Academics: Specialization Certificates
Specialization certificates allow JD students to focus their elective courses, build substantive knowledge and relevant skills, and enhance their resumes. Though specializations are not required for graduation, they can provide a guiding structure for exploration of various fields of law. With a variety of courses to choose from within each field, students can customize their specialization to their particular area of interest.
SPECIALIZATION CRITERIA & ADVISORS
The criteria and specialization advisor for each is detailed within the sections below. Each specialization requires four courses, at least one of which meets the upper-division writing or experiential course requirements. Students must earn at least a B- in all specialization courses.
Students should submit a Specialization Certificate Application Form to the Registrar's Office during their last term -- by May 1 for May graduation candidates, July 1 for July graduation candidates, or December 1 for December graduation candidates.