A certificate from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus demonstrates that you have engaged in the specialized study of American or international law in a program operated by a U.S. law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
Our certificate programs are open to those who have a degree in a law-related field, who have law-related professional experience, or who have a law degree. If you do not have a law degree, we may interview you to determine your eligibility.
You must complete 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher within three years. Of the 12 credit hours, 9 must be either in international/comparative law or in U.S. law. The remaining 3 credit hours can be from either area. You must meet our English language standards. Also, if you do not have a law degree from a common-law country, we require you to attend our introductory seminar on Common Law Reasoning before you begin taking courses.
Qualified candidates may audit law courses when space is available. "Auditing" means that Temple does not issue a grade or grant any credit towards a certificate or degree. Typically, students audit courses to expand their knowledge of U.S. and international law or to prepare for LL.M. or J.D. studies in the United States. Audit students are expected to read and prepare for classes, but they are not required to take the final exam. Audit students have the flexibility of learning without examination pressure or course attendance requirements.
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