Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School
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Organized by an interdisciplinary team of Harvard faculty, the curriculum is built around a set of core courses supported by topical seminar series and other specially arranged programs.

The core curriculum is designed to give all participants a grounding in a common set of themes, issues and skills. We offer the following core courses:

  • Strategic Planning for Unions
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Lessons from Labor History
  • Union Governance
  • Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
  • Capital Strategies for Labor

We also offer seminar series and individual presentation of issues and problems facing union leaders and the labor movement. These seminars enable participants to exchange perspectives and discuss strategies with some of the most talented and innovative practitioners and analysts in a particular area. Seminar topics include:

  • Current issues in Labor Law
  • Labor and the Global Economy
  • New Tactics for Union Organizing
  • Press and Public Image of Unions
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Employee Ownership as a Union Strategy
  • Unions and New Technology

In some cases, college credit may be granted for successful completion of the program. Consult us for details.