Recognizing the increasing need for specialization, the University of Miami School of Law offers targeted curricula leading to certificates in key practice areas. A certificate program is a formal course of study within the curriculum that is similar to a college major. Successful completion of a certificate program demonstrates to potential employers a student's commitment to the practice area.
At Miami Law, we offer Certificate Programs in the following areas of concentration:
1. The Business and Financial Law Certificate program: This program enables students to focus their studies in preparation for assisting clients undertaking sophisticated business, commercial and financial transactions.
2. The International Law Certificate Program: Students who are planning to work in the areas of international business transactions, international arbitration, transnational litigation, international human rights, international development, or whose practice is likely to involve the law of another country, should consider this curriculum choice.
3. The Employment, Labor and Immigration Law Certificate Program: Students who are planning to counsel large or small businesses, or serve as in-house counsel, as well as those who will work with unions or represent individual employees should consider this curriculum choice.
4. Litigation Specialization Certificate Program: Students thinking seriously about becoming a litigator/trial lawyer should consider the Litigation Specialization Certificate Program. The certificate is structured to provide the opportunity for a law student to become the best practice-ready litigator/trial lawyer that any law school education can produce.
Brendan Corrigan discusses his experience in our joint degree program in law and public administration and how this master's complements a law degree. He also expands on how someone can use these combined degrees for career choices.