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Certificate Programs

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Certificate Programs

TRAINING TOMORROW’S LEGAL EXPERTS

Match your career choices with SULC’s areas of special expertise. A certificate program is a formal course of study within the curriculum that gives the student a formalized focus in a particular area of the law. Successful completion of a certificate program not only represents significant learning, but can also demonstrate to potential employers a student’s commitment to the practice area.

The Certificate in Public Law

The Certificate in Public Law is for students interested in careers in the public policy arena. Taking advantage of SULC’s location in Louisiana’s capital city, the program offers specialized courses and externships, and opportunities for interdisciplinary study designed to expose students to the policy-making process. The certificate program trains students in the skills important to lawyers who participate in the development of law and policy in legislative, administrative, and judicial settings.

Requirements:
Students must complete all requirements for the award of the JD degree and must additionally earn a total of 15 credit hours in public law-designated courses, obtaining an overall GPA of 3.0 in said courses. The public law-designated courses consist of: Administrative Law (required for the certificate), Louisiana Administrative Law, Consumer Law, Legislative Drafting I, Legislative Drafting II, Local Government Law, Clinical Legal Education/Externship I and II (subject to approval and both required for the certificate), and Education Law.

For information on and to qualify for the certificate program contract the Office of Records and Registration.

The Certificate in Tax Law

There is a growing demand for attorneys with expertise in the law of taxation. The Tax Law Certificate gives students the change to develop the practical and technical skills needed to build successful tax careers. Our certificate signals to employers that the student not only has a mastery of the basic principles of taxation but also has been exposed to many of the intricacies of tax administration, litigation, and practice. Further, the Tax Law Certificate evidences to LLM admissions committees that the student has the foundation to be successful in a rigor graduate tax program.

Requirements:
Students must complete all requirements for the award of the JD degree and must additionally earn a total of 16 credit hours in tax law-designated courses, obtaining an overall GPA of 3.0 in said courses. The tax law-designated courses consist of: Business Entities, Estate Planning, Income Tax, International Tax, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tax Procedure and Litigation, Taxation of Flow-Through Entities, and Trusts. No more than 6 of the total required 15 credit hours may be obtained from participation in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

For information on and to qualify for the certificate program contract the Office of Records and Registration.