Certificate Programs

Drake Law School offers 11 certificate programs, allowing students to get academic credit and build their resumes in a variety of specialties.

A certificate program is a formal course of study within the Law School curriculum that is analogous to a college major.

Successful completion of a certificate program not only represents significant learning in that topic, but it also demonstrates to potential employers a student's commitment to the practice area.

Certificate Programs:

Business Law Certificate
Program director: Professor Matthew Doré

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Certificate
Program director: Professor Laurie Doré

Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Certificate
Program director: Professor Mark Kende

Environmental & Sustainability Certificate
Program director: Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom

Food and Agricultural Law Certificate
Associate program director: Professor Jennifer Zwagerman

Health Law Certificate
Program director: Professor Denise Hill

Intellectual Property Law Certificate
Program director: Professor Shontavia Johnson

International and Comparative Law and Human Rights Certificate
Program director: Professor Hunter Clark

Legislative Practice Certificate
Program director: Professor Julie Smith

Prosecution & Defense Track
Program director: Associate Dean David McCord

Public Service Certificate
Program director: Assistant Dean Bill Hennan


Note: Since Business Taxation was not offered in 2015-16, students may substitute Business Planning for an Advanced-Level Business Course.

Criminal Motions Practicum requirement will be waived for students graduating during the 2016-17 academic year. Students will still be required to complete the total required credits for the certificate.

Certificate Notification Form

Law School News
August 26, 2016
Drake Law School will host 29 Chinese law students from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) as part of the first-ever Introduction to American Law and Legal System Program in September.
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