To qualify for the concentration, students must complete at least 15 credits in courses fulfilling Labor & Employment Law Concentration requirements. Students must earn at least a 3.0 Average in the required courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course. Students earning a 3.5 cumulative average in courses fulfilling Labor & Employment Law Concentration requirements will receive Honors in the Concentration.
I. Introductory Course
Students are required to take 1 introductory course on labor and employment law, which is taught once a year in the fall semester:
- Labor Relations I (Law 745) Typically referred to as "Labor & Employment Law", it is an introductory course to both Employment Law and Labor Law topics.
II. Advanced Courses
At least 2 courses must be selected from among the following options:
- Labor Relations II (Law 745 or Law 940): Typically referred to simply as as "Labor Relations", it focuses on union organizing and collective bargaining in the private sector.
- Equal Employment Law (Law 765): Focuses on a variety of statutes prohibiting employment discrimination.
- Worker Compensation Law (Law 940): Focuses on introducing students to worker’s compensation law and procedure.
- A Labor Law-related externship (Law 854): An externship offered at federal and state agencies related to employment and/or labor law.
III. Elective Courses
Students may reach the required 15 credits by either completing more than 2 of the Advanced Courses listed above, or by selecting additional courses from the following list of electives:
- Administrative Law
- Labor Arbitration Seminar
- Civil Procedure II*
- Clinical Program: Neighborhood Law Clinic (4 credits maximum)
- Consumer Health Advocacy & Patient Centered Care Clinical (4 credits maximum)
- European Union Law*
- Health Law
- Immigration Law*
- Insurance Law*
- Sports Law
*With permission of the Labor Law Concentration Coordinator.
If you believe you qualify for honors in the concentration, you need to submit along with your transcript a calculation of your GPA in the courses fulfilling the concentration, showing that your cumulative GPA in those courses is 3.5 or higher.