Degree and Certificate Programs

A degree from the UConn School of Law provides graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a successful and meaningful legal career. Dual degrees enhance the prospects of students who seek a legal career that intersects with another profession, and certificates offer a specialized focus in a chosen area of law.



Juris doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), and Doctor of the Science of Laws (SJD)


Eight ways for JD candidates to focus on a chosen field of law.


A credential in compliance for lawyers and business people.


Five specialized LLM programs to choose from.

Degree Programs

Juris Doctor (JD)

The JD program offers full-time (three-year) and part-time (four-year) programs that educate students about the tenets of the law and legal systems and prepares them for the bar examination.

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Master of Laws (LLM)

UConn School offers LLM programs in five areas: U.S. Legal Studies; Insurance Law; Human Rights and Social Justice; Energy and Environmental Law; and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

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Doctor of the Science of Law (SJD)

The SJD is a research doctorate in law requiring advanced scholarly work at a high intellectual level and culminating with a doctoral dissertation. Graduates typically seek careers in academia, government or the judiciary.

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Certificate in Corporate and Regulatory Compliance

This certificate, offered jointly with the UConn School of Business, is for professionals interested in careers in compliance, ethics, internal monitoring, regulatory affairs and related areas. It's open to lawyers, UConn Law students and non-legal professionals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree.

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Dual Degrees

UConn Law students may combine their JD degrees with an LLM or master's degree to broaden their professional prospects.

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JD Certificates

JD students may choose among eight certificate programs to explore and specialize in their chosen fields of law.

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LLM Certificates

LLM students may choose among seven certificate programs to add a speciality in their chosen fields of law.

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