Here you will find a link to the course syllabus and reading list.  This includes a detailed list of the course requirements, the schedule for each class day, the reading assignments for each class, supplementary reading materials, and the expectations that the instructor has for the students and the students may have for the instructor.

Office Hours
Here you will find Cliff Donn's teaching schedule and office hours for the current semester.

Here you will find any announcements of changes in the reading assignment or class schedule.  You may also find postings of job announcements, lectures or meeting that may be of interest, etc.

Reserve List
Here you will find the library reserve list for IRL 402 for the current semester (or the most recent semester that the course was taught.

Arbitration and Mediation Cases
You are welcome to attend arbitration and/or mediation cases with Cliff, although this will not serve as an excuse to cut any of your other classes.  You may earn extra credit in IRL 402 by attending such a class and writing a brief (one page) assignment about that case.  You can look at the case schedule here but, if you want to attend one, you need to sign up on the sheet on Cliff's office door. If his cases don't suit your schedule you may check with Dr. Mark Karper about his case schedule.

Exam Information
Here you will find information on when exams are scheduled, where they will be held, and what they will cover. You will also find copies of the questions from the final exam the last time the course was taught.  Any changes in the exam schedule will be posted here as well.

Class Power Point Slides
After we finish a topic, you will find the power point slides from those classes here.
I.A. Nature of Arbitration
II.A. Nature of the Grievance Procedure
II.B. Scope of the Grievance Procedure
III.A. Basic Legal Framework
III.B. Arbitrability
IV.A. The Hearing and the Award
IV.B. Evidence in Arbitration
V.A. Language of the Agreement
V.B. Relevance of Law
V.C. Awards as Precedents
V.D. Custom and Past Practice
VI.A. Management Rights
VI.B. Seniority
VI.C. Discipline and Discharge
VI.D. Employee Rights and Benefits
VII. Summary and Conclusions

Here you will find lists of terms for each major topic in the course.  These same lists will be handed out in class when we reach that topic.
Grievance Procedures
Legal Framework of Arbitration
Procedural Issues
Interpreting the Agreement
Substantive Issues

Below you will find links to a variety of organizations and sites relevant to arbitration and dispute resolution.
The American Arbitration Association is a private, non-profit group that promotes arbitration and alternative dispute resolution for labor and for a variety of other kinds of disputes.  It maintains panels f or arbitrators for various kinds of cases.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is an agency of the U.S. federal government.  It maintains a panel of labor arbitrators and provides lists to labor and management.
Findlaw provides a wide variety of links, many of them involving legal issues, to other sites related to arbitration and dispute resolution.