Students enrolled in the Masters in Legal Studies program can earn a certificate in a specialty area in addition to the MLS degree. Each certificate requires 9 credit hours in the specialty area as part of a 24-credit MLS requirement. A certificate is optional – and is not required as part of the MLS degree and students may pursue one certificate. Certificates are available in the following areas:
MLS with Certificate in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
The Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution provides LLM students with a substantial foundation in conflict theory and dispute resolution, as well as hands-on opportunities to gain practical skills in the fields of business negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Students can tailor the certificate to best fit their needs as the approved courses for the certificate draw from an extensive list of courses related to negotiation and dispute resolution. Click here for a list of representative courses in this discipline.
MLS with Certificate in Business & Corporate Law
The Certificate in Business and Corporate Law provides LLM students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become well-rounded business lawyers. The approved courses for this certificate draw from the curriculum in this area which ensures that students develop a strong understanding of fundamental areas of business and corporate law while also acquiring advancing training in specialized areas such as corporate finance, law, and economics, publicly traded corporations, and taxation. Click here for a list of representative courses in this discipline.
MLS with Certificate in International Law
The Certificate in International Law will equip LLMs with a strong foundation in international law and specialized training appropriate to their practice interests. The approved courses for this certificate draw from a variety of international law courses, thus allowing students to focus their course of study on areas such as international human rights, international intellectual property, and international commercial arbitration. Click here for a list of representative courses in this discipline.
MLS with Certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
The IP/TL curriculum allows students to study introductory and advanced intellectual property law and to scrutinize the politics affecting those areas of the law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. The approved courses for this certificate draw from a variety of IP and technology law courses including patent, trademark, and copyright issues. In addition, students have the opportunity to consider new and emerging technologies as they relate to other areas of the law. Click here for a list of representative courses in this discipline.