LL.M. & M.S.L. Certificates:

  • Allow students to develop their skills and knowledge in a specific area of law without requiring additional time or tuition.
  • Make students more marketable to employers by providing a credential attesting to their competency, commitment and training.
  • Ensure that students receive recognition for the successful completion of a specialized course of study. 
  • Provide students with a road map for curriculum planning.

How to Earn a Certificate

Core Courses

All LL.M. & M.S.L. candidates must take at least four (4) of the following core courses:

Core Course Credits
Administrative Law 3
ADR for the Litigator 3
Constitutional Law 4
Contracts I 2
Contracts II 3
Criminal Law 3
Criminal Procedure Investigation 3
Cyberspace Law 2
Intellectual Property Law 3
Real Property I 4
Real Property II 3
Remedies 3
Torts I 3
Torts II 3

M.S.L. AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY

M.S.L. candidates and international students are required to take the following course:

Course Credits
Introduction to the U.S. Legal System 3

Applied Business Law Certificate

Applied Business Law explores the application of business law to real-world business decisions. Topics covered include alternative dispute resolution, business lifecycle management, business organizations, income tax, employment law, and secured transactions. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be equipped with the legal and business skills necessary to work effectively with entrepreneurs and business entities.

applied business LAW CERTIFICATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To earn a certificate in Applied Business Law, students must complete the required and core courses for the LL.M. or M.S.L. degree.  Additionally, students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours from the following list of courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Required Course Credits
Business Organizations 3
Experiential Courses Credits
Advanced Dispute Resolution Capstone 4
Business Planning for the Small Business Capstone 4
Business Reorganization Law Capstone 4
Elective Courses Credits
Antitrust Law 3
Conflict Management & ADR 3
Corporate Compliance & Ethics 3
Creditors’ Rights 3
Electronic Commerce 2
Employment Discrimination 3
Federal Income Taxation of Business Entities & Owners 3
International Business Transactions 2
Law Practice Management 2
Securities Regulation 3
Transactional Drafting 2
UCC: Payment Systems 3
UCC: Secured Transactions 3

In exceptional cases, the Associate Dean has the ability to substitute an elective course for a required course.

Criminal Law Certificate

Criminal Law regulates conduct that society as a whole considers so harmful that it is prohibited, prosecuted, and punished. Students pursuing this certificate will learn the basics of criminal law and procedure and will also explore advanced topics such as white collar crime and trial advocacy. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to succeed as criminal law practitioners or policymakers.

CRIMINAL LAW CERTIFICATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To earn a certificate in Criminal Law, students must complete the required and core courses for the LL.M. or M.S.L. degree.  Additionally, students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours from the following list of courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 

Required Course  Credits 
Criminal Law 3
Experiential Courses  Credits
Criminal Advocacy Capstone 4
Cybercrime Capstone 4
Elective Courses Credits 
Criminal Law Lab 1
Criminal Procedure Adjudication 3
Criminal Procedure Investigation Doctrine & Skills 3
Cybersecurity and National Security Law 2
Cyberspace Law 2
Federal Criminal Law 3
Law Practice Management 2
Social Media and Criminal Law 1
The Jury 2
Trial Practice-Criminal 3
White Collar Crime 2

In exceptional cases, the Associate Dean has the ability to substitute an elective course for a required course.

Cyberlaw Certificate

Cyberlaw examines the legal issues that arise when a computer or the Internet is used to communicate or exchange information. Topics covered include cybercrimes, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, cyberwar, digital privacy, electronic publishing, online mediation, social media, video gaming, and virtual legal services. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be well prepared to address legal problems raised by the increased use of technology in a global society. 

cyberlaw Certificate Course requirements

To earn a certificate in Cyberlaw, students must complete the required and core courses for the LL.M. or M.S.L. degree.  Additionally, students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours from the following list of courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. 

Required Course Credits
Cyberspace Law 2
Experiential Course Credits
Cybercrime Capstone 4
Elective Courses  Credits
Cybersecurity and National Security Law 2
EU Privacy Law 2
Electronic Discovery 2
Law of Video Gaming 1
Law and the Internet of Things 2
Legal Innovations Law 2
Privacy Law  2
Social Media Law 3
Unbundling and the Future of Law  3
Virtual and Online Mediation 1

In exceptional cases, the Associate Dean has the ability to substitute an elective course for a required course.

Intellectual Property Law Certificate

Intellectual Property Law  explores the legal issues relating to the representation of clients in the field of intellectual property, which includes the areas of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law, and media and entertainment law. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be well prepared to address legal issues involving the encouragement, protection, and exploitation of  innovation, technology, creativity, and resulting intellectual property assets.

intellectual property law Certificate COURSE requirements

To earn a certificate in Intellectual Property Law, students must complete the required and core courses for the LL.M. or M.S.L. degree. Additionally, students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours from the following list of courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  

Required Course Credits
Intellectual Property 3
Experiential Courses  Credits
Commercialization of Intellectual Property Capstone 4
Patent Litigation Capstone 4
Patent Practice and Procedure Capstone 4
Trademark Prosecution and Practice Capstone 4
Elective Courses Credits
Antitrust Law 3
Copyright Law 2
Entertainment Law 3
International Intellectual Property Law 2
Licensing and Intellectual Property 2
Patent Law 2
Trade Secret Law 2
Trademarks and Unfair Competition 2

In exceptional cases, the Associate Dean has the ability to substitute an elective course for a required course.

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