Course Details

Employment Law and Human Resources Management in Higher Education is a course that provides knowledge for entry level professionals, mid-level managers and seasoned professionals on employment law in higher education. This course provides an overview of key legal issues within the higher education workspace. It is designed for those wanting to understand potential federal employment discrimination claims as well as gain knowledge regarding substantive regulatory and common law disputes.

Professor Oren Griffin


Professor Oren Griffin serves as Associate Dean and is a member of the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law. His teaching and scholarly interests focus on employment law, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, and education law.

He has significant experience in private practice representing educational institutions and for-profit organizations in federal and state courts. Professor Griffin is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences for organizations such as the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Stetson University College of Law National Conference on Law and Higher Education, the Alabama College System, and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Officers.

Professor Griffin earned his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, as well as a M.A.E. from the University of Northern Iowa and B.S. degree from Southern University at New Orleans He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Fred Banks of the Mississippi Supreme Court.


  • Persons completing this training session will be able to identify and understand key legal issues impacting the higher education workplace.
  • Persons completing this training session will possess knowledge and understanding regarding potential federal employment discrimination claims that maybe raised in the higher education workplace.
  • Persons completing this training session will possess knowledge and understanding regarding substantive regulatory and common law disputes that challenge the higher education workplace.

Employment Law and Human Resources Management in Higher Education

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