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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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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 organisation, international competition law, and international sales of goods. [+]

Certificate 2018. 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 organisation, international competition law, and international sales of goods. Law is a widely recognised 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 organisation. *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 given. Teaching methods and style As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a Virtual Learning Environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law will... [-]

Certificate (CAS) in European and International Business Law

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 - 22 days Open Enrollment Switzerland St.Gallen China Shanghai Japan Tokyo Luxembourg Belgium Brussels Germany Frankfurt am Main + 9 more

• Acquire strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law • Three attendance modules in three different locations • Part-time • For lawyers and non-lawyers • Truly international • In English • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from the University of St.Gallen [+]

Objective Our primary goal is to provide you with strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law, which you can use in your professional working life. As a competent generalist you will be in a position to transfer your new skills to other fields and to move confidently into new areas of activity. Our international candidates attend the modules in different program locations around the globe and develop cross-cultural competence. Credits and tuition fee can be taken into account for the Executive Master Program at a later stage. Structure Three Attendance Modules There's the possibility to select between different focal points, such as: 1. Law & Business in Asia 2. Competition Law 3. Mergers & Acquisitions Each focal point consists of 3 different attendance modules.... [-]


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. [+]

Certificate 2018. CertCE Law Places available: Summer / Autumn 2015 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. Study is based around 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 recognised 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. Why study this subject? Our online CertCE Law course gives you a flexible approach to learning, allowing you to work alongside your studies. Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course will help you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking. Related courses DipHE Law LLB (Hons) Law Learning and Assessments Studying online for your CertCE law qualification offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access. All of our online undergraduate courses have a standard study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to... [-]

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 2018 Germany Frankfurt (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 2018 Germany Frankfurt (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. 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 of Proficiency

University of Auckland Law School
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Law courses can be taken as individual courses for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Applicants must satisfy any prerequisite, co-requisite or other conditions of admission and enrolment. [+]

Law courses can be taken as individual courses for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Applicants must satisfy any prerequisite, co-requisite or other conditions of admission and enrolment.

LLB Part I

Students who have passed LAW 121G and/or LAW 131 may repeat the two courses under a Certificate of Proficiency to improve the grades. Where students repeat LAW 121G and/or LAW 131, both the grade on the first attempt and the grade on the repeat attempt are included in the grade point average calculation for admission into LLB Part II.

NZ law graduates

NZ law graduates may apply to take additional undergraduate law courses for a Certificate of Proficiency. There is no limit to the number of COP courses NZ law graduates can apply for. See ‘How to apply’ below. Law graduates who wish to take more than one COP law elective course to supplement their law degree or to update their legal knowledge and skills, may wish to consider applying for the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Graduate Certificate in Law.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate in Law

University of Auckland Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland + 1 more

Open to both LLB graduates and non-LLB graduates, the PGCertLaw is effectively half of a Master of Laws (LLM) degree or Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree. [+]

Open to both LLB graduates and non-LLB graduates, the PGCertLaw is effectively half of a Master of Laws (LLM) degree or Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree.

If you have limited time or wish to study only a few select courses, this programme is ideal.

For some students, the PGCertLaw may also act as a pathway to the LLM or MLS degrees.

Programme structure

Can be completed full-time (one semester) or part-time (over two years) to allow flexibility for those with other professional or personal commitments.

Students must complete a minimum of 60 points of courses from the Master of Laws schedule (excluding thesis or dissertation courses), alongside Legal Research Methodology (LAW 788).... [-]


Environmental Law Program Course

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 impeding 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 What you will do: Examination of individual cases studies of people at work Formal lectures Visiting speakers/videos and workshops Seminar group work Organizational simulations Transferable skills Students... [-]

Competition Law Course

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. [+]

Certificate 2018. 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 What you will do: Examination of individual court cases studies from famous trade marks infringements Formal lectures Visiting speakers/videos and workshops Seminar group work Organizational simulations Transferable skills Students will: Develop multinational legal skills Demonstrate scenario analysis and planning skills Develop systemic analysis tools and self awareness Assessment criteria Students will: Mid written oral test (30%) Individual written exam (70%) Essential sources... [-]

Intellectual Property Law Course

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 What you will do: Examination of individual court cases studies from famous trade marks infringements Formal lectures Visiting speakers/videos and workshops Seminars and teamworks Game and mock up sessions... [-]

Direct & Cross Examination in Legal Practice Course

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. [+]

Certificate 2018. 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 The information provided in this course will be useful throughout your career and will provide you with the tools and confidence to skillfully question witnesses, taking in consideration theory and international practice. Topic included Demonstration of bad Cross Examination Discussion of why Cross Examiners lose control of the witness The art of Cross Examination Specific techniques to get and keep control of the witness Closing remarks and demonstration of good Cross Examination Tailor your learning experience Standard Direct and Cross Examination course requires 42 contact hours. It can be completed in short intensive formats of 2 - 4 weeks or in a 3-months term, combined with city and culture tours, languages and other legal... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Butte College
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months January 2018 USA Chico

This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law Court Personnel/Pre-law Program Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349 Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2401 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program This program is designed around a core of law-related courses. From this basic core, a student can expand into a number of specialized areas such as pre-law, court personnel, paralegal, law enforcement, public administration, social welfare, and probation. Students entering the program should have a high level of reading and writing ability. It is recommended that students still in high school concentrate on English and business skills. The AS degree should be considered a step towards a higher degree or specialized instruction. To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements. Career Opportunities There are many opportunities available including: positions in a private law firm, district attorney's office, court, social welfare agency, educational institution and all law enforcement-related offices. Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law (29 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of complex laws, court decisions, the court system and legal process and their impact on government, business and society. Demonstrate effective critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills. Effectively interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply complex information from multiple sources. Required courses for the certificate: Criminology Administration of Justice Legal Research Criminal Law Evidence Criminal Investigation Criminal Procedure Work Experience-AJ Beginning Legal Office Procedures Advanced Legal Office Procedures Legal Environment of... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 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 trade marks attorney and patent attorney in Australia under the relevant regulations. [+]

The unique feature of this course is that it may be undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes.

This course provides graduates with an understanding of the principles of the registered trade marks system, the protection of unregistered marks and related forms of protection against misleading or unfair trading conduct in Australia. In addition, graduates understand the content and implication of a patent specification, enabling them to advise upon possible questions of infringement, validity and compliance.

Depending on the subjects taken, graduates may seek registration as a trade marks attorney and/or patent attorney in Australia. Arts administrators or media professionals may enhance career options through building expertise in the commercialisation or management of intellectual property assets. Other career options include: patent and trade marks attorney, IP lawyer, IP portfolio manager, policy maker and government regulator.This course enables overseas registered attorneys to undertake the necessary subjects that the Professional Standards Board requires for Australian registration.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Australian Law

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Certificate in Australian Law is designed to permit appropriately qualified lawyers from common law jurisdictions outside Australia to satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW. [+]

The course allows lawyers from common law jurisdictions to meet the academic requirements to practise in Australia.

Career options include lawyer in NSW within a government or corporate department, private law firm or community law centre, providing students also undertake a course in practical legal training such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).

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Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 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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