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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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Online Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

The George Washington University Online
Online Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Washington Four

One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies offers a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. The GW graduate certificate in paralegal studies is the credential you need to enter the paralegal profession. It contains the foundational courses that will prepare you to enter the field with confidence and acumen. When you successfully complete the program, you will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the paralegal profession

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One of a select few paralegal master’s degrees in the country and designed specifically for working professionals, GW’s online Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies offers a rigorous and current curriculum to advance the profession and the legal landscape. As a student in either of our online programs, you’ll expand your legal knowledge, refine your skill set and develop practical tools that can be applied to your job from day one; as a GW graduate, you’ll have the confidence and recognized academic credential to lead a fulfilling and prosperous career in the legal field. The GW graduate certificate in paralegal studies is the credential you need to enter the paralegal profession. It contains the foundational courses that will prepare you to enter the field with confidence and acumen. When you successfully complete the program, you will have acquired the knowledge, skills and abilities to enter the paralegal profession The curriculum balances theoretical, philosophical and historical study of law with an emphasis on written and oral communication, analysis, technology and professionalism – skills that employers demand and that will allow you to work proficiently in any area. Courses are rigorous, topical, and exciting. Designed in conjunction with the legal, government, business, and international communities and taught by experts, our dynamic curriculum provides everything you’d expect from a university located in heart of the nation’s capital. The professors who teach you the laws live and work in that realm every day of their professional lives. The GW program provides the depth and... [-]


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.... [-]


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... [-]


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. [+]

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.

The study is based on 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 recognized 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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


Paralegal Certificate Program

CALIMT
Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 weeks March 2018 USA Irvine USA Online + 1 more

The Kensington College of Legal Studies at CALIMT offers hybrid paralegal certificate programs that combine hands-on procedural training with substantive law courses to help prepare you with all the necessary foundation as a paralegal or paralegal assistant so you can hit the ground running in any legal office setting upon graduation. [+]

Paralegal Certificate Program

The Kensington College of Legal Studies at CALIMT offers hybrid paralegal certificate programs that combine hands-on procedural training with substantive law courses to help prepare you with all the necessary foundation as a paralegal or paralegal assistant so you can hit the ground running in any legal office setting upon graduation. Our paralegal and paralegal assistant certificate programs are the longest-running legal support staff programs in Orange County and have been specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for a career in legal settings, in both private and public sectors.

What is a paralegal?

A paralegal is a person trained in legal matters who performs substantial legal work under the direction and supervision of attorneys. ... [-]

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).... [-]


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 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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Course in Sports Law and International Sports Law

E-Learning University of Athens
Online 19 weeks March 2018 Greece Athens

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. [+]

Since ancient times the value of sport, racing and sporting ethics, was qualified including those promoted through human values that contribute to the creation of a coherent personality. In this context, it became necessary to develop norms and create a regulatory framework to preserve and promote the values and ideals of sport. Besides both sport and physical education are fundamental rights for every human being.

Nowadays sport has become a global phenomenon and people participate in various aspects of it by watching video sporting events either by actively participating in the administration or management of these events and while the number of professional athletes and coaches geometrically increases, a multitude of relationships that require legislation is created.... [-]


Certificate in Contracts Law - Level 2

Study 365
Online Full time Part time 30 hours August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Get the career you want and become a skilled contracts lawyer with Study365. This course in Contracts Law is comprehensive and covers all the fundamentals of legal relations, the terms of a contract and much more. Learners will come away with a firm grasp of the roles and responsibilities in Contract Law, so you can enter the profession with confidence and success. [+]

Overview:

Get the career you want and become a skilled contracts lawyer with Study365. This course in Contracts Law is comprehensive and covers all the fundamentals of legal relations, the terms of a contract and much more. Learners will come away with a firm grasp of the roles and responsibilities in Contract Law, so you can enter the profession with confidence and success.

Learning with Study365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests, and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification.... [-]