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ERIC Number: EJ894445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
The Matrix: A Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Employment Discrimination Law
Johns, Roger J.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v25 n1 p75-106 Win-Spr 2008
The teaching of law in collegiate schools of business has a long history and a set of purposes that includes training students to know and understand their basic legal rights and obligations in the business arena, to recognize and avoid the liability-laden situations that would necessitate legal representation, to know when to engage legal counsel, and to be a savvy client. Consequently, the value of the content of legal studies courses offered in schools of business is directly related to how well it can be operationalized to serve these purposes. More succinctly, the value of the content of legal studies courses is directly related to how sharply it focuses a manager's skill and attention on problem recognition, avoidance, and solution, and on opportunity recognition and exploitation. In this article, the author offers a pedagogical tool for bringing managerial focus to bear on the recognition and avoidance of employment discrimination problems. The pedagogical tool presented here is based on the use of the prima facie case, which is the initial burden of proof faced by plaintiffs in cases depending on indirect proof. This pedagogical tool consists of three principal components: (1) the Matrix, (2) a standard format Descriptor, and (3) the Lists of Elements of the Prima Facie Cases that serve as the content of the Matrix. (Contains 2 figures and 28 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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