Our online Human Resources Certificate is designed for human resources professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of the legal environment that influences so much of their day-to-day activities. While not intended to substitute for legal advice, the various offerings provide the information necessary to appreciate the sometimes complex legal doctrines that operate in this area and allow human resources professionals and/or management to interact more effectively with their legal and compliance counterparts in the workplace.
Certificates offered are:
- Core Legal Issues in the Workplace
- Conducting Legal Investigations in the Modern Workplace
- Managing Whistleblower Risks
Materials for the certificate programs are drawn from statutory and regulatory texts, judicial decisions, and expert commentary. Through a series of multimedia presentations, guided discussions and individually supervised writing projects, students learn to interpret legal documents and assess their practical implications for human resources and compliance professionals.
All of our HR courses online offer intensive, individualized feedback, as well as an opportunity to develop the practical skills necessary to research and communicate effectively about the law.
You can take any or all of the certificate programs, in any order you choose. Upon successful completion of each program, you will receive a Certificate in Human Resources Law indicating the name of the program you completed. An Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Law will be awarded upon completion of three certificates.
Up to six credits earned in the graduate certificate program can be applied towards the Master of Science in Jurisprudence degree.
Seton Hall Law School has been a leader in employment and labor law for three decades. Our faculty produces leading national casebooks and treatises in both Employment Discrimination and Employment Law, and our faculty’s sponsorship of the Seton Hall Employment and Labor Law Forum makes Seton Hall Law a center for developing scholarly perspectives. Not academics only, our faculty has practiced widely in the area and are called upon as expert witnesses in issues involving human resources questions. In short, Seton Hall has the resources to provide an in-depth analysis of the kinds of legal questions that are certain to arise in any employer's Human Resources division.
We offer our graduate certificate programs during our spring, summer and fall semesters. New course sessions begin five times per year.
To apply for Seton Hall Law’s certificate programs in Human Resources Law, please submit the following:
- Online application
- Application fee of $50
- Official baccalaureate degree transcript from an accredited college or university
- Current resume
*No entrance exam is required for admission.