Requirements

The following are requirements for the International Human Rights Law Certificate:

  • Candidates must successfully complete a basic course in International Law I (or its equivalent) in a J.D. program (or an equivalent course in their home country, in the case of foreign-educated LL.M. students) or during the first year at the Law Center. This course does not count towards the 10 specialization credits for the program.

  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of 10 academic credits of courses listed under International Human Rights Law Certificate in the Curriculum Guide.

  • As part of the 10 specialization credits, each student must successfully complete either International Human Rights, International Human Rights Law, or International Human Rights Law and Practice.

  • A cumulative minimum grade point average of "B-" must be attained in the courses that are counted toward the International Human Rights Law Certificate's specialization requirements.

Credits completed for this Certificate will also count as toward the total number of credits required for the General LL.M. and as specialization credits for the LL.M. in International Legal Studies.

Students may not register for more than one Certificate program.