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Academic Programs

Widener University School of Law offers three degrees with a corporate and business law concentration.

  • Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law
  • Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance
  • Juris Doctor with a Business Organizations Certificate

 Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance (LLM)

Program

Hundreds of thousands of companies have incorporated in Delaware and are governed by its corporate law. The Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance program allows attorneys to gain the advanced knowledge and analytical skills needed in the business world while studying in the heart of America’s unofficial “corporate law capital.”

Requirements & Curriculum

In order to earn a Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance, you must complete 24 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level, including at least 20 hours in the areas of corporate law, international law, taxation, or finance. At least 18 of your 24 semester hours must be completed in residence at Widener Law, although you may complete this residence requirement as either a full-time or part-time student. You may also earn graduate credit through one of the School of Law’s study abroad opportunities.

For more information on tuition, requirements, financial aid, and the application process go to: http://law.widener.edu

Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law (MJ)

 Program

The M.J. in Corporate and Business Law is an intermediate graduate program of study that prepares students who do not hold a J.D. degree for careers requiring familiarity with general legal principles and specific bodies of corporate and business law and regulation.  It is a part-time, evening program designed to accommodate the working professional seeking to improve his or her employment opportunities or simply to keep pace with changing regulatory requirements.  Careers benefiting from such training would include corporate management, compliance officers, risk managers, audit managers, government and agency officials and others.

 Requirements & Curriculum

This M.J. requires 24 credit hours of course work and can be completed in two academic years or less. No dissertation is required.  Successful M.J. candidates wishing to proceed further with their educations may qualify for the proposed Doctor of Laws (D.L.) in Corporate and Business Law.

The curriculum is designed to introduce students gradually to legal analysis and other skills taught to our J.D. candidates, with the object to ultimately integrate M.J. students into select classes with J.D. students. M.J. candidates must choose an elective that will provide an opportunity to fulfill a writing requirement.

For more information on tuition, requirements, financial aid, and the application process go to: http://law.widener.edu.

 Juris Doctor with a Business Organizations Law Certificate

 Program

The Business Organizations Law Certificate Program offers J.D. candidates at the Widener University School of Law the opportunity to develop a fundamental knowledge of business law. Students who complete course requirements gain legal knowledge that is a predicate to advanced practice in business law.

 Requirements & Curriculum

A cumulative grade point average of 2.8 is required for admission to the Program.  Applicants must also submit an application to the Registrar’s Office.

To complete the program, students must distinguish themselves by achieving strong grades and completing a major research paper, through work on The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, a business law seminar, or directed research with a member of the Institute’s full-time faculty.

For more information or to apply go to: http://law.widener.edu.

Contact Information:

Graduate Programs Secretary: Karla Harris
Phone: (302) 477-2704
Email: kmharris@widener.edu
Fax: (302) 477-2067