Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Employee Benefits Law (ERISA)

631 | 2.0 credits


This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the regulatory scheme governing employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The course will focus on Title I of ERISA including reporting and disclosure obligations, fiduciary status/duties, prohibited transactions, exemptions, enforcement and civil remedies. In addition, the course will provide a brief overview of parts 6 and 7 of Title I of ERISA which relate to group health plans. While the tax law implications of ERISA will be referred to at different points, they will not be substantively treated in this course. Students will be graded on a final exam which will consist of a final performance test, similar to the format used on the California Bar Exam. This course will be taught by staff members of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).