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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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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 [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. 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. Written Paper During their CAS studies, candidates write a paper, in which they analyze a current and real problem of European or international business law according to academic standards. Topics can be chosen from the modules attended. The work is supervised by a member of the faculty. Admission 1. Academic degree 2. Several years of professional experience 3. Good command of English Target group Our graduates come from the practicing bar, industry, associations and public administration from all around the world. Among them are lawyers, managers or engineers. [-]

Postgraduate Certificate in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector

Sustainability College Bruges
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Bruges + 1 more

The program "Postgraduate Studies in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector" will be organized for the first time at the Sustainability College Bruges in 2018. [+]

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The program "Postgraduate Studies in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector" will be organized for the first time at the Sustainability College Bruges in 2018. The program aims to provide for a thorough insight into the synergies between energy, environmental and climate change law, from the perspective of the energy sector. The courses are thaught by internationally distinguished fellows who are experts in the field. These areas of law concerned are booming areas of legal practice and academic research due to the legal, economic, and societal importance of energy, environmental and climate change regulation. The program consists of three units: International Energy, Environmental and Climate Change law (60h) European Energy, Environment and Climate Change Law (100h) Comparative Energy Environment and Climate Change Law (60h) Program The 2018 program "Postgraduate Studies in International, European and Comparative Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law, relevant to Energy Sector" can be downloaded if you click above on green button to download the application form. Participation Participation in the program can happen in different ways: Fulltime participation: the participant takes the three units in one year (2018), Halftime participation: the participant takes the three units in two years (2018/2019), Modular participation: the participant takes one or more modules (module = 1 day) of one or more units. Participants can be young/senior/retired professionals from the profit, non-profit, government or academic sector. Fulltime participants are eligible to attend, in addition to the... [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Court Personnel/Pre-law

Butte College
Campus Full time 15 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 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Certificate in Correctional Officer Crossover Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Bartow Lake Wales Lakeland Winter Haven + 2 more

The Correctional Officer Crossover Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program provides a curriculum of study for individuals currently employed as correctional officers in local and state agencies, who want to obtain job-related training at the entry level for a position in law enforcement. [+]

The Correctional Officer Crossover Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program provides a curriculum of study for individuals currently employed as correctional officers in local and state agencies, who want to obtain job-related training at the entry level for a position in law enforcement. 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. This program is offered in partnership with Florida State Department of Corrections and local sheriff's offices. Candidates for this program must submit an application to the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety office. [-]

Certificate in CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program

Polk State College
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. 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. Candidates for this program must submit an application to the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Office. [-]

Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law Certificate

The University of Mississippi - School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oxford

The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is the nation’s leading – and only – law school for the study of both air and space law. [+]

Introduction The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is the nation’s leading – and only – law school for the study of both air and space law. The Center offers a certificate in Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law. For law students seeking such specialized legal courses, this certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal processes regulating domestic and international aerospace activities. Students enrolled in the certificate program receive the distinctive, interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise for which the Center is world-renowned. The Center offers a unique curriculum rich in the legal issues that arise from new technologies in space, such as data laws and policies, intellectual property, privacy, liability, international law, use of imagery as legal evidence, environmental issues, space exploration law, and licensing. Additionally, the Center offers studies in aviation law dealing with government regulation of aviation industry, public and private international aviation law, aircraft financing, economic regulation of domestic and international air routes and rates, and environmental aviation law. The Certificate program in Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law consists of four aerospace law courses (12 credit hours), an Independent Study in Aerospace Law and/or possible externship/internship placement (3 credit hours), and three elective courses (12 credit hours), for a total of twenty-seven (27) credits. Minimum Admissions Requirements No student will be admitted to the Certificate program in Air and Space Law unless that student is admitted as a law student to the University of Mississippi... [-]

Criminal Law Certificate

The University of Mississippi - School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oxford

The University of Mississippi School of Law is proud to offer a Criminal Law concentration. Through this concentration of courses, students interested in criminal law are able to immerse themselves in the field of criminal law during their academic studies. [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. Introduction The University of Mississippi School of Law is proud to offer a Criminal Law concentration. Through this concentration of courses, students interested in criminal law are able to immerse themselves in the field of criminal law during their academic studies. Upon successfully completing the requirements of the Criminal Law concentration, the student will be awarded a certificate evidencing their completion of the requirements for the concentration. The students will also have a notation reflecting their successful completion of the Criminal Law concentration made in their official law school transcript. Overview of Program The Criminal Law concentration is designed to provide students with a broad-based exposure to concepts, topics and skills vital to criminal law practitioners. The Criminal Law concentration prepares students for careers in criminal law as local, state and federal prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, public defenders and public interest litigators. To participate in and successfully complete a Criminal Law concentration, students must comply with the course requirements described below. Upon graduation, a student who successfully completes all requirements for the Criminal Law concentration will receive a certificate attesting to such. A notation reflecting successful completion of the Criminal Law Concentration will also be made in the student’s transcript. A combined grade point average of 2.5 in all concentration courses must be achieved in order to successfully complete the concentration. Students earning a combined grade point average of 3.2 or higher in all concentration courses will have “with honors” reflected on their certificates. The “with honors” notation... [-]

Business Law Certificate

The University of Mississippi - School of Law
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oxford

The Business Law Institute at the University of Mississippi School of Law offers a program of concentration in business law for students who seek to develop special expertise in business law during their law school careers. [+]

Introduction The Business Law Institute at the University of Mississippi School of Law offers a program of concentration in business law for students who seek to develop special expertise in business law during their law school careers. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, the concentration provides an edge for students who have demonstrated their commitment to and interest in business law. Upon completion of the requirements of the Business Law concentration, students will be awarded a certificate evidencing completion and a notation on their official transcript. The concentration in Business Law is one of the many exciting opportunities offered to aspiring business lawyers by the Law School’s Business Law Institute. Business Law Concentration Requirements The requirements for the Business Law Certificate are as follows: Complete at least 18 credit hours in Core Business Courses; Complete at least an additional 9 credit hours in Elective Business Courses with at least 3 of those credit hours in a skills class; Obtain a minimum 2.5 GPA in courses counted toward Certificate course requirements (minimum 3.2 GPA for Certificate with Honors); and Receive a minimum grade of “C” in each course counted toward Certificate course requirements. In summary, the Certificate requires completion of at least 27 hours (inc. 3 skills hours) in business law classes with no grade lower than a “C” and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the certificate courses. The Core Business Courses are: Corporations Bankruptcy Secured Transactions Income Taxation of Individuals[2] (A) Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders OR (B) Partnership... [-]

Higher Certificate in Islamic Finance, Banking and Law (HCIFBL)

Regent Business School
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Durban Johannesburg

Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording [+]

Certificate 2017/2018. Why A Programme In Islamic Finance And Law? Islamic banking and finance is the fastest growing sector in the Financial Services Industry, recording annual growth rates in excess of 15%. In South Africa initiatives to facilitate Islamic Banking and Finance have been put in place. Tax laws have been amended with a view to attracting petro dollars from the Middle East countries. South Africa can be the hub of Islamic Banking in Africa. In addition there is increased interest in Islamic Banking and Finance in Africa and Islamic Law forms the basis of this. A programme in Islamic Finance and Law will contribute to human capital development in this field. What Will I Gain From This Programme?  The programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of Islamic Law and Finance. The course aims to equip participants with knowledge on a wide spectrum of Islamic Finance, Banking and relevant legal issues in order to enhance understanding of the practicality of Islamic Finance , Banking and Law in a secular state. There is a proliferation of Islamic Banks and Islamic windows in conventional banks in South Africa and throughout the world. Participants will have the basic knowledge and skills to enable them to have insights into the area of Islamic Banking, Finance and Law. The programme will be an enriching experience to those with and without Islamic (Shariah) knowledge and to candidates from various religious denominations. Programme Delivery  The programme will be delivered through a mix of lectures and... [-]