Labor and Employment law • Scholarships to section programs (Section Annual Conference and Midwinter Meetings) where you can listen to presentations on the latest issues • Three issues of ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and four issues of the Section newsletter • Special discounts on Section publications
Section Opportunities for Law Student Members • Section Law Student Liaison to Standing Committees Program – A funded position for one law student member of the Section to act as law student liaison to one Section Standing Committees (EEO, ERR, EBC) for a two year term. • Annual Trial Advocacy Competition - During fall/winter term, law students conduct trials of an employment case before Section members serving as judges and jurors.
Section law student homepage: http: //www. abanet. org/labor/lawstudents/home. shtml www. ambar. org/laborlawstudent