The law is constantly evolving. Enhancing or updating your knowledge can expand your professional opportunities.  As a JD student, you can specialize in a number of areas. If you are a non-lawyering professional, you can consider one of our online certificate programs.

JD Certificates

Your knowledge of a specific area will increase your ability to hit the ground running in your new career as an attorney. These programs go beyond the basics to prepare you for your chosen area of law. You’ll take courses taught by full-time Loyola faculty members as well as leading practitioners—all experts in their fields—and participate in other experiential learning opportunities in the community.

Certificate in Advocacy

Develop litigation and dispute resolution skills that will set you apart. Learn More

Certificate in Child and Family Law

Learn to advocate for justice for children and their families. Learn More

Certificate in Competition and Consumer Protection Law

Understand and advocate for checks and balances on economic power. Learn More

Certificate in Compliance Studies

Develop the skills you need to explore and create ethical solutions within a business and regulatory context. Learn More

Certificate in Health Law

Prepare to jump start your career in health law with the support of this highly-ranked program. Learn More

Certificate in International Law and Practice

Increase your ability to respond to the challenges of an international legal environment, from criminal law to estate planning. Learn More

Certificate in Public Interest Law

Prepare to serve others in government and nonprofit arenas. Learn More

Certificate in Tax Law

Prepare to excel as a corporate, tax, or estate planning attorney by taking part in Loyola’s deep tax curriculum. Learn More

Certificate in Transactional Law

Hone strong analytical, drafting, writing, and negotiation skills so you can excel in firms of all sizes and in various corporate law settings. Learn More

Online Certificate

Your knowledge of the latest developments could provide new opportunities in your chosen profession. Our full-time faculty members, as well as leading practitioners, teach courses in key substantive areas and practical skills.

Our online certificate programs are designed to help you understand the fundamental legal principles and law in one of these two rapidly expanding fields:

Certificate in Conflict Management

Master the art of conflict negotiation, solution-first thinking and restorative justice advancement through a legal lens. Learn More

Certificate in Cultural Competence, Inclusion and the Law

Enhance your knowledge of DEI through a legal lens at the intersection of child law, health law and compliance. Learn More

Certificate in Privacy Law

Study international and domestic privacy and information security laws and regulations. Learn More

All courses are offered online through Loyola’s learning management system and consist of reading assignments, recorded lectures, quizzes or exams, bulletin board assignments, writing assignments, and live classes. Course materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.