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Law certificates, or legal studies certificates, are a graduate level certification that conveys expertise in a chosen subject or field.  Law certificates are designed to enhance students’ understanding of the theory of law and the framework of legal systems. Law certificates are most often offered and conferred by a university’s law school.  

Students may choose to complete a law certificate for several reasons.  For first-year law students, law certificates can be a way to customize a law program towards specific academic interests or career goals.  Law certificates can also grant access to higher levels of legal education, like an LLM.  Some employers may look favorably upon law certificates as assurance of a candidate’s expertise in and commitment to a field of law.  In most cases, acceptance to a law certificate program requires a student to be a law student; however, some certificates are cross-disciplinary and may be undertaken by students of other subjects such as business or medicine. 

Prospective attorneys may wish to complete a law certificate in order to enhance their qualifications and better their chances of working within a chosen field.  Law certificates can also be used to pursue a career as a legal advisor, legal consultant, or head of a legal department in a corporation or business. 

If you are a first-year law student, you may wish to consider a law certificate. Certificates can be completed through the program with which you will matriculate or through a separate institution.  Some universities and law schools offer law certificates online or through distance learning programs.  If you are considering a law certificate without a law degree, it is important to ensure that you have the necessary prerequisites and qualifications.

Do you want to specialize in a field of law? Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge, or advancing in a career that requires legal expertise? Use the list below to find the right law certificate and contact the admissions officer directly using the contact form on the page.

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Direct & Cross Examination in Legal Practice Certificate

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 10 days October 2018 Italy Rome

Direct and Cross Examination is a legal course of the Criminal Law Intensive Training Programs Department coordinated by Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey, BAU Global Studies Director. Whether you are a law student, a new lawyer or you want to improve your cross-examination skills, this workshop will help you develop or improve the most difficult trial skill to master: cross-examination. [+]

Direct and Cross Examination is a legal course of the Criminal Law Intensive Training Programs Department coordinated by Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey, BAU Global Studies Director. Whether you are a law student, a new lawyer or you want to improve your cross-examination skills, this workshop will help you develop or improve the most difficult trial skill to master: cross-examination.

During this course you will learn:

The critical success factors to succeed at this professional skill, that is essential in any dispute resolution Direct vs cross-examinations and the features of a leading question How to control run-away witnesses, develop facts helpful to your theory of the case, and the great don’ts of this legal practice Lines and stages of attack and how to organize a successful examination through the analysis of international case studies ... [-]

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Certified Program

Danube University Krems FBG - Department of Law
Campus Part time 1 semester October 2018 Austria Krems an der Donau

The Certified Program Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution provides an in-depth and practice-oriented legal training in that field. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to specialize in the areas of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation in an international context. With it, our graduates are prepared for a successful international career in the world of international dispute resolution. The part-time program is specifically designed for individuals who can’t leave professional or personal commitments for an entire standard academic semester. [+]

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Certified Program

The various methods available to lawyers in dealing with disputes have become increasingly important in legal practice. Arbitration along with alternative means of dispute resolution now belongs to the core business of international law firms. The Certified Program Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution provides an in-depth and practice-oriented legal training in that field. The curriculum offers students the opportunity to specialize in the areas of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation in an international context. With it, our graduates are prepared for a successful international career in the world of international dispute resolution.... [-]


Paralegal Certificate Program

CALIMT
Online & Campus Combined Full time 9 - 12 months Open Enrollment USA Irvine USA Online + 1 more

Our Paralegal & Paralegal Assistant Certificate programs are the longest running legal support staff programs in Orange County. [+]

Want a career in law, but not sure how to get there? Our Paralegal & Paralegal Assistant Certificate programs are the longest running legal support staff programs in Orange County. CALIMT offers a hybrid program that combines hands-on training with substantive law courses to help prepare you with a solid foundation as a Paralegal & Paralegal Assistant. Our students will be well equipped to begin a career in any legal setting upon graduation.

The CALIMT advantage:

Career Focused: Hands-on assignments & projects. Be prepared to work in law offices. Hybrid Learning: Combines online & in-class instructions.Flexible schedule that works for you. Frequent Start Dates: Classes start every four weeks. Instructors: Our instructors are current practitioners in the field of legal studies. Affordable: CALIMT is committed to providing quality education that is affordable. Admissions Requirement: Anyone who has a high school diploma or GED and is at least 18 years of age can apply. Scholarships: CALIMT offers scholarships for those who qualify. ... [-]

CertCE Law

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online Colchester + 1 more

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. [+]

CertCE Law About the CertCE Law course

If you’re keen to try university study, our CertCE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree. The course has been designed to give you an introduction to the English Legal System, both from a civil and criminal perspective as well as looking at key criminal law concepts and principles.

The study is based on specific law-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that will develop your communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Law is a widely recognized and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our CertCE Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the legal field.... [-]


PGCert International Human Rights Law

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve the situation of persons around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study this area part-time to fit around your commitments. [+]

Overview

Knowledge of the international human rights system has become an essential requirement for those working to improve the situation of persons around the world. This distance-learning programme has been designed to allow you to study this area part-time to fit around your commitments.

You will be provided with a thorough grounding in human rights law and systems, as well as the opportunity to pursue more specialist interests such as the rights of the child and international criminal justice. This course is designed to ensure that you obtain a sound theoretical understanding of human rights law and up to date knowledge of how international human rights standards and systems operate in practice.... [-]


Diploma in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters April 2019 Germany Frankfurt an der Oder + 1 more

In some professional situations, the opportunity or the need to undertake postgraduate study may be limited to obtain LL.M degree. For some participants, the need to engage in a postgraduate study may be restricted either to obtaining a broad understanding of the field or to focusing on the very specific subject matter. [+]

Diploma in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Full-time or Part-time Study

In some professional situations, the opportunity or the need to undertake postgraduate study may be limited to obtain LL.M degree. For some participants, the need to engage in a postgraduate study may be restricted either to obtaining a broad understanding of the field or to focusing on the very specific subject matter. In still other cases, the demands of professional life may allow only shorter periods of study for obtaining a postgraduate qualification. For all these reasons, our postgraduate program also includes the possibility of the award of either a Diploma or Certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law based on shorter periods of coursework study.... [-]


Course in Sports Law and International Sports Law

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 19 weeks June 2019 Greece Athens

The Sports Law studies the concepts of sport, sports activities, and sporting life. It examines the problems that arise within the sports scene and determines their legal dealing practices. [+]

Since ancient times the value of sport, racing and sporting ethics, was qualified including those promoted through human values that contribute to the creation of a coherent personality. In this context, it became necessary to develop norms and create a regulatory framework to preserve and promote the values and ideals of sport. Besides both sport and physical education are fundamental rights for every human being.

Nowadays sport has become a global phenomenon and people participate in various aspects of it by watching video sporting events either by actively participating in the administration or management of these events and while the number of professional athletes and coaches geometrically increases, a multitude of relationships that require legislation is created.... [-]


Legal Secretary Course

Study 365
Online Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives. Once you have some experience you could become a senior secretary, PA or office manager in a larger firm. You could also go on to further study to become a legal executive or paralegal. [+]

An experienced Legal Secretary can earn up to £45,000 a year!

With a well-recognized qualification, you can kick-start a successful career with plenty of room for progression.

Legal secretaries provide administrative support for lawyers and legal executives. Once you have some experience you could become a senior secretary, PA or office manager in a larger firm. You could also go on to further study to become a legal executive or paralegal. In addition, you could also work towards training to be a solicitor or barrister. As you can see, this is an exciting career with room for progression.

A Legal Secretary can work with local authorities, estate agents, the police, or law courts. The daily duties of a Legal Secretary include: preparing legal documents, court forms, and statements, diary management, accompanying solicitors to court or police stations, general admin, handling confidential documents and keeping records.... [-]


Online Compliance Certificate

University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Online Full time September 2018 USA Los Angeles

The USC online Compliance Certificate is open to both international students and domestic J.D. graduates focused on a career in compliance. It can be completed as a standalone program or in conjunction with the LL.M. coursework to specialize your degree. [+]

The USC online Certificate in Compliance can provide international students and domestic J.D. graduates with advanced compliance knowledge that's ready for application in a variety of fields.

It can be completed as a standalone program or in conjunction with the LL.M. coursework to specialize your degree.

The program is designed to equip students with an advanced understanding of compliance laws and issues, particularly in the areas of health care, human resources, and regulatory compliance. Earning a focused certificate from the USC Gould School of Law can make you a more marketable professional and help you rise through the ranks in this expanding industry.

Curriculum Compliance Certificate Required Courses (12 credits) Course Credit Hours LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 710 Contract Drafting 2 LAW 598 Regulatory Compliance 2 LAW 559 Human Resource Compliance 2 Law 574 Health Care Compliance 2 ... [-]

Certificate in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law

Albany Law School
Online Campus 6 - 12 months September 2018 USA Albany

A new all-online certificate program in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law offers students the opportunity to enroll in a unique half-year to full-year, skills-oriented cyber law track. [+]

A new all-online certificate program in Cybersecurity & Privacy Law offers students the opportunity to enrol in a unique half-year to full-year, skills-oriented cyber law track. The courses are designed to develop the student's skills to:

understand the impact of laws and policy assess a business or organization's cybersecurity and privacy program assess industry best practices along with state, federal and international cybersecurity and privacy rules, make decisions and advise senior decision-makers on how to orient a business or organization to rapidly adapt to a constantly changing risk, compliance, legal and policy environment.

The program consists of three courses for a total of nine credit hours and is offered in a fully-online, distance-learning format, allowing students to complete courses at times that best fit their schedules. Each course takes 14 weeks to complete and may be taken concurrently so that all three courses can be completed in one academic semester.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice allows students to complete the practical legal training (PLT) requirements necessary for admission by the Supreme Court of NSW to practise as a lawyer. The UTS PLT program is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) of the Supreme Court of NSW and offers students a university-standard level of teaching, involving interactive exercises such as practice courts, simulated practice transactions and skills training. [+]

Career options include lawyer, provided graduates have fulfilled all other academic requirements.

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Employment Law UK - CPD & IAO Accredited

John Academy
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Employment in the UK is a very long and complicated process. Most companies start recruiting new graduates almost a year prior to the starting date of a job. Yet many people want to work there as it is a breeding ground for new tech, innovation, and multi-culture. If you want to get a clear understanding of the employment laws in the UK, you should definitely consider taking this course. [+]

Who is the course for? People who are interested in getting a job in the UK and need to learn about the laws Professionals seeking to gain employment in UKVI or as a solicitor Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

A Certificate in Paralegal Studies develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this growing career field. Students will develop competency in various areas of the law including the foundations of law, contemporary worldviews, rhetoric, and real estate. Credits earned in this program can also be put toward a bachelor`s degree. [+]

A Certificate in Paralegal Studies develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this growing career field. Students will develop competency in various areas of the law including the foundations of law, contemporary worldviews, rhetoric, and real estate. Credits earned in this program can also be put toward a bachelor`s degree.

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Online NCA Exam Prep

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University
Online Full time 12 months September 2018 Canada Toronto

You should take this program if you already have your NCA assessment or your assessment results are pending and you plan to write your NCA exams in the next 12 months (any of the next three NCA exam sittings.) [+]

Planning to sit your NCA exams? OsgoodePD can help you prepare. Online NCA Exam Prep

Designed for Internationally trained lawyers who have their NCA Assessment or are planning to write their NCA exams in the next 12 months.

OsgoodePD’s NCA Exam Prep Program is specifically designed for internationally qualified lawyers and law graduates planning to write any or all of the National Committee on Accreditation’s five mandatory examinations:

Foundations of Canadian Law Canadian Constitutional Law Canadian Administrative Law Canadian Criminal Law Professional Responsibility Who is this Program for?

You should take this program if you already have your NCA assessment or your assessment results are pending and you plan to write your NCA exams in the next 12 months (any of the next three NCA exam sittings.)... [-]


Certificate in CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 2 more

The Curriculum Management System (CMS) Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program provides job-related training at the entry level to candidates for law enforcement officer positions. [+]

The Curriculum Management System (CMS) Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program provides job-related training at the entry level to candidates for law enforcement officer positions. The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, in accordance with Florida Statutes. This program requires enrolling individuals to be physically and mentally strong, fair-minded, and constantly alert.

Upon completion of the program, the student must pass the Florida State Officer Certification Exam before receiving provisional certification. This certification is required for employment as a law enforcement officer in local, county, and state law enforcement agencies.... [-]