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Certificate Program in US Law

Candidates may choose to attend California Western for a single four-month trimester for many reasons. We offer a one-trimester Certificate Program in U.S. Law for lawyers, judges, legal academics, scholars and other law graduates which is to be completed in four months. This program is available in both the Fall and Spring terms.

Requirements to qualify for a Certificate in US Law:

  1. One (1) required 2-credit course, Introduction to U.S. Law
  2. A minimum of 10 credits and maximum of 13 credits in other regularly offered courses

General Requirements and Information:

  • Certificate applicants must meet the same general requirements as those applying for the LLM/MCL program
  • Students must attend full-time on the law school’s campus—no online courses will be allowed
  • Certificate students will take classes along with LLM and JD students and may choose from a wide selection of courses to suit their own interests
  • Students in the certificate program will receive a Certificate, not a degree
  • Certificate students may attend either the Fall trimester or the Spring trimester
  • Students in the Certificate program will be graded with same standards as students in the LLM/MCL program