Academic Concentrations

Beginning in August 2017 students may pursue a concentration as part of the J.D. program at the Law School. Concentrations indicate focused coursework and experiential learning or independent research in a particular area of study beyond the required curriculum. Students who complete the concentration will receive a notation on their Law School transcripts. Concentrations include:

  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
Each concentration requires successful completion of (1) two or more foundational courses, (2) three or more approved courses, and (3) an independent research paper or an experiential course.

Concentration requirements and/or course selections can be found here. The Completion of Concentration form is available to only students in their third year of study. Form submission deadlines are:

  • February 1st for May graduates
  • May 1st for August graduates
  • September 1st for December graduates

Please note that these requirements/course selections may be revised from time to time, depending on course and instructor availability.

A student will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements for completion of the concentration only upon approval of the Vice Dean.