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Legislation Certificate Program

The Law and Government Institute offers a certificate in Legislation that focuses on the legislative process. Through completing the certificate requirements, students are exposed to government in action while gaining a deeper understanding of government law.

Required Courses
  • Legislation
  • Legislative Drafting

Note: All Widener students are required to complete the Administrative Law course. Therefore, students graduating with the Legislation Certificate will have completed Administrative Law in addition to the required courses listed here.

Writing Requirement

Students seeking the Legislation 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.

Externship

Students seeking the Legislation Certificate must complete an externship in legislation approved by the Law and Government Director. The Law and Government Director will meet with all students interested in pursuing the certificate to discuss and approve externship placement.

Graduating GPA Requirement

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.

Certificate with Honors

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.