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Human Resources and Law, M.H.R. & J.D.

Darla Moore School of Business
Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Become an indispensable business leader through a dual-degree program in human resources and law. Learn to navigate increasingly complex government regulations and manage the risks associated with compliance and labor issues.

Combine legal knowledge with a solid foundation in human resources theory and best practices to attain some of the most sought-after skills in business and government. Offered through the School of Law and the Moore School of Business, the combination degree program prepares you to protect and defend corporate reputations and employees.

Program Highlights

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    Advanced Knowledge

    Graduate with the legal knowledge to practice employment law or work as a human resources professional.

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    Leadership Trajectory

    Combine law with human resources skills to create more opportunities for leadership roles in business or government.

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    Expanded Network

    Take advantage of two great networks and the ability to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.

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    Earn two prestigious degrees in less time while also enjoying a cost savings thanks to shared credits between programs.

What You’ll Study

Prepare for a career combining professional law and human resources and employment. Learn to address complex business or employee issues, use effective business communication strategies and apply quantitative data in managerial decision making. Practice court procedures, learn effective business communication strategies, and perform legal research, analysis and writing.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Advocacy

    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

    Handling Conflict

    Resolving disagreements or disputes between individuals or groups in a fair and constructive manner

    Continuous Improvement

    Identifying and implementing incremental changes to enhance quality, efficiency and effectiveness

  • Decision-making Expertise

    Applying critical thinking and analytical skills to make informed and effective decisions

    Legal Knowledge

    Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues

    Manage Risk

    Identifying potential hazards and implementing measures to mitigate or prevent negative outcomes

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Attorney
  • Human Resources Executive
  • Compliance Director
  • Labor Executive
  • Risk Analyst
  • Professor

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Government
  • Law Practice
  • Legal Services

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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