MC Law awards a Certificate of Civil Law Studies to students who complete all requirements for graduation and who have taken and received a grade of C or better in at least 12 semester credit hours of designated Civil Law courses.
The Certificate of Civil Law Studies is designed to help prepare law students who intend to practice in Louisiana for such practice by familiarizing them with the mixed legal system of Louisiana. Much of Louisiana’s legal heritage is derived from the civil law tradition of France and Spain. Students who complete the certificate program will have an understanding of the core subjects of the Louisiana Civil Code and the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure. They will also have an understanding of both of the dominant legal traditions of the Western world, Civil Law and Common Law.
Students who desire to complete the requirements for the certificate should consult with the Associate Dean prior to preregistration for courses in the students’ third semester.
Application for the certificate must be made by the same deadline set for applications for graduation.
Note: Effective for students entering in academic year 2015-2016, students will be required to take 12 credits qualifying credits in addition to Civil Law Obligations.