Labor/Management Sector


Alumni Highlight l Careers l Elective Courses l Internships l Final Project l Faculty Highlight


Includes negotiation and mediation of labor relations as well as the mediation of employment-related disputes. Training and negotiation coaching may also be involved.

Alumni Highlight 

Coming Soon!


  • Senior Employee Relations Consultant, Coca-Cola Refreshments, San Diego, CA.
  • Employment Dispute Resolution Consultant, Department of Human Resource Management, State of Virginia, Richmond, VA. 
  • Human Resource Specialist, Employee Relations/Labor Relations, Department of Veterans Affairs, Benefits Administration, Denver, CO.
  • Associate Vice President, Employee & Labor Relations, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Elective Course Ideas

BA 711 – Legal Environment of Business

CRES 631 – Managing Conflicts in Organizations

EDLD 683 – State and Local Policy Development in Education

LAW 610 – Ethical Issues in Corporations

LAW 610 – Labor Law

LAW 610 – Law Practice Management

LAW 610 – Nonprofit Clinic

PPPM 518 – Intro to Public Law

SOC 510 – Sociology of American Labor

SOC 510 – Unions and US Workers Movements

Internship Ideas

  • Lane Transit District
  • National Mediation Board
  • Swanson Group
  • The Boss Whispering Institute
  • United Academics
  • United Nations

Previous Final Projects

A Practical Guide for Oregon Public-Sector Strike-Prohibited Labor Leaders: Navigating the Three Tiers of Collective Bargaining: Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration

Congressional Intervention Under the Railway Labor Act: An Analysis of Legislative Approaches to Impasse

No Business Like Show Business: The Art of the Hollywood Deal and How Alternative Dispute Resolution is Stealing the Show

Take Your Last Best Shot: How Last Best Offer Package Interest Arbitration Affects Bargaining for Strike-Prohibited Employee Groups in Oregon

Faculty Highlight

Elizabeth Tippett

Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director

Liz Tippett

Professor Tippett teaches Negotiation and Capstone and serves as a Facutly Co-Director for the CRES Program. She researches employment practices and business ethics. Her most recent research, published in the Minnesota Law Review, examines the legal implications of the MeToo movement. Her prior research on the content of harassment trainings featured prominently in debates during the MeToo movement. In 2018, Professor Tippett testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.

Professor Tippett’s research on wage and hour practices includes a recent study analyzing more than 300 legal opinions involving software-based wage theft.  A prior study, published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, examined the software functionality that enables wage theft.

Professor Tippett is a co-author of the Fifth Edition of the West Academic textbook, Employment Discrimination & Employment Law: The Field as Practiced, along with Samuel Estreicher & Michael Harper.  Professor Tippett's previous work examining the Supreme Court's decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart was cited in two decisions by the United States Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court.  In 2018, she received the Michael J. Zimmer Memorial Award for rising scholars in labor and employment law.

Professor Tippett also studies drug injury advertisements, which recruit consumers for lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.  In 2017, Tippett testified before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee about how these ads may affect patient decision-making.  Her empirical studies on drug injury advertising have appeared in Urology, the American Journal of Law and Medicine, and Drug Safety. Professor Tippett also has a forthcoming study to be published in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics.

Her writing for The Conversation has been republished in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, Fast Company, Salon, the LA Times, and the Daily Beast, among others.  She has also written for Fortune and the Harvard Business Review. Professor Tippett has been interviewed on National Public Radio, the BBC, and CBC.  

Professor Tippett and her students host a YouTube channel called Oregon Law Lab, where they interview prominent legal scholars about their research. She spent several years working at the Harvard Negotiation Project for the late Professor Roger Fisher, co-author of "Getting to Yes." Before joining the faculty, Professor Tippett was an employment law attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  Professor Tippett graduated from Harvard Law School in 2006.