“The Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies afforded me with a unique opportunity to complete the J.D. degree and at the same time receive academic recognition for my work related to Latin America. To meet the Certificate requirements, I took a fascinating range of graduate courses on Latin American politics, business, and law; and upon graduating from Michigan, not only did I complete the rigorous study of law but I also deepened my knowledge and developed intellectual interest in Latin America.”
Petro R. Kostiv (2010)
J.D./Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Since 2001, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) has provided scholars from every field the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate a context-based expertise on the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, while providing formal recognition of this expertise on students' transcripts.
The graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is a non-degree credential available to all students enrolled in or admitted to graduate degree programs at Michigan. This certificate may be combined with either a master's or a doctoral degree.