Academics: Specialization Certificates
Specialization Certificates allow JD students to focus their elective courses, build substantive knowledge and relevant skills, and enhance their resumes. Though Certificates 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 Certificate to their particular area of interest.
JD STUDENTS GRADUATING DECEMBER 2015 OR EARLIER
Students should submit a JD Specialization Certificate Application to the Registrar's Office during their last term -- by March 1 for May and July graduation candidates; December 1 for December graduation candidates.
JD students graduating December 2015 or earlier, Certificates of Specialization are awarded in the following fields:
Intellectual Property Law
JD STUDENTS GRADUATING MAY 2016 OR LATER
The criteria and certificate advisor for each is detailed within the sections below. Each certificate 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 certificate courses.
Students should submit an application to the Registrar's Office during their last term -- by March 1 for May and July graduation candidates; December 1 for December graduation candidates.