LL.M. students who seek in-depth training in a particular area of law are able to earn Certificates of Specialization in various subject matters. Pursuing a certificate of specialization is completely optional; it is not a requirement of the LL.M. degree program.
Certificates are administered by some of our top research centers. To learn more about the certificate requirements and availability by track, please see below.
Certificate Availability by Track
LL.M. Executive Track
Our two most popular certificates:
LL.M. Traditional and Thesis Tracks
Certificates + Bar Eligibility
Most certificates cannot be combined with another certificate, with the exception of the environmental law and energy & clean technology law certificates, and the certificates offered in the LL.M. executive track.
Many of our LL.M. students are able to pursue both a certificate and bar exam eligibility. Some combinations are easier than others, given how much overlap the certificate requirements have with bar exam eligibility. Any combination will take careful planning.