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LAW G501: Introduction to Employee Benefits
Spring 2022 • Section 21

Course Description

This course is an introductory course about employee benefit law which will prepare students for the more specialized courses on welfare plans and qualified retirement plans to be offered in subsequent semesters. This course covers the broad range of all aspects of employee law in an introductory fashion including; the origins and fundamentals of the U.S. pension system; the history of ERISA law making and the basic concepts of vesting and nondiscrimination in employee plans; ERISA fiduciary law; and the application of other related laws such as ADA, ADEA and Title VII to employee benefits. The goal of the course is to equip students with the basic historical and theoretical knowledge of employee benefit law and ready them for more specialized studies in this area.


Day/Time Location
M 7:30-9:20 PM Klein 1D

Course Details

  • Robert Litvin
Credit Hours

2 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

This is a Graduate Tax Program course. JD students must obtain permission to register from Andrew Weiner, Director, Grad Tax Program.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0600 (Taxation)

Book List/Materials

No book purchases are required or recommended for this course.