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… Read more
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.
Our PGCert in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of t ... +
The Law School's Environmental Law Program (ELP) was established in 1988 in recognition of the special challenges the State of Hawai‘i faces in developing an environmentally s ... +
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 ... +
The NSU Law Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program gives you the edge in the highly demanding, engaging career as a paralegal with attorney offices throughou ... +
If you’re keen to try university study, our CertHE Law course online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a Bachelors degree.
The demands of professional life may allow only shorter periods of study for obtaining a postgraduate qualification. Our postgraduate program also includes the possibility of ... +
Practical legal training (PLT) is a mandatory requirement for admission to practise law in NSW and UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer a PLT qualification.
The Certified Program Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution provides an in-depth and practice-oriented legal training in that field. The curriculum offers students ... +
The Curriculum Management System (CMS) Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program provides job-related training at the entry level to candidates for law enforcement officer positio ... +
The 8-month Paralegal Certificate program provides students with 24 semester hours of law specialty courses and meets or exceeds the program duration requirements of recognize ... +
If you are a mid-career professional who has a law degree from outside the United States and would like to further your law study on a non-credit, non-degree basis, we invite ... +
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 ... +
This course is for qualified lawyers from common law jurisdictions outside Australia who are seeking admission to practise law in NSW. Students complete 30 credit points of co ... +
UTS has established expertise and a reputation for providing courses relevant to the needs of the patent and trade mark professions. The UTS Intellectual Property program is t ... +
This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of their professional fields.