J.D. Certificates

Focused legal studies through certificates.

By choosing a certificate, you’ll set yourself apart in the competitive job market. At the end of your studies, you’ll do a substantial project, which might involve writing a paper, participating on a trial team, working in our legal clinics or participating on moot court.

Choose from:
Business, Commercial and Tax Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Family Law
Health Law
International and Comparative Law
Litigation

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from expert faculty, including:

Business, Commercial and Tax Law: Professor Edward Morse—a scholar on taxation, trade, technology, and regulation, who, prior to joining the Creighton faculty, was a law clerk for Hon. Deanell R. Tacha of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and he was associated with the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.

Criminal Law and Procedure: Professor Raneta Lawson Mack—who is widely published on criminal law-related issues, including concealed weapons laws, bias in the criminal justice system and comparative criminal procedure.

Family Law: Professor Catherine M. Brooks—is a co-founder of The Center for the Study of Children’s Issues, at Creighton University. She is an editor and co-author of The Nebraska Juvenile Court Procedures Manual and consults locally with child advocacy groups, family law practitioners, and a social service agency. 

Health Law: Professor Kelly Dineen, who, in addition to more than a decade as a nurse, also has practiced health law and served as an administrator in top academic health law programs. Her work has been published in leading health care journals and currently focuses on the impact of decision making by law makers, policy makers and providers on health care quality

International and Comparative Law: Interim Dean Michael J. Kelly —who has authored and co-authored 4 books and more than 30 articles and book chapters in the areas of international and comparative law and Native American law.

Litigation: Professor R. Collin Mangrum—graduate of Harvard University whose annual treatises on Nebraska evidence law and Utah evidence law are widely cited and used.