Specializations | School of Law | SIU

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Specializations help students gain a deeper knowledge of a particular area of the law, while demonstrating to potential employers their genuine interest and growing expertise in the field. 

Find information below about each of the opportunities offered for students to earn a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging their completion of a specially designed course of study in a particular area of law practice. 

To help with curricular planning, students interested in pursuing a specialization are strongly encouraged to discuss their intentions with the faculty advisor for the particular program or the associate dean for academic affairs by the end of the first year of law school if possible.

Business & Transactional Law

Health Law & Policy

Intellectual Property

International & Immigration Law

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Public Interest Law