If you are interested in the growing field of Organizational Ethics and Compliance and want some more depth and a note on your transcript, you may choose to pursue your J.D. with a concentration in compliance. To fulfill the concentration, you must take 12 or more credits of compliance courses, including 3 required courses and 1 or more elective courses. The concentration will be noted on your transcript, and you can tell future employers of your concentration in law school toward this skill set.

Students wanting to pursue a concentration in compliance must decide no later than the beginning of their third year of law school. 

Required compliance courses (9 credits)

1. Compliance Programming: Design, Operation, and Performance (3 credits)
2. Ethical Culture (3 credits) OR Ethical Leadership in Organizations (3 credits)
3. Executive Perspectives on Ethics and Compliance (3 credits)

Several colleges and schools within the university offer electives, some of which require preapproval. Examples of electives our Organizational Ethics and Compliance students have taken are included below. Total electives amount to 3 credits for J.D. concentration students.

Administrative Law (3 credits)
Advanced Externship (3 credits) 
Accounting for Lawyers (2 credits) 
Banking Law (3 credits) 
Broker-Dealer Regulations (2 credits) 
Business Associations (4 credits) 
Compliance Externship (3 credits) 
Consumer Law (3 credits) 
Corporate Finance (3 credits) 
Corporate Governance (3 credits) 
Ethical Leadership in Organizations (3 credits) 
Employment Law (3 credits) 
Environmental Law (3 credits) 
Financial Markets (2 credits) 
Health Law I: Regulation and Liability (3 credits) 
Health Law II: Organization and Finance (3 credits) 
Immigration Law (3 credits) 
International Business Transactions (3 credits) 
International Human Rights Law (3 credits) 
International Finance (3 credits) 
Intellectual Property (3 credits) 
Investigations (2 credits) 
Mergers and Acquisitions (3 credits) 
Negotiations (3 credits) 
Pension and Employee Benefits (3 credits) 
Securities Regulation (3 credits) 
Secured Transactions (2 credits) 
Topics: Private Fund Regulation (3 credits) 
White Collar Crime and Compliance (2 credits)

Accounting (3 credits) 
Competitive Strategy (3 credits) 
Global Risk Leadership (3 credits) 
Leadership Development (3 credits) 
Leading Organizational Change (3 credits) 
Leading Self and Others (3 credits) 
Legal Strategy (1.5 credits) 
Legal Strategy for Global Business (3 credits) 
Management Priorities and Communication (3 credits) 
Organizational Communication (3 credits) 
Overview of Health Care Systems (3 credits) 
Persuasion (3 credits) 
Project Management (3 credits) 
Reputation and Stakeholder Management (3 credits) 
Risk Management (3 credits) 
Statistical Methods for Decision Making (3 credits)

Communication Skills (3 credits) 
HR Partnering/Consulting (3 credits) 
Leadership, Change and Development (3 credits) 
Strategic Planning (3 credits)

Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits) 
Combo Products, Drugs and Biology (3 credits) 
Design and Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry (3 credits) 
FDA Submissions/Presentations (1 credit) 
International Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices (3 credits) 
Medical Device Clinical Studies (3 credits) 
Medical Device Quality Systems (3 credits) 
Medical Device Regulatory Submissions (3 credits)

Data Analytics and Visualization (3 credits)

Subject to change. The University of St. Thomas reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirements at any time.