The program will be a ten-month, accelerated program. It will offer five courses designed to be taken in order. Each is eight weeks in length. At the completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for some of the industry-based human resources certification exams offered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute.
The HRLC courses will be taught by industry experts and Pitt Law Faculty. In addition, the program will seek to create an advisory committee composed of Pitt law and business faculty, program faculty, and human resources professionals.
We do not expect an increase in need for student aid and minimal or no need for additional library resources. As this is a distance-learning program, we do not expect there to be any significant impact on office, laboratory, or classroom space. Instructors will need to coordinate with the Barco Law Library staff concerning planned student projects to ensure that digital resources will be available remotely to students where ever that may be. The Library staff can arrange for 30 students to access the library’s existing Lexis and Westlaw databases, and by March 2019 all of the databases the Law Library subscribes to will be available to all students, whether on-campus or off-campus. All students in the program will have a “library liaison” at the Barco Law Library available to them for assistance.