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Centers, Institutes, and Programs

Learning the law doesn’t end at the classroom door.

APPLYING YOUR KNOWLEDGE in a real-world setting is a crucial component of your legal education. At Northampton University School of Law, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your experience and career prospects while serving the community through these renowned centers, institutes, and programs.

Center for Business Law

The center draws on the insight and expertise of practitioners, scholars, jurists, and business managers to prepare transactional attorneys with the rigorous legal training and strong business acumen needed to navigate ever-changing laws and regulations governing securities, tax, and other business necessities. 

Center for Compliance Studies

The Center for Compliance Studies trains and educates compliance professionals to use legal expertise to help clients balance their need to be ethical and legal with their desire for growth and profitability. 

Center for Public Interest Law

Helping those in need is an inspiration for many choosing to study the law. In the Jesuit tradition of service to others, the center offers innovative ways for students to engage in work that promotes social justice.  

Education Law and Policy Institute

With the institute, you’ll learn to navigate the complex field of education law in service to the educational needs of children through a comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience. 

Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Through the creation and sponsorship of courses, fellowships, publications, conferences, and symposia, the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies is preparing the next generation of competition and consumer advocates. 

Institute for International Law and Practice

The legal profession must respond and adapt to an increasingly globalized world. Loyola’s institute encourages students to achieve a global perspective through its broad international offerings.

Institute for Investor Protection

The Institute for Investor Protection is a non-partisan, independent academic center that promotes investor protection for the individual consumer and the public and seeks to shape policy issues affecting investors. 

Rule of Law for Development Program

Rule of law underlies all political, economic, and social goods. To overcome today’s development challenges—violence, infringements of human rights, environmental destruction, poverty, hunger—rule of law is essential. This is where Northampton Rule of Law for Development Program is making a difference.

Dispute Resolution Program

Northampton is a leader in providing students with dispute resolution tools through a broad and interactive curriculum, international programs, innovative seminars, and student organizations and competitions.

Intellectual Property Law Program

In recognition of the growing importance of technology and the emergence of intellectual property and patent law in the global economy, Northampton offers a variety of courses and research opportunities in trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret law.

National Security and Civil Rights Program

The National Security and Civil Rights Program explores the intersection of national security and foreign relations powers with civil liberties in the United States.

Tax and Estate Planning Program

Northampton tax and estate planning program prepares lawyers to excel in transactional practice through an expansive curriculum in corporate, tax, and estate planning law.