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Please Note: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Barco Library is OPEN during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public. If you have questions, please contact the reference desk at 412-648-1325 or barcoref@pitt.edu

Specialized Areas of Study

Certificates and Areas of Concentration for JD Students

One way to prepare for law practice in a society facing information overload and increasingly complex legal issues is to concentrate your academic study in a particular field of law. Pitt Law students who choose this route have the advantage of pursuing any of seven different specialized areas of study, each of which offers students the opportunity to take sharply-focused courses leading to a designation on the transcript verifying completion of a concentrated course of study.

Please review requirements carefully before choosing to enroll in a certificate program or area of concentration. View information about registering for a Certificate Program or Area of Concentration.

Certificates for Non-Law Students

Please note that these programs may require that you complete an internship, externship, or other field work at a facility or facilities external to the University and that such facility or facilities may require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine whether you are qualified to participate.