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Spring 2021 Seminar

Labor & Employment Lab

Prerequisite: By Permission. Students interested in applying to join the Lab should submit a short (500 word maximum) statement of interest to Professor Sachs by November 5th, 2020. The statement should summarize the student’s motivation for taking the Lab and any relevant experience (academic or professional) the student has.

Exam Type: No Exam

In this two unit course, students will generate and publish writing on labor and employment law, labor politics, and contemporary labor market trends including developments related to the on-demand/sharing economy. Class meetings will be highly interactive and collaborative. Part of each class session will be dedicated to developing research topics and part will be dedicated to discussing each other’s work. Students will be required to write four substantive posts of approximately 750-1000 words each to be published on the OnLabor blog ( The course will provide students interested in labor and employment the opportunity to research and write on cutting edge issues and to publish their work for a live and extensive audience.