Program Calendar

Classes are subject to change and may not be offered during the term listed below, contact your program office for the most up to date information

****The elective classes are only offered once a year so please keep this in mind as you plan your elective classes and any concentration you are seeking.
(Students that begin July 2013 or after)

First Term (July - Sept)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEML 1030: Technology and Privacy Concerns in the Workplace (2 credits)

Electives

  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Second Term (Sept - Dec)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEML 1040: Overview of Federal Statutes and Regulations (2 credits)

Electives

  • MLAW 2090: Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Third Term (Jan - March)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2016)
  • MEML 1080: Employment Discrimination (2 credits)

Electives

  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Trends in Employee Law new course (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (2 credits)

Fourth Term (April - June)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research, Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MEML 1090: Developing Employment Policies and Handbooks (2 credits)

Electives

  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (2 credits)

Important

  • All students must successfully complete all first year courses before taking the second year courses.
  • Students must submit an IRP topic for review and approval before registering and taking IRP 1. This should be submitted 6 months before the IRP 1 begins.
  • Students must complete 12 credits of electives. Students may choose to complete a concentration in which specific courses should be selected or take a mixture of electives from those offered.
  • Not all electives are offered each term; all electives need at least 3 students to run.
  • The IRP Part 1 and the IRP Part 2 must be taken during back to back terms. Students may not take IRP Part 1, then a term of electives then the IRP Part 2.

Below are the concentrations for Employment Law. Students must complete 12 credits of electives to complete their degree. Students may choose from 12 credits of electives they are interested in or may choose to take combinations below to earn a concentration. Students MAY NOT take concentrations on other disciplines. For example an Education Law student MAY NOT take a Health Law concentration. It is the students responsibility to plan accordingly and check registration to make sure that all concentration classes AND electives are taken and successfully completed BEFORE registration for the IRP part 2 class. We strongly recommend that students complete all electives before part 1 of the IRP.

Employee Relations Law

  • MLAW 2040 (2 credits) Hiring, Firing and Promoting

    This course will detail the laws that regulate how employees should be hired, fired, promoted, disciplined and evaluated. The course will explore the steps an employer should take to avoid allegations of discrimination during the hiring, firing or disciplinary process.

  • MLAW 2050 (2 credits) - Trends in Employee Relations Law

    This course will examine the nature of employee relations. It will also examine the role and function of unions and collective bargaining, labor negotiations, employee discipline subject to a labor agreement, labor stoppages and free speech issues relating to unions. Students will build upon their knowledge of contract law as they study the complex nature of legal relationships in the business setting.

Human Resource Managerial Law

  • MLAW 2040 (2 credits) Hiring, Firing and Promoting

    This course will detail the laws that regulate how employees should be hired, fired, promoted, disciplined and evaluated. The course will explore the steps an employer should take to avoid allegations of discrimination during the hiring, firing or disciplinary process.

  • MLAW 2060 (2 credits) - Law Regulating Wages and Hours

    This course will explore the federal wage and hours standards regulated under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The course will focus on which employees are covered by the law and the minimal standards regarding wages, overtime pay and child labor.

First Term

  • CORE Legal Research
  • Program Core

Second Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Third Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Fourth Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

New students begin electives, need 12 credits of electives. Electives are only offered once a year so if there is a specific class you want to take for interest or to earn a concentration, please pay attention to when it is offered.

Fifth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits (fifth or sixth term students should take 3 classes)

Sixth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits

Seventh Term

  • 1 elective and part 1 of the IRP

Eighth Term

  • Part 2 of the IRP

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