The Law & 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.
- 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.
Students seeking the Legislation Certificate must satisfy the law school’s writing requirement on a government law topic. The Law & Government Director
must approve all topics in advance.
Students seeking the Legislation Certificate must complete an externship in legislation approved by the Law & Government Director
. The Law & 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 & 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 & Government Certificate
should fill out an Expression of Interest form
Graduating students who wish to certify meeting the requirements for a Law & Government Certificate
should fill out the Application for a Law & Government Certificate
For more information, please contact:
Jill E. Family
, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Law & Government Institute