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Curriculum

The Widener Law Commonwealth faculty has approved a general studies curriculum for all students. This required core curriculum consists of instruction in subjects that the faculty deem representative of a common core of understanding and shared experience, whatever specialty a graduate should follow after graduation. In addition to the core curriculum, the Law School offers a menu of courses. Every law student has an opportunity to choose from two course menus, consisting of important practice and enrichment courses.

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For students matriculating in Fall 2019:
Course Name Credits
Introduction to Legal Process 0
Contracts I & II 5
Torts I & II 5
Property I & II 6
Civil Procedure I & II 6
Administrative Law 3
Legal Methods I, II & III 8
Criminal Law 3
Criminal Procedure 3
Constitutional Law 4
Evidence 3
Business Organizations 3
Sales and Leases 3
Professional Responsibility 3
Fundamentals of the Bar Exam 2
Menu A/Menu B courses and Electives 25
* Experiential Learning Requirement 6 (2 of the 6 must be satisfied by enrollment in a clinic, externship, or practicum.)
Writing Requirement In order to graduate, every student must satisfy the Law School writing requirement as provided in §1-501 of the Student Handbook.
Total Credits 88
For Students matriculating prior to Fall 2019:
Course Name Credits
Introduction to Legal Process 0
Contracts I & II 5
Torts I & II 5
Property I & II 6
Civil Procedure I & II 6
Administrative Law 3
Legal Methods I, II & III 7
Criminal Law 3
Criminal Procedure 3
Constitutional Law 4
Evidence 3
Business Organizations 3
Sales and Leases 3
Professional Responsibility 3
Fundamentals of the Bar Exam 2
Menu A/Menu B courses and Electives 26
* Experiential Learning Requirement 6 (2 of the 6 must be satisfied by enrollment in a clinic, externship, or practicum.)
Writing Requirement In order to graduate, every student must satisfy the Law School writing requirement as provided in §1-501 of the Student Handbook.
Total Credits 88

 


Menu A courses include the following:
  • Family Law (3-credit version only)
  • Federal Income Tax
  • First Amendment
  • Remedies
  • Secured Transactions
  • Wills and Trusts
 Menu B courses include the following:
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Bankruptcy
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Immigration
  • Labor Law
  • Legislation
  • Payment Systems
  • Real Estate Transactions 
  • State Constitutional Law
  • Taxation of Business Enterprise

Widener Law Commonwealth reserves the right to modify curriculum requirements and course offerings.