Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: March 29, 2021
Date of Second Reading: April 26, 2021
Title of Motion: Request from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Graduate Programs – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MHREL in Human Resources & Employment Law
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Master of Human Resources and Employment Law (MHREL) is a non-Juris Doctor graduate degree program that specifically caters to both entry-level and established non-lawyer human resources, recruitment, and operations professionals who wish to understand the legal and regulatory framework that governs recruiting, hiring, maintaining, promoting, and dismissal of employees and independent contractors in the public and private sectors. The MHREL degree develops graduates who identify legal issues and analyze and solve critical human resources problems facing organizations. Human resources and employment management has historically emerged from a business administration curriculum.