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Labor and Employment Law

2016

University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Scaling Carnegie: Four Iterations Of Teaching Transactional Workplace Law Skills, Rachel Arnow-Richman Jan 2016

Scaling Carnegie: Four Iterations Of Teaching Transactional Workplace Law Skills, Rachel Arnow-Richman

UF Law Faculty Publications

The post-Recession demand for increased skills education in law school has spawned rich experimentation in course development and pedagogy. Less progress has been made, however, in developing holistic and sustainable curricula. Among the many challenges is the high per-student cost of delivering hands-on skills-oriented learning. The success of many law school initiatives to improve practice-readiness will depend in large part on the viability of merging skills education into the traditional large-class format. This published presentation, delivered at the Emory Law School Center for Transactional Law & Practice, examines four models of teaching transactional workplace law skills, based on the author’s ten years of experimentation in integrating skills and doctrinal learning. The examples range from a low enrollment, full-on simulation course co-taught by doctrinal and skills faculty; to a full-sized podium course that included a discrete skills exercise; to a “lecture and ...


Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, Rachel Arnow-Richman Jan 2016

Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, Rachel Arnow-Richman

UF Law Faculty Publications

Long-term employment relationships are constantly in flux: terms of compensation, company policies, and a variety of other conditions of work are routinely altered over the course of an employee’s job. In cases involving at-will employment, the economic realities and power dynamics are such that changes in terms are likely to be introduced unilaterally by the employer, often without advance notice. To date, however, neither courts nor commentators have holistically considered this problem of “midterm modifications” - contractual documents imposed post-hire on implicit or explicit threat of termination. Bringing together the law of noncompetes, arbitration agreements, and employee handbooks, this Article ...