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JD Concentrations

Focused Legal Studies Through Concentrations

By choosing a concentration, you’ll set yourself apart in the competitive job market. At the end of your studies, you’ll do a substantial project, which might involve writing a paper, participating on a trial team, working in our legal clinics or participating on moot court.

Choose from:

Business Law
Criminal Law and Procedure 
Dispute Resolution
Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law
Family Law
Health Law
International and Comparative Law
Sports Law

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from expert faculty, including:

  • Business Law: Professor Edward Morse—a scholar on taxation, trade, technology, and regulation, who, prior to joining the Creighton faculty, was a law clerk for Hon. Deanell R. Tacha of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and he was associated with the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.
  • Criminal Law and Procedure: Assistant Professor Leigh Ellis, JD, former public defender for Douglas County Nebraska.
  • Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Law: Dean Joshua Fershee—who is widely published on environmental and energy law. Prior to joining Creighton Law, he facilitated the creation of West Virginia University College of Law’s first LLM program in energy and sustainable development, and served as the faculty advisor. Dean Fershee was also a co-investigator on a $1.2 million grant to advance science and engineering for localized gas utilization. He also headed the Economic and Community Development Group and was a faculty researcher in the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization for West Virginia’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
  • Dispute Resolution: Professor Rachel Goedken—is the Director of the Werner Institute for Conflict Resolution, and actively practiced negotiation, mediation and arbitration for several organizations before moving to academia. In addition to her work at Creighton Law, she was appointed to the Nebraska Dispute Advisory Council.
  • Family Law: Professor Catherine M. Brooks—is a co-founder of The Center for the Study of Children’s Issues, at Creighton University. She is an editor and co-author of The Nebraska Juvenile Court Procedures Manual and consults locally with child advocacy groups, family law practitioners, and a social service agency. 
  • International and Comparative Law: Professor Michael J. Kelly —who has authored and co-authored 4 books and more than 30 articles and book chapters in the areas of international and comparative law and Native American law.
  • Litigation: Professor R. Collin Mangrum—graduate of Harvard University whose annual treatises on Nebraska evidence law and Utah evidence law are widely cited and used.
  • Sports Law: Professor David P. Weber — who is widely published on sports law related issues like wage discrimination and the legal ramifications.