Earn a Certificate as a Part of the WashULaw Online Programs

As a student in the Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law, or dual LL.M. in U.S. Law and Transnational Legal Practice online program, you can earn one of our five certificates that allow you to specialize in particular areas of law: business law, conflict resolution, litigation, regulatory compliance, or employment law. Building on the foundational knowledge you gain from one of our three programs, these certificates will help increase your credibility and make you more marketable in your field.

Students interested in earning a certificate must first enroll in one of the three programs, and then complete at least 9 credits from predefined courses. These credits will count toward the total credits required for the programs. Upon completion, the certificate will be reflected on your official university transcript. You will not receive a separate certificate in the mail with your diploma.

Business Law

Develop your understanding of the law to better negotiate business transactions and understand contractual agreements.

Conflict Resolution

Gain the negotiation and mediation skills needed to effectively manage conflict.


Gain a deeper understanding of civil procedure and the legal processes involved in all stages of litigation.

Regulatory Compliance

Enhance your expertise in legal regulations and contracts to ensure compliance for your organization.

Employment Law

Strengthen your knowledge of the employer and employee legal relationship.