Certificate in Public Law

The Certificate in Public Law offers courses in the College of Arts and Letters with law content. Students specialize in public law to obtain multiple perspectives on the use of law to regulate social problems; to strengthen critical thinking skills; to learn to form and defend arguments.

The certificate requires the completion of 15 units (see requirements section below). Students must obtain a grade of C or better in each of the certificate courses. Up to nine units in the certificate may count towards the political science major but may not count towards the political science minor. Students may obtain the Certificate in Public Law without majoring in political science or another major in the College of Arts and Letters.

The certificate requires 15 units to include:

  • Political Science 346
  • Tweleve units selected from Africana Studies 380, American Indian Studies 485, Philosophy 341, 342, 510, Political Science 347A, 347B, 348, 541, 577, Sociology 443, 543, Women's Studies 370.

See the catalog for a description of courses offered by the department.

When you have completed the courses, send an email to Professor Kimberley Fletcher at [email protected]. In the email, attach a copy of your unofficial transcript and a note specifying which public law courses you took, your year of birth, and your mailing address.

In addition to our certificate, we also offer pre-law advising. For more information, please see our pre-law page.


Professor Kimberley Fletcher 
Office: NH 102
Email: [email protected]

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