WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wake Forest Law will offer a certificate in "Workplace Legal Fundamentals" beginning January 2017 as part of its fully online, part-time Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree program. The certificate program can be completed in just two semesters. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161130/444455 "Wake Forest Law is providing a range of industry professionals with much-needed legal training through market-driven, university-based programs," says Charlie Trefzger (JD '84), founder and CEO of Meridian Senior Living. "The result is immediate added value for the employer." The certificate curriculum explores the relationship of contract, property and tort law in private business and the economy, the legal systems governing business relationships, as well as regulatory law and the roles of different law enforcers. Developed with input from industry leaders, all courses are specially designed for and taught only to these professional students, focusing on real-world issues that are immediately applicable, and add value, in the workplace. "Classes are taught by Wake Forest Law full-time faculty in collaboration with industry experts, so students benefit from team teaching in an environment focused on real-world issues," says MSL Director Ellen Murphy (JD '02), assistant dean of instructional design. Current MSL student Sean E. Rogers of Ithaca, New York, says he couldn't be happier that he decided to pursue this program. "I'm very impressed with how well everything is organized, and with the rigor and richness of the content. The professors and staff have been super responsive and available. What you and Wake (Forest) Law have created is very impressive!"