Choosing to pursue a certificate of specialization will help set you apart. Focusing your studies means you'll be ready to excel upon graduation.

We encourage you to check out your options. If you choose to pursue one of these certificates, the coursework, practical experience and real-world activities will help you develop the expertise prospective employers are often seeking.

Students who are in the Juris Doctor program at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law can apply for certificates in the areas of:

  • Advocacy
  • Child and Family Law
  • Compliance*
  • Health Law
  • International Law and Practice
  • Public Interest and Social Justice Certificate
  • Tax Law
  • Transactional Law

*Students in the LLM in Business Law and Health Law programs of the MJ in Health Law may also receive a Compliance Certificate.


Receiving your certificate

Students must present an application at their graduation interview with the School of Law Registrar, Dora Jacks. The Registrar will certify that all of the certificate requirements have been met after all final grades have been calculated.

Certificates will appear as an official comment on the transcript and will be given to graduates at the end of the semester, approximately 2–3 weeks after degrees are conferred. Students will be notified when the certificate is ready for pick up.