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Arizona Law Announces New Certificate Program in International Trade & Business Law

Responding to an increasing demand for lawyers with global business skills, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has established a new certificate program in international trade and business law. The J.D. certificate program will equip graduates with the legal skills they require to function effectively as legal counsel in a global economy. 

For more than fifteen years, U.S. and international students who already possess a JD degree or its equivalent have been part of Arizona Law’s LLM Program in International Trade Law.  The certificate program will recognize Juris Doctor candidates who choose many of the same courses and opportunities as they seek their first law degree, the J.D.

“Students are becoming more interested in acquiring international skills early in their law school careers. Many of them plan to start working in transnational settings right off the bat, and they need to have a solid foundation as J.D. graduates,” noted Professor David Gantz, Director of the International Trade Law Program. 

The program draws upon Arizona Law’s expert faculty and extensive list of courses in international trade, commercial, and business law fields.  Both the public and private dimensions of international trade law are taught.  There is strong emphasis on courses about U.S. law essential to effective representation of domestic and international business clients, whether the client is a “Fortune 500” public corporation or a closely-held limited liability company. 

Admissions details, as well as information on the certificate program, are available at http://www.law.arizona.edu/Depts/llmitl/jdmain.cfm or from Professor Gantz (gantz@law.arizona.edu).


Posted:03/07/2008