Course Number: 6945
Professor: Michael Duff
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Course Overview: This course will cover the essential aspects of workers' compensation law including extent of coverage, the various levels and varieties of benefits provided, and how claims are established and enforced. Peculiarities of Wyoming law will be identified throughout the course. This course should be beneficial to students interested in complex personal injury litigation, employment law, or workers’ compensation law. Special emphasis will be placed on how workers compensation law interacts with the ADA, the FMLA, and the Social Security Act, and federal statutes applicable to most Wyoming employers.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Lecture and modified Socratic method.
Written Assignments: None besides exam.
Type of Exam: Three hour open book
Basis for Grading Student Performance: The final examination will count for 100% of the grade but class participation may impact the final grade.