Areas of Concentration are available in Business Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law, and Taxation. All Area of Concentration programs require a student to complete a research paper in the pertinent area. The Area of Concentration research paper must meet the criteria of the Faculty’s writing requirement necessary for graduation, and may be used to fulfil that requirement. Students may, with the approval of both Directors and course instructors, complete a paper that satisfies the writing requirements in two Areas of Concentration where the paper is worth 3 or 4 credits. Approval will not be given where a student proposes to take a 4-weight course with a paper comprising 50% of the course evaluation. Students who complete an area of concentration within the JD program will have a notation, e.g., "Area of Concentration: Business Law", included on their transcripts. Students who fulfill the requirements of more than one Area of Concentration shall have a notation for all such successfully completed concentrations included on their transcripts.