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Arizona Law Faculty Approve Two New Certificate Programs

Beginning with students graduating in 2014, the College of Law will offer two new certificate programs:  one in Family and Juvenile Law and the other in Tax Law and Policy.

The Family and Juvenile Law Certificate Program will provide a curriculum to prepare students for practice in selected areas of concentration in the fields of family and juvenile law. In addition to required and elective coursework in the law school, it will also require interdisciplinary coursework and participation in either a clinic or an internship. There will also be a regular series of speakers, panels, or other presentations from experts on topics related to family or juvenile law; and a faculty-student advisory board to develop initiatives to enhance the educational experience for students and to develop internship and externship opportunities. Professor Emerita Barbara Atwood will serve as the initial Program Director.

The Tax Law and Policy Certificate Program will recognize students who have successfully completed coursework concentrating in the field of tax law and policy. In addition to required and elective coursework in the law school, the program also offers the opportunity to take courses in the Eller College of Management. The program also requires students to engage in ten hours of unpaid, pro bono practice experience with the primary focus on an aspect of tax law. Professors Mona Hymel and John Swain will serve as the Program Directors.

As with the Law College’s International Trade & Business Law Certificate Program and the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Certificate Program, these new certificate programs will help students demonstrate their commitment to a particular field and their satisfactory completion of a specialized educational program.


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