Law School Certificate Programs

Washington University School of Law offers three certificate programs that provide J.D. students with an opportunity for concentrated study in specific areas.  

To obtain a certificate in any of the above areas, students must meet the requirements for the J.D. degree.  In addition, of the 86 credits needed to earn the J.D. degree, 15 credits must be earned in designated courses in the certificate programs.   To see the course requirements for each of the certificate programs, please click on any of the links above.  Note that these certificate requirements apply to J.D. students starting with the Class of 2016 and all J.D. students thereafter.

If you have any questions about the certificates, email