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Specialized Fields of Study & Concentrations

Penn State Law students gain core knowledge and basic skills in the first-year curriculum and students in their second and third year have the option to concentrate their studies in one or more of the law school's 21 specialized fields of study. LL.M. students can take courses in any of our specialized fields of study during their one-year program.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in the Specialized Fields of Study below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward a Concentration.  Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition. Students may earn multiple Concentrations. Students must submit their Concentration Declaration Application by the last day of the semester prior to their graduation.

Courses and the Concentration Declaration Application for each Concentration are available on each of the Specialized Fields of Study pages below.

Please email the Office of the Registrar or the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs if you have questions regarding the use of a course not listed for a specific Concentration.