This certificate program is for enrolled Widener Law Commonwealth students only and are awarded upon graduation from the law school.
Note: All Widener Law Commonwealth 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 below.
Students seeking the Legislation Certificate must satisfy the law school’s writing requirement on a government law topic. The Law and Government faculty contact must approve all topics in advance.
Students seeking the Legislation Certificate must complete an externship in legislation approved by the Law and Government faculty contact. The Law and Government faculty contact 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.
Robert F. Teplitz
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