Law to Fact

Labor Law and Employment Law

March 23, 2021 Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer
Law to Fact
Labor Law and Employment Law
Show Notes

In this episode...
Professor Luke Norris, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law explains the difference between Labor Law and Employment Law classes and provides an explanation for why each is worth taking in as an upper-level law school class. As an added bonus, Professor Norris explains the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which the House of Representatives passed earlier in the month.

Some key takeaways are...

  1.  Labor law focuses on the law of collective action and groups, such as unions, in the workplace.
  2.  Employment law focuses more on individual rights in the workplace.
  3.  Many schools combine the classes.
  4.  Regardless of your desired area of practice, both of these classes are worth taking as an upper-level student as a way of deepening your understanding of laws that impact every working adult. 

About our guest....

Professor Luke Norris joined the Richmond Law faculty in 2018. He teaches and writes in the fields of civil procedure, labor and employment law, and constitutional law – with a focus on how these fields intersect with economic and democratic ordering. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the NYU Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and U.C. Irvine Law Review. His op-eds and other writing have appeared in Slate, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. Luke clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack and Judge Guido Calabresi, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Cardozo Law School and a fellow at Columbia Law School. Luke earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.Sc. from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and his B.A. from Gettysburg College.
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