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Certificate Programs

Get an FIU Law Certification

J.D. Students may select between our two available certificate programs. Information and advice about compliance and certificate requirements can be found below.

IP Certificate

Intellectual Property Certificate Requirements

  • Students must (a) earn at least 14 credits from the Intellectual Property course list, (b) take at least two courses from the Entrepreneurship course list, and (c) take the Intellectual Property survey course.
  • Students must earn a GPA of 2.7 over their law school career, as well as a GPA of 3.0 in their courses on the Intellectual Property course list.
  • Students must complete a seminar which requires a 25 page paper based on original research which may be used to satisfy the upper level writing requirement or an independent study that includes a research paper on a topic related to Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property Course List*

  • Advanced Copyright Law seminar
  • Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property seminar
  • Antitrust
  • Computer and Internet
  • Copyright Law
  • Copyright Law seminar
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion and Design Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Human Development seminar
  • Intellectual Property and Human Rights seminar
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law seminar
  • Patent
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Trademark and Geographic Indications

Entrepreneurship Course List*

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Civil Procedure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Complex Litigation
  • Conflict Management Practice-Comparative Perspectives of Negotiation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union Law (including during Study Abroad)
  • Federal Courts
  • First Amendment
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Law and Economics
  • Law Firm Management
  • Law, Science & Technology
  • Negotiation
  • Maritime/Law of the Sea
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Remedies
  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Small Business Clinic
  • Sports Law

*Additional courses may be added from time to time.

Environmental & Natural Resources Law Certificate

FIU Law’s Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law’s requirements are listed below.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • Environmental Law (3 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law (3 credits)
  • Administrative Law (3 credits)

Elective Courses (at least 6 credits)

  • Water Resources Law (2 credits)
  • Ocean and Coastal Law (2 credits)
  • Biodiversity Law (2 credits)
  • Climate Change Law (2 credits)
  • Land Use Law (3 credits)
  • International Environmental Law (2 credits)
  • Energy Law (2 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law and Policy: Field Seminar in Cuba (2 credits)
  • Independent Study on qualifying research area (1-2 credits)
  • Environmental & Natural Resources Law Externship (1-2 credits)

Related Courses (may be taken to count for 0-2 credits from list b)

  • Admiralty Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Construction Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law & Economics
  • Law, Science, and Technology
  • Legislation
  • Local Government Law
  • NAFTA and Other Regional Trade Agreements
  • Real Estate Transactions

Students must earn a GPA of 2.7 over their law school career, as well as a GPA of 3.0 in their courses on the Environmental and Natural Resources Law course list.

A completed application is required, and can be found by clicking here.

The Program Directors may approve electives for credit toward the Environmental and Natural Resources Law certification requirements from the extensive offerings of FIU, such as courses from:

  • The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (GSIPA)
  • The School of the Environment, Arts, and Society (SEAS)
  • The Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
  • The College of Business

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