The Labor and Employment Law ("LEL") concentration is the newest addition to the Law School's concentration offerings.Its creation recognizes the consistent popularity and significance of LEL practice in the legal profession, and the Law School's commitment to offering an enhanced course of study in the field. The concentration builds upon Suffolk Law's recognized strengths, including its broad curricular offerings, distinguished alumnae in the field, and leadership of the Robert F. Fuchs Labor Law Conference and the New Workplace Institute. Suffolk Law's full-time and adjunct faculty is widely recognized for their achievements as scholars, teachers, and practitioners.
The concentration's foundation consists of three core courses: Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, and Labor Law. That foundation supports a series of requirements designed to impart graduates with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to make immediate contributions in their professional roles and to represent clients in various legal, economic, and social environments.
Students graduating from the concentration can pursue careers in the private, non-profit, and public sectors representing employers, employees, or labor unions, in a law firm or an in-house counsel setting. Those students should also find enhanced career opportunities in areas such as human resources, labor and employee relations, and employee benefits.
Internships are a vital component of the concentration.The internship experience enables students to learn how attorneys work and the challenges they face.It also affords students the opportunity to reflect upon the professional model to which they aspire.
Concentrators are required to complete a minimum three (3) credit internship; however, Evening Division students may apply for a waiver of this requirement.
Evening division students with full time positions should consult the Internships section of this website to learn more about potential waiver of the internship requirement.