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.

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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom + 17 More

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 ... Read more

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 this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulation which is being formed around it. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
17 weeks
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, USA

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 ... Read more

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 you to apply to our Visiting International Professionals (VIP) Program. This program enables participants to craft a flexible curriculum to suit their needs, whether it be specializing in a specific area of law or taking a variety of law subjects. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Essex Online
Colchester, United Kingdom + 1 More

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.

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. Read less
Certificate
01 Aug 2020
Part-time
16 months
English
Online
 
Albany Law School
Albany, USA

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
6 months
English
Campus
Online
 
European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

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 ... Read 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. Read less
Certificate
01 Apr 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice allows students to complete the practical legal training (PLT) requirements necessary for admission by the Supreme Cour ... Read 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. Read less
Certificate
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Polk State College
Lakeland, USA + 3 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 positio ... Read 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. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Paralegal
Houston, USA

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 ... Read more

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 recognized paralegal authorities and organizations. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Part-time
8 months
English
Campus
Online
 
E-Learning University of Athens
Athens, Greece

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 deal ... Read more

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. Read less
Certificate
11 Jun 2020
19 weeks
English
Online
 
Danube University Krems FBG - Department of Law
Krems an der Donau, Austria + 1 More

The Certified Program Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution provides an in-depth and practice-oriented legal training in that field. The curriculum offers students ... Read more

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. Read less
Certificate
01 Oct 2020
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, USA

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany

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 ... Read 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. Read less
Certificate
01 Apr 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

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 ... Read more

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 core subjects spanning ethics, property, constitutional and administrative law. Read less
Certificate
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

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 ... Read more

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 the first at an Australian university that fulfils the entire educational requirements for registration as a registered Trans-Tasman patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board, as well as registration as an Australian trade marks attorney. Read less
Certificate
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of their professional fields.

This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of their professional fields. Read less
Certificate
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus