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.

BUSINESS LAW

 

For more information on this area of law review the Business Law Courses and/or contact the Business Law Faculty.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

 

For more information on this area of law review the Environmental Law Courses and/or contact the Environmental Law Faculty.

FAMILY LAW

 

For more information on this area of law review the Family Law Courses and/or contact the Family Law Faculty.

LITIGATION

 

For more information on this area of law review the Litigation Courses and/or contact the Litigation Faculty.

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW

 

For more information on this area of law review the Public Interest Law Courses and/or contact the Public Interest Law Faculty.