When to start
Length of program
Full time: One year (often including summer work on master’s thesis)
Part time: Two or more years
Maximum permitted length: Six years, unless extended by the director of graduate studies
Courses (24 credits)
Required: You must take Labor Law and at least one course in employment law.
Electives: You may choose from a wide array of approved courses, including courses in the Department of Employment and Labor Relations, with the consent of the director.
Thesis (2 or 3 credits)
- Human resources offices
- Union advisers, union organizers, union lawyers
- Arbitrators, mediators/negotiators in union collective bargaining environments
- Law firms or sole practitioner (employer compliance or union representation)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal agencies dealing with discrimination in employment
- Law firm hiring offices
Professor Kingsley R. Browne
A Wayne Law professor for more than 25 years and author of two books, he specialized in labor and employment law as a law firm partner and clerked for Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Associate Professor Susan E. Cancelosi
With an LL.M. in health law, she has experience with a national human resources consulting firm and employee benefits consulting practice, as an employee benefits attorney and as assistant general counsel for a publicly traded finance company. Her research focuses on employment-based retiree benefits, both health and pension.
Part-time Professor Joseph P. Canfield
He is a senior field attorney with Region 7 of the National Labor Relations Board.