Completion of the Labor and Employment Law Concentration requires that all concentration students:

  • Complete of a minimum of twenty one (21) credits in the approved Labor and Employment Law Concentration required, skills, internship and elective courses;
  • Attain a minimum cumulative average of 3.25 in Labor and Employment Law concentration courses, by the time of graduation, with no grade of less than C (2.0) in any such course;
  • Attain a minimum cumulative average of 3.00 (B) for the entire J.D. program, by the time of graduation; and
  • Satisfy the Labor and Employment Law Concentration's legal writing requirement with:
    • A paper which meets the standards of the Law School's legal writing requirement, and has been written for an approved Labor and Employment Law Concentration course or as part of a Directed Study project with a full time faculty member; OR
    • A Concentration Thesis, which has been written under the supervision of a full time faculty member on a business law or financial services topic, and has been approved by the Faculty Director(s) of the Concentration; OR
    • A law journal piece or moot court brief whose subject matter comes within the scope of a Concentration course, and has been approved by the Faculty Director of the Concentration.

Upon satisfaction of the requirements noted above, Concentration students will be awarded a Concentration certificate in Labor and Employment Law.

None of these requirements may be waived for any Labor and Employment Law Concentration students.

As soon as a concentration student has met these stated criteria, the student should complete and file a Notice of Concentration Completion form with the Registrar's office. This form lists all Concentration courses taken, the grades received, the course credits received for Concentration courses and the successful completion of the writing requirement.