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Human Resources Law Online

Pitt Law is accepting applications through Sunday, August 15 for a suite of Pitt Law's popular online graduate programs for non-attorney professionals. These are 15-credit programs designed for working professionals.  We currently have certificate programs in Health Care ComplianceHuman Resources Law and International Business Law & Dispute Resolution as well as an online degree in our Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program. 

Join us via Zoom.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Law developed Human Resources Law Online (HR Law Online) by working with experts in human resources, law, and online education. Our advanced, accelerated program will support you as you take on more advanced human resource roles.

  • Learn the relevant law, practical applications of law to human resource situations, and best practices, and explore current issues.
  • Interact with expert faculty—Pitt Law professors and employment law practitioners.
  • Network and collaborate with peers in other industries and locations through innovative online applications.
  • Study flexibly through weekly assignment

Apply Now: Still Accepting Applications until Aug. 15

Applications are now being accepted for enrollment for the next class of Human Resources Law Online, which begins in August 2021.  

Program Overview and Objectives

The 10-month program explores the practical applications of the law within human resources. Students will learn key negotiating skills to help improve their ability to manage difficult workplace situations, such as employee contract negotiations, workplace accommodations requests, and employee terminations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide present and future human resources professionals with the legal and ethical tools to take on workplace challenges in a world of rapid technological, social, and legal change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these Frequently Asked Questions about HR Law Online. If the answer you are looking for is not here, feel free to contact us.

Courses and Seminars

HR Law Online offers a number of online courses, workshops and virtual seminars to help working professionals in the program develop leadership skills, improve core competencies, and stay ahead of the latest developments in the industry.

Meet Our Faculty

Learn and interact with faculty who are industry experts and professionals with advanced degrees and experience in the human resources industry.