GAIN A PROFESSIONAL EDGE IN HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
Texas A&M University School of Law’s career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Human Resources and Employment Law, Policy, and Management is designed for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. Combining up-to-date legal education and real-world skills, you’ll gain the legal perspective and build the expertise you need to tackle legal complexities and gain a professional edge in your industry.
WHY TEXAS A&M SCHOOL OF LAW?
As one of the nation’s largest universities, Texas A&M ranks #1 for endowment size among public universities, ranking seventh overall. You’ll have access to the worldwide Aggie network of over 500,000 alumni, which includes more Fortune 500 Top 100 corporate CEOs than any university in the nation.
Texas A&M University School of Law ranks #46 among national law schools.
Small class sizes provide students with personal attention from our world-renowned, nationally ranked faculty.
No entrance exam requirement, flexible start dates, and a full or part-time course load allow for an academic experience that fits into your personal and professional life.
Master of Legal Studies | Human Resources and Employment Law, Policy, and Management Emphasis
30 credits | 12 hours core courses, 18 hours approved elective courses
Gain a specialized legal perspective and training as an HR professional. Our online and career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Human Resources and Employment Law is built for non-lawyers to develop the expertise necessary to gain a professional edge in the HR industry.
Tackle common legal HR and employment law themes such as workplace rights, employment discrimination, and employee wages and benefits. Learn about various laws and policies such as the Family Medical Leave Act, American Disabilities Act, Employment Retirement Income Securities Act, The Equal Pay Act, and more. Develop your own personalized curriculum covering industry-relevant subjects such as:
- Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
- Contract Law and Strategies
- Employment Law
- Duties, Obligations, and Workplace Rights
- Employment Discrimination
- Principles of Regulatory Law
- Foundations of Business Law
- Workplace Conflict Management
- Dispute Resolution
- ERISA and Employee Benefits
- Legal Analysis and Writing for Clients
- Modern Topics in HR and Employment Law
Certificate | Human Resources and Employment Law, Policy, and Management
12 credits | 6 hours core courses, 6 hours specialized courses
The Certificate in Human Resources and Employment Law, Policy, and Management is designed for human resources professionals, including human resources managers, benefits specialists, and employee relations representatives. The certificate delivers specialized legal training to position these individuals to respond to the challenges and opportunities the industry may pose for providers, suppliers, and industry partners. Individuals who complete the program will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the human resources field, providing analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective.