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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.

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

Labor and Employment Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
  • Employee Benefits & Equity Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Labor Law
  • Law & Sexuality
  • The Employment Relationship
  • The Law of Employee Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Selected non-law elective courses (e.g., "International Labor Law" in Penn State's Labor & Global Workers' Rights curriculum, certain courses Penn State's School of Labor and Employment Relations, and others with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval)

Experiential Opportunities:

  • Externships (May count towards the concentration if the work is related to labor and/or employment law. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval required)
  • Externships Everywhere (May count towards the concentration if the work is related to labor and/or employment law. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval required)
  • Semester in Washington (May count towards the concentration if the work is related to labor and/or employment law. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval required)