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Call Number: 28174
Course Number: 6915-06
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 topics 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, 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.
Written Assignments: Students have the option of writing a major paper rather than taking the final exam. The major paper may, if the student desires, be written to fulfill the law school writing requirement.
Type of Exam: Three hour open book; or students can write a major paper in lieu of taking the exam.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: