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.
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.