Workplace Law

Workplace law is a dynamic field at the intersection of employment, labor, wage and hour, workplace safety, and other important civil rights. The Workplace Law Certificate at Denver Law allows you to focus on this exciting field of study with our well-rounded faculty, experiential learning opportunities, diverse course offerings, and connections to the legal community.

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Developing lawyers to help employees and businesses succeed

  • Exceptional faculty

    The faculty at Sturm College of Law has more experience in workplace law than almost any other law school in the nation. Our faculty bring to the classroom diverse legal practice backgrounds, ranging from large-firm management representation, to workers rights and class actions, to in-house counsel experience. They have published dozens of scholarly articles on cutting-edge issues and have produced multiple workplace law textbooks adopted by law schools across the nation. 

  • Integrated learning

    Through our clinical programs, students can represent clients in civil litigation, wage and hour disputes or employment mediation. The legal externship program provides unparalleled opportunities for students to gain experience in a variety of legal settings such as government agencies, private practice and corporate and public interest firms. The program also offers several capstone courses in which students gain substantive knowledge and practical skills through hands-on, simulated client representation.

  • Diverse curriculum

    The curriculum is built from a base of core courses in wrongful termination law, employment discrimination law and the law of union/management relations. From there, students can take advantage of advanced offerings, including employee benefits law, sports law, public sector labor law, wage and hour law and clinical practice. Our certificate program offers in-depth study in employment and labor law, and a marketable credential that demonstrates commitment to this area of practice.

  • Connecting with community

    Through program events, students have the opportunity to interact with faculty, alumni and local practitioners on a regular basis.

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Certificate Requirements

Workplace Law Program

To declare your intent to complete the WPL certificate, please contact the Registrar to complete and submit the petition form no later than the end of the add/drop period for the semester preceding that of your intended graduation.

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Homeless Advocacy Policy Project

The Homeless Advocacy Policy Project (HAPP) at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a student-driven project focused on researching the laws criminalizing homelessness and advocating for the rights of homeless individuals.

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