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Labor and Employment Law

Penn State Law offers a variety of coursework, programming, and experiential learning opportunities for students who want to pursue a career in labor and employment law, including a joint J.D./M.S. degree program in human resources and employment relations as well as an appellate legal clinic that deals primarily with labor issues before the federal courts.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in Labor and Employment Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application 

Labor and Employment Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Labor Law
  • Law & Sexuality
  • The Employment Relationship
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Additional Experiential Opportunities: