Students can further distinguish themselves by earning a Certificate of Concentration along with the JD degree, thereby demonstrating to potential employers a higher level of knowledge in a particular field of law.
Advocacy: Stetson has ranked No. 1 in Trial Advocacy 22 times in 26 years in U.S. News & World Report. The Advocacy Community includes the Veterans Law Institute, the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, and Social Justice Advocacy.
Elder Law: The Center for Excellence in Elder Law is an internationally recognized program. Students get the opportunity to participate in the premier Elder Law Inn of Court in the U.S., offering them access to some of the nation’s distinguished Elder Law attorneys, to attend the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National Conference, and to become editors for The Journal of Comparative and International Aging, Law & Policy.
Environmental Law: First-year students have unique opportunities to participate in the Ecosystem Banking Workshop and to take Research and Writing II Environmental Law. They have access to distinguished environmental professionals who participate in special lecture series on campus, and have the opportunity to participate in prestigious international and national environmental law moot court and negotiation competitions.
International Law: International Law is designed for students who want to advance their studies in either private or public international law. It is a competitive program designed to admit no more than five students per year.
Social Justice: Stetson Law leverages its strong Advocacy core to prepare students to serve the causes that matter to them. Students choose elective courses with a career path in mind and get one-on-one mentoring and experiential learning opportunities.
Business Law: This concentration is to help prepare those students planning a career in business law, whether in litigation or transactional work, by ensuring that they take courses particularly applicable to business law; develop skills and knowledge outside of classwork relating to business law; receive mentoring from members of the faculty with experience and interest in business law; and recognize students who have demonstrated high degrees of ethics and competence in business law.