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Fall 2017
5397 ERISA - FELTON- 25945

Professor(s): Rena Felton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Employment and Labor Law 
Health Law

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  MW  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: Employee benefits law is ever-changing and of late has been a priority for law makers, including our presidential administrations. This 3-hour course provides a basic overview of the specialized employee benefit plans (such as 401(k) plans and welfare benefit plans) governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the federal law governing these benefit plans in general. Students will gain a historical perspective of ERISA’s origins to learn how the need for federal action came about. Students will also learn the qualification requirements of the tax code applicable to employee retirement plans, from both the employer and employee perspective. The goal of the course is to convey a practical understanding of how ERISA impacts a wide variety of practice areas. Such an understanding is likely to prove attractive to a wide variety of prospective employers: big law firms, family law firms, insurance companies, banks, in-house counsel, and more!

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/16/17

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Final Exam Schedule: Take home      12/2 noon

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/4/2017 11:38:25 AM)

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