Online Master of Legal Studies in HR and Employment Law
The online Master of Legal Studies in HR and Employment Law, offered through ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, prepares students to move up the ladder in their current career or to pursue new and exciting career opportunities.
Next start date: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
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Hiring high quality, effective personnel is critical to the success of every organization. Only trained professionals understand the complex legal and regulatory framework that impacts the recruitment, hiring, maintenance, promotion, and firing of employees and independent contractors. The emphasis in HR and Employment Law will allow professionals to identify and solve the critical problems facing organizations on a daily basis.
The MLS program is a customizable degree with 11 possible focus areas (each focus area is four courses in a particular subject):
- Conflict resolution.
- Construction law.
- Contract management.
- Corporate and health care compliance.
- Criminal law.
- HR and employment law.
- Indian gaming.
- Intellectual property law.
- Law and sustainability.
- Sports law and business.
- Tribal self-governance.
The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), a premier HR professional organization with more than 300,000 members globally, has recognized ASU’s college of law as the first law school that is fully aligned with the SHRM curriculum guidelines. This alignment provides Master of Legal Studies students enrolled with an emphasis in HR and employment law the opportunity to apply for the SHRM Certification Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. Achieving this certification is an important distinction that many employers recognize in hiring and promoting HR and employment law professionals.
Current and future students who complete an emphasis in HR and employment law may be eligible for the SHRM certification exam with experiential hours. Students must have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience to apply for the SHRM-CP exam. Students who already have SHRM certification will receive continuing education credit for the courses they have or will complete.
U.S. educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the MLS program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation.
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The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.
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