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Focus Your JD Degree With Specialized Law Certificate Programs From MC.

MC Law provides you more options for earning a certificate of legal study in specialized areas of the law.

These legal certificate programs of study assist in guiding you in the design of your educational program while in law school to maximize your training in the field that interests you. You'll leave MC Law well prepared to practice in these particular legal areas. The certificates also provide you with recognition of academic excellence after fulfilling the certificate requirements. 

Enhance Your Legal Training With one of MC’s Law Certificate Programs

Requirements for earning a certificate with your JD Degree

Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses in the certificate program in which they participate to complete the certificate requirements. Additionally, students must earn at least a grade of C+ in any individual course that is counted toward the certificate. Each program consists of specified required courses, designated elective courses and skills courses, a writing requirement, and, in some programs, a minimum number of hours of courtroom observation. The writing requirement in satisfaction of the certificate requirements may also satisfy the writing requirement for the J.D. degree.

Students may earn only one of these certificates in the J.D. program. A student may, however, earn both the Civil Law Certificate and one of the practice area certificates. Students seeking to earn a certificate in one of the designated practice areas must apply for admission to the certificate program with the designated faculty advisor for that program. The designated faculty advisor is identified in the registration materials provided to students each fall and spring semester, or this information may be obtained from the Director of Student Records.