Many students come to law school with a particular practice area in mind for their future career or quickly develop a special legal interest. For students ready to intensely focus their study after the first year, USD offers concentrated programs in ten key practice areas. These concentrations highlight curricular strengths, offering a rich selection of courses taught by leading scholars and expert practitioners.

Students may consult the concentration curriculum as an informal guide for shaping their education or opt to enhance career preparation by meeting the specific requirements for earning a Certificate of Concentration and transcript notation. Concentrations are available to students who began their law study in the fall of 2008 or later.

Please be aware that election or pursuit of a concentration area does not afford registration or enrollment priority.