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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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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.... [-]


Competition Law Certificate

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

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul, for a total amount of 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Competition Law in the global arena with 3 ECTS credits, that can be combined with either Intellectual Property Law or Legal English. [+]

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul, for a total amount of 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Competition Law in the global arena with 3 ECTS credits, that can be combined with either Intellectual Property Law or Legal English.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Gain a knowledge of competition law in its historical evolution and connections with the European social law Acquire an understanding of the topic in its legal dimension (doctrine, legal literature, and cases) Be able to carry out a critical evaluation of the provision of the Treaties, either those designed for business either those applicable to States Demonstrate understanding of the most relevant topics Know how to apply rules to cases Be able to engage in the analysis of the best practices and choose the right applicable solutions Learning and teaching strategies ... [-]

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 ... [-]

Environmental Law Certificate

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

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15 hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul; or concentrated in 30 hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Environmental Law, combined with either Intellectual Property Law or Competition Law. [+]

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15 hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul; or concentrated in 30 hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Environmental Law, combined with either Intellectual Property Law or Competition Law.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Identify sources, fundamentals and major areas of the international environmental law; environmental protection vs sustainable development Understand the role of a variety of actors who shape the world environmental policy and lead international negotiations under the impending challenges imposed by emerging issues such as climate change Assess impacts and find side-effects of past EU policies in order to Identify techniques, procedures, and strategic areas to further improve compliance with the international environmental requirements, at national and EU level Assess the impact of market transactions on third parties who are affected by such transactions without taking part, and be able to provide legal assistance as well as incorporate their interests and needs into business decisions and legal policies Know how to apply rules to cases Be able to engage in the analysis of the best practices and choose the right applicable solutions Learning and teaching strategies ... [-]

Intellectual Property Law Certificate

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

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul for a total amount of 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Intellectual Property Rights for a total amount of 4 ECTS credits, that can be combined with either Competition Law or Legal English. [+]

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul for a total amount of 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Intellectual Property Rights for a total amount of 4 ECTS credits, that can be combined with either Competition Law or Legal English.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Understand the difference between patents, trademarks and copyrights and the fundamentals to protect, buy and sell ideas and intellectual property Identify the additional issues that new technologies have raised in the field of intellectual property law, with practical applications to specific sectors (such as Music, Entertainment, Cinema) Understand the principles of patent, trademarks, and copyrights registration and exploitation in a global market of open innovation, taking into account ethical limits, barriers, and regulations imposed by specific markets, through case studies focused on the new emerging economies Be able to assess what can and cannot be protected, and what rights the owner does and does not obtain Be able to critically analyze the business models generated by the new economy of the intangibles Learning and teaching strategies ... [-]

International Law Certificate

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Honolulu

Our faculty includes many leading scholars in international law; they specialize in areas such as international criminal law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and international environmental law. [+]

Our faculty includes many leading scholars in international law; they specialize in areas such as international criminal law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and international environmental law. The Law School offers a wide variety of international law courses, in both public and private law, allowing students to earn a certificate in the area.

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Environmental Law Program

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Honolulu

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 sustainable economy in a unique island environment. [+]

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 sustainable economy in a unique island environment. ELP trains students to become future attorneys, policymakers, and scholars in the field of environmental law locally, nationally, and internationally.

Accordingly, ELP offers a significant number of courses to second- and third-year students that allows them to explore the opportunities and challenges in this emerging field of law.

Students also may opt to earn a Certificate in Environmental Law. Students wishing to complete the ELP certificate undertake a core series of classes and must complete a directed study, externship, produce a scholarly article or paper, or participate as a member of the Environmental Law Moot Court Teams. Thanks to its dedicated faculty, ELP has gained national recognition and is currently among the finest environmental programs in the United States.... [-]


Certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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

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 the award of either a Diploma or Certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law based on shorter periods of coursework study. [+]

Certificate 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.... [-]


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. [+]

Certificate 2018/2019. 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Online Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate

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

The USC online Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate is open to both international students and domestic J.D. graduates who wish to pursue a career in the fast-paced entertainment industry. [+]

The USC online Certificate in Entertainment Law and Industry is designed for domestic J.D. graduates and international students who wish to pursue a legal career in the entertainment industry.

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

With its roots in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, the entertainment law certificate is designed to give you the high-level legal expertise to thrive in film, television, or media.

Curriculum Entertainment Law and Industry Certificate Required Courses (12 credits) Course Credit Hours LAW 603 Business Organizations 4 LAW 710: Contract Drafting 2 LAW 527: Intellectual Property: Copyright 2 LAW 551: Intellectual Property: Trademark 2 LAW 522: Entertainment Law & Industry 2 ... [-]

Online Business Law Certificate

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

The rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business. Earning this exclusive USC credential can increase a student’s marketability with top multinational employers looking for this unique specialization. This certificate is available to both U.S. and international legal professionals. [+]

The USC online Business Law Certificate is open to both international students and domestic J.D. graduates who may utilize business law in their career. This certificate program can be completed as a standalone program or included in the LL.M. required coursework to specialize your degree. When you earn a graduate certificate in business law online from USC, it signals to employers that you have the knowledge and skills—from organizational and financial aspects to deal-making and contract negotiation—important to providing top-notch legal counsel in a business context. The rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business. Earning this exclusive USC credential can increase a student’s marketability with top multinational employers looking for this unique specialization. This certificate is available to both U.S. and international legal professionals.... [-]


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 ... [-]

PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law

University of Essex Online
Online Full time 8 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

Our PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law course* online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards our full LLM. The course enables students to explore areas such as law of world trade organization, international competition law, and international sales of goods. [+]

Our PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law course* online can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards our full LLM. The course enables students to explore areas such as law of world trade organization, international competition law, and international sales of goods.

Law is a widely recognized and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organization.

*The start date of this course is still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund is given.... [-]