Gerry Moohr

Employment Law

In fairness I should say that originally Moohr was supposed to team teach this class with Ron Turner, but he ended up taking the entire semester off for illness. I found the cases to be interesting - usually there's some God-awful employer doing something to an employee, or a lazy employee who is up to mischief. All good human interest story type stuff. The casebook is reasonably well written and lighter reading than many. You might as well save the $$ for the statutory supplement because you can find all of the statutes (Title VII etc) online.

A number of people in the class expressed some frustration at Moohr's apparent lack of preparedness, though how much of that is attributable to her unexpectedly having to teach the entire course is up for debate. Moohr spells out the applicable tests clearly, though arguably invests a little too much time revisiting material covered in the prior class meeting. A few people got called on by name, maybe 15-20 instances during the semester, but for the most part she leaves it to people to volunteer answers to her questions.

Exam: Our exam consisted of mutliple choice questions worth 25%, a policy question worth 25% and a big essay worth 50%. There were 14 multiple choice questions which you should be able to breeze through in less than the recommended time. Our exam was open notes: outlines and casebook ok, commercial outlines not okay. This is NOT MOOHR'S USUAL POLICY THOUGH! She told us when class started that she favors closed book exams but Turner had talked her into open book. Reliance doctrine operated in our favor though, so when a few weeks later it became apparent that Turner was out for the semester Moohr stuck to her word and kept the exam open book. If bringing notes is important to you, check with her on her policy the next time this class is offered.

Carter's Employment Law Outline
Carter's Redux Employment Law Outline (useful for the exam)