Master of Science in Employment Law
NSU Law's two - year Master of Science in Employment Law program teaches non-lawyer business and human resource professionals skills necessary to effectively identify, understand and deal with the intricate set of legal issues that arise in their field. The employer-employee relationship has been regulated to varying degrees for the past several decades, but nothing has matched the amount of regulations that employers face in today's market. With the establishment of laws regulating wages and benefits, mandating occupational safety, prohibiting discrimination and harassment, requiring time off for medical purposes, establishing bargaining units and unions, and defining workplace privacy, the human resource professional is constantly confronted with regulations that control many, if not most of the decisions made regarding employees. With the ever increasing use of technology in the workplace, and employees becoming increasingly more aware of their legal rights regarding employment, it is becoming essential that business and human resource professionals have some basic understanding of labor and employment law. The belief that business and human resources professionals need more exposure to and knowledge of, laws regulating the workplace has provided the impetus for the creation of a Master of Science in Employment Law program (M.S. Employment Law) at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. The program is intended to meet the needs of business and human resource professionals who are non-lawyers seeking a basic understanding of labor and employment law.
The M.S. in Employment law program is currently not open to attorneys, foreign attorneys, or law students in the US or any other country. The program does not prepare students to practice law or to sit for any bar examination.