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To Practice One You Must Understand the Other

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Fewer than 6% of human resource (HR) professionals have formal academic training in the law. And yet, HR is a profession where day-to-day decisions must be compliant with increasingly complex regulations, and where missteps can become legal nightmares.

There are two kinds of people with personnel responsibilities: those with formal HR titles like Human Resources Director, and those who carry the duties of HR in addition to their full-time roles as managers, office coordinators, owners and senior leaders. Both groups need a solid understanding of labor and employment law ― a level of expertise they just can’t get through on-the-job experience or periodic professional development seminars.

Until now, for current and future HR leaders, there simply hasn’t been a viable academic alternative to the professional Juris Doctor (JD) degree. But the HR profession is about to change.

Introducing the Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law (MJ-LEL) from Tulane University Law School.


Master the Complexities of Employment Law

Hear what online student Amanda Haddaway has to say about how Tulane's Online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law was critical to learning and understanding the nuances of the laws she is expected to uphold as an HR professional.


  • The only employment law credential designed for HR leaders
  • Enjoy the convenience of online plus a weekend immersion
  • Experience the pedigree of Tulane University’s Law School
  • Complete your degree in 2 years, with 3 opportunities to start per year
  • Utilize state-of-the-art online tools and technology

A Degree for HR Professionals

Joel Friedman, program director of the Online Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law (MJ-LEL), discusses the importance of a legal education for individuals in the field of human resources (HR).
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Who Chooses the Online MJ in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane

A formal, academic credential in Labor and Employment Law allows human resource professionals to comply with the myriad regulations established by state and federal law.
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Program Highlights and Benefits for HR Leaders

Earn your Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School and enjoy the following benefits
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