Texas Tech University

Certificates and Concentrations

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Texas Tech Law offers concentrations and certificate programs in several areas for students who want to specialize in a specific field. Students must complete designated courses within their chosen area and perform at a high level on a directed research project. Students who complete the requirements for a concentration will receive a notation on their transcript, signaling to potential employers that the student possesses an increased expertise in a certain area.

Criminal Law & Innocence

Texas Tech University School of Law is one of the few law schools in the country to offer a Concentration in Criminal Law and Innocence. This innovative program is founded upon experiential learning, innovative coursework, and research on criminal justice reform issues as well as real cases in which the innocence of a convicted defendant is at issue. The concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal law, either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney.

Law and Science

The Law and Science concentration offers students an opportunity to focus on the intersection of newly arising legal and scientific issues. In addition to the general concentration, students can choose to specialize in emerging fields such as Biosecurity Law, Cybersecurity Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, or Water Law. By developing this expertise, students are better prepared to take on the legal challenges and opportunities brought on by the increased role of science and

Business Law

The Business Law Concentration offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on the ever-growing area of business law—from multi-national enterprises and complex securities regulations to family ventures and transactional planning.

Certificate in Emerging Technologies Law

This certificate program explores emerging technology law and policy and how to frame our interactions with it, both domestically and globally. Fields including nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences are among the topics explored as the students delve into how technology applies to traditional concepts of tort law, criminal law, constitutional law, and existing regulatory frameworks.

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