Note: All Widener Law Commonwealth students are required to complete the Administrative Law course. Therefore, students graduating with the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate will have completed Administrative Law in addition to the required courses listed here.
Students seeking the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate must satisfy the law school’s writing requirement on a government law topic. The Law and Government Director must approve all topics in advance and will meet with students to discuss topics.
Students seeking the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate must complete an externship in government law. Many students complete the externship requirement with a state government agency. The Law and Government Director will meet with all students interested in pursuing the certificate to discuss and approve externship placement.
A student must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.6 in the required certificate courses to earn a Law and Government Certificate at graduation.
A student earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or more in certificate courses will receive a certificate with honors.
Students interested in completing the requirements for a Law and Government Certificate should fill out an Expression of Interest form.
Graduating students who wish to certify meeting the requirements for a Law and Government Certificate should fill out the Application for a Law and Government Certificate.