Miami Law Employment, Labor & Immigration Law Certificate

Employment, Labor & Immigration Law Certificate

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The Employment, Labor and Immigration Law Certificate will offer students a well-rounded background in a growing and fast moving area of legal practice. Increasingly, individual contract issues overlap those of immigration and collective bargaining and are reflected in the representation of diverse clients and affiliations.

Students who are planning to counsel large or small businesses, or serve as in-house counsel, as well as those who will work with unions or represent individual employees should consider this curriculum choice.

Interested students should contact Professor Dennis Lynch in their second semester of the first year if possible for advice on curriculum requirements and to notify the school of the intent to complete the certificate. Requirements are as follows:

A. Completion of a minimum of 92 credits overall.

B. An overall GPA of at least 3.000 in the course, seminar, workshop, and paper credits that count towards the certificate.

    Mandatory courses:

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Immigration Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution or Labor or Employment Arbitration

Capstone project: Independent paper, or work law seminar, or NLRA Reform seminar

    Related but not required electives:

  • Immigration Clinic
  • Employment Benefits
  • Public Sector Employment
  • Workers Compensation
  • International Human Rights
  • Sports and/or Entertainment Law
  • Wage Theft Seminar

Brendan Corrigan discusses his experience in our joint degree program in law and public administration and how this master's complements a law degree. He also expands on how someone can use these combined degrees for career choices.