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Specialized Fields of Study
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.
Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020
The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020. 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. Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.
Courses for each Concentration, and forms for application and completion, are available on each of the Specialized Fields of Study pages below.
- Administrative Law and the Regulatory State
- Advocacy and Litigation
- Antitrust and Competition Law
- Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation
- Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law
- Banking and Financial Regulation
- Commercial Law
- Corporate Law and Practice
- Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
- Energy and Environmental Law
- Families, Children, and the Law
- Health Law
- Immigration and Migration
- Intellectual Property
- International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
- Labor and Employment Law
- Law, Science, and Technology
- National Security, Military, and Veterans
- Public Interest Law