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

The requirements for each Specialization Certificate can be found in alphabetical order in the JD Specialization Certificate Application packet. Students should submit the 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

CERTIFICATES & ADVISORS
 
JD students graduating December 2015 or earlier, Certificates of Specialization are awarded in the following fields:

 

Business Law

Karen Gebbia

Certificate Advisor

 

Criminal Law

Robert Calhoun

Certificate Advisor

 

Environmental Law

Alan Ramo

Certificate Advisor

 

Family Law

Helen Chang

Certificate Advisor

 

Intellectual Property Law

William Gallagher

Certificate Advisor

 

International Law

Christian Okeke

Certificate Advisor

Labor & Employment Law

Hina Shah

Certificate Advisor

 

Litigation

Wes Porter

Certificate Advisor

 

Public Interest Law

Cynthia Chandler

Certificate Advisor

 

Real Estate Law

Roger Bernhardt

Certificate Advisor

 

Tax Law

Marshall Whitley

Certificate Advisor

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.

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.