Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management


How can you make the best business choices for your organization while mitigating exposure to risk and liability?

Emory University’s Juris Master (JM) program is designed to help you understand the influence the law has on individual and institutional decision-making.  We help you harness the power within the legal landscape with specialized courses in employment law, contracts and labor, immigration, and disability.  The combination of general legal comprehension and focused, specific courses on HR issues salient to your career make a JM degree a formidable complement to your personal HR experience.

"The Juris Master program affords me the opportunity to learn more about legal matters that are specific to my profession and offers a flexible curriculum that I can customize to my specific areas of interest." 

Director, Employee Relations

The JM is a 24-credit-hour program that allows students to customize their coursework to meet their individual career needs, and may be completed full-time in one-year or part-time in up to four years.  Following are suggested courses for students pursuing a specialization in labor and employment law.

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Current Trends in Labor & Employment Law
  • Disability Law
  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • Immigration Law
  • Legislation & Regulation
  • Negotiation
  • Survey of Employee Benefits
  • Torts

“Understanding the role of law and the ever-changing regulatory climate is paramount to succeeding as an HR practitioner in today’s environment.  Emory’s Juris Master program is a unique learning opportunity that will specifically boost legal competency and reasoning skills to a very high level!”

Director Work-Life & Compensation