Prior to graduation, students must take at least one course in each of the following areas:

Code requirement

Code Course

Skills/Experiential requirement

Skills/Experiential Course

Administrative requirement

Administrative Course

Writing requirement

Writing Course

Employment and Labor Law

Employment and labor lawyers work in a variety of settings. Some employment attorneys specialize in human resource management, grievance processing, discrimination, health and safety issues, and transactions. Labor attorneys concentrate on union issues, generally representing labor or management. Employment and labor issues arise wherever people are employed, and attorneys practicing in this field may work for law firms, in-house, unions, or state and federal government agencies regulating employment issues.

Employment and labor lawyers often work outside a traditional law firm, directing a human resources department, organizing unions, negotiating or mediating in labor disputes, arbitrating, or investigating employment complaints for city, state, or federal agencies.


Core/Foundational Courses

Recommended Courses

Experiential Courses and Seminars



Full-Time Faculty Focusing on this Pathway



Professional Organizations

  • The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section

Student Organizations

  • Labor and Employment Law Association