Compliance professionals with the right training, experience, and skills are in high demand. Students entering law school may not have a sense of this rapidly expanding field that integrates an understanding of law, ethics, and business as well as enforcement and regulatory priorities.

Successful careers in compliance and ethics necessitate not only knowledge of legal requirements, but also the skills to design, implement, and oversee compliance measures. Good compliance measures can prevent, detect, and respond to violations of legal, ethical, and regulatory standards. Compliance career paths may involve working in-house at a compliance or law department, serving as outside counsel or consultant advising industries on enhancements to their compliance programs or serving as government prosecutor in fraud or corruption cases.

Temple Law students who may be interested in compliance may explore the field through a variety of courses. Students are advised to focus on foundational courses first and then, consider more advanced courses as they refine their interests.

Beyond these initial courses, students may want to focus on areas of law that are priorities for many corporate compliance programs as well as enforcement authorities. These courses tend to relate to highly regulated industries. In some cases, foundational courses will be prerequisites for more advanced courses; in other cases, they will not.

Health Care Compliance

Finance Compliance

International Compliance

Environmental Compliance

Technology Compliance

Guided Research

Students may also develop research, writing, and analytical abilities on a compliance related topic by working with a faculty member in an area of the student’s interest and the faculty member’s expertise.

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