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Certificates for Regional Expertise

Complement your JD from Penn Law with a certificate program and bolster your regional expertise and cross-cultural fluency through coursework on world language(s), culture, history, social conditions, political challenges, economic, and/or environmental issues affecting your region of interest.

Certificate of Study in Middle East and Islamic Studies

Awarded by the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center (MEC), this certificate engages you in contemporary research on the modern Middle East or study of the area’s ancient and medieval languages and civilizations.


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Certificate of Study in East Asian Studies

Awarded by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), this certificate allows you to ground yourself in the political, cultural, and historical issues of East Asia as a complement to your law degree.


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Certificate of Study in Latin American and Latino Studies

This certificate is awarded by the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and offers you exposure to Latin American language(s) and culture and Latino Studies in conjunction with your legal education.


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