Poverty Law and Economic Justice, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Poverty Law and Economic Justice, open to all JD students, gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop their expertise in the field of poverty law and economic justice. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required LAW Courses

Complete one of the following:3-6
Anatomy of Autonomy
Community Economic Development
Housing Law
Law and Economic Development
Law and Inequality
Poverty Law and Practice Clinic
Private Litigation in the Public Interest
Social Welfare Law
In addition, complete one of the following:3-6
American Legal Thought: Traditional and Critical
Anatomy of Autonomy
Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic
Community Business Law Clinic
Community Economic Development
Consumer Law
Critical Race Theory
Disability Law
Domestic Violence Clinic
Drug Law and Policy
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
Education Law
Elder Law
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law—Compensation, Benefits, and Retirement
Family Law
Health Law
Housing Law
Human Rights, IP, and Access to Medicines
Immigrant Justice Clinic
Immigration Law
International Human Rights and the Global Economy
Law and Economic Development
Law and Inequality
Legal Interviewing Counseling
Negotiation
Non-Profit Organizations
Poverty Law and Practice Clinic
Private Litigation in the Public Interest
Problems in Public Health Law
Public Health Legal Clinic
Quantitative Methods
Race and the Law
Refugee and Asylum Law
Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health
Rights of Noncitizens
Sexuality, Gender, and the Law
Social Welfare Law
State Local Government

Required Non-LAW Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Globalization, Development, and Social Justice
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Psychology of Stratification
Globalization and the City
Social Movements in Health
Education Policy in the United States
Food Systems and Public Policy
Techniques of Policy Analysis
Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change
The Nonprofit Sector in Civil Society and Public Affairs
Housing Policy
Immigration and Urban America
In addition, complete one of the following:4
Globalization, Development, and Social Justice
Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Psychology of Stratification
Globalization and the City
Social Movements in Health
Education Policy in the United States
Food Systems and Public Policy
The 21st-Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context
Urban Development and Politics
Economic Analysis for Policy and Planning
Techniques of Policy Analysis
Techniques of Program Evaluation
Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change
The Nonprofit Sector in Civil Society and Public Affairs
Housing Policy
Immigration and Urban America
Law and the City
Strategizing Public Policy
Cities, Sustainability, and Climate Change

Additional Requirements

Co-op Requirement:  Students must complete at least one co-op related to the certificate topic.

Writing Requirement:  Students must complete a piece of substantial writing that meets the requirements of the JD upper-level rigorous writing requirement and that has a clear connection to the certificate topic.

For additional information on requirements associated with this certificate, please consult the JD program's Student Information Handbook.

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total credit hours required, including at least 6 credits of LAW courses and at least 6 credits of non-LAW courses.

Students must receive a passing grade in all courses and satisfactorily complete all other requirements.