Certificate Programs

Drake Law School offers 11 certificate programs, allowing JD 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.

Download the Certificate Notification Form.

Certificate Programs:

Business Law Certificate
Program director: Professor Matthew Doré

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

Compliance and Risk Management Certificate
Program director: Professor Cathy Lesser Mansfield

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

Environmental and Sustainability Certificate
Program director: Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom

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

Intellectual Property Law Certificate
Program director: Professor Shontavia Johnson

International Law and Global Citizenship Certificate
Program director: Professor Hunter Clark

Legislative Practice Certificate
Program director: Professor Julie Smith

Prosecution and Defense Certificate
Program director: Associate Dean David McCord

Public Service Certificate
Program director: Assistant Dean Erin Lee-Schneider

Law School News
August 18, 2017
Drake Law School will honor former U.S. Congressman Neal Smith, LW'50, on Sept. 21. The event will feature selections from a videotaped interview in which Smith reveals details of his nearly four decades in public service.
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