JD Certificate Program
The Corporate and Commercial Law program offers a full array of doctrinal courses as well as experiential learning opportunities available from the law college’s Legal Externship Program and in the Community Economic Development Clinic, an innovative clinic where student lawyers “learn by doing” the fundamentals of transactional business law practice. Program faculty members provide instruction along with a distinguished group of adjunct faculty, who bring their experience and expertise into the classroom setting.
Students participating in the program may earn a Certificate by completing a comprehensive and demanding curriculum. They begin their second year by taking doctrinal courses in corporations and commercial law. Next, students enroll in Accounting for Lawyers, where they learn to employ terminology and develop skills crucial to business law and to business professionals. They also select one of three paths: corporate law, commercial transactions or business litigation. Subsequent coursework and experiential learning opportunities during the third year are designed to produce J.D. graduates with practice-ready skills sought by business clients.
You are invited to learn more and discuss the Program with faculty members and with the program’s administrative director Randy Wagner. To begin participating in the Program, please complete and submit a Program Enrollment Form. Requirements to earn a Certificate in Corporate & Commercial Law may be viewed here.