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.
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- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Employee Benefits & Equity Compensation
- Employment Discrimination
- Handling Cases in the Real World
- Higher Education Law Practice
- Labor Law
- Modern In-House Counsel
- Representing the Professional Athlete
- The Employment Relationship
- The Law of Employee Benefits
- The U.S. Law of Arbitration
- 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)
- Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
- Manglona Lab for Gender and Economic Equity
*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.