Directors: Dan Silverman & Michael Silverman
Taught by Daniel Silverman and Michael Silverman, this eight-credit, year-long Labor and Employment Law Clinic consists of two components: an ongoing clinical program with primary case handling responsibilities and a two-hour weekly seminar. Students in the clinic may have the opportunity to engage in live client representation on various labor and employment law issues arising under the wage and hour laws, collective bargaining agreements, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the Unemployment Compensation Law. While a commitment to practicing in this area is not required, it is highly recommended. In cases before federal and state administrative agencies and arbitrators, students may have the opportunity to engage in settlement negotiations, conduct trials, examine witnesses, draft and argue motions, and file briefs. The clinic participants will have the opportunity to interview potential clients to determine whether cases are appropriate for clinic representation.
Working in teams of two, clinic participants perform all aspects of their client’s representational requirements under the direct, intensive supervision of two practicing labor lawyers (one of whom is a long-time member of the Cardozo adjunct faculty).
The seminar covers the legal issues involved in the cases being handled in the clinic, including strategy and theory, and assist in the representational needs of the clients and pro bono clients of the clinic faculty, where possible.