Certificates will appear as an official comment on the J.D. transcript. Degree candidates and alumni are free to include their certificates on their resumes and bios. Certificates will be given to students, approximately 4-6 weeks after the May graduation. Please note that certificate status will not be noted in the commencement program nor at the commencement ceremony.
Application Process: Download an unofficial copy of your JD transcript using LOCUS. Schedule an appointment with a faculty member in the department you plan to receive your certificate:
Health Law: Megan Bess
Child and Family Law: Professors Diane Geraghty, Anita Weinberg, Bruce Boyer or Stacey Platt
Tax Law: Professors Jeffrey Kwall, or Anne-Marie Rhodes
International Law and Practice: Professor Margaret Moses
Advocacy: Megan Canty
Public Interest: Professor Mary Bird
Bring your completed form and your transcript to the appointment. Faculty will advise you on your curriculum plan, the core subjects covered on the bar exam. Your signed form will be needed at your graduation interview with the School of Law Registrar, Dora Jacks. The Registrar will certify that you meet all of the certificate requirements after final grades have been calculated. Your certificate status will be noted on your transcript when your degree is conferred. You will be notified when your certificate and diploma are ready for pick-up.