The Labor Arbitration Workshop

An Experiential Approach

by Roger I. Abrams

Tags: ADR/Negotiation/Mediation, Arbitration, Labor/Employment Law, Lawyering Series

Teacher's Manual available

768 pp

ISBN 978-1-61163-569-0
eISBN 978-1-61163-952-0

Using these unique experiential materials, students explore the important role of alternative dispute resolution in the workplace. Using court and arbitration decisions as well as supplementary materials and problems, students discuss the role of the advocate, the relationship between arbitration and the judicial system, issues of arbitrability, evidence and procedure, as well as a variety of substantive contractual issues normally addressed in arbitration, such as seniority, fringe benefits, wages and hours, subcontracting and union security. In particular, the workshop focuses on "just cause" discharge and discipline cases. Using transcripts and simulations provided in a supplementary website, students draft an arbitration brief based on a transcript of a hearing and participate in an arbitration simulation using witnesses and documentary evidence.

"The book is a fascinating collection of (mostly) arbitration awards." Rick Bales, Workplace Prof Blog

This book is part of the Lawyering Series, edited by Roger I. Abrams of Northeastern Law School.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.