Certificate Programs

Washington University School of Law offers three certificate programs that provide Juris Doctor (JD) students with an opportunity for concentrated study in one of three specific areas:

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Public Interest Law

To obtain a certificate in any of the above areas, students must meet the requirements for the JD degree. In addition, of the 86 credits needed to earn the JD degree, 15 credits must be earned in designated courses in the certificate programs. To review the course requirements for each of the certificate programs, please refer to the appropriate pages in this Bulletin. Note that these certificate requirements apply to JD students starting with the Class of 2016 and all JD students thereafter.

For questions about the certificates, please email the registrar's office.