Widener Law Offers Online Master of Jurisprudence Degrees in Corporate or Health Law
Web Editor - Published: May 11, 2012
ConferenceRoom400pxBeginning in July 2012, Widener Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) programs in Health Law and Corporate Law will be offered entirely online.

The new format is designed to accommodate working professionals with busy schedules who are interested in improving their employment opportunities or keeping pace with the changing regulatory environment.

“I am proud to be part of Widener University School of Law as we launch our distinctive online programs,” says Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Institutes Eileen Grena-Piretti.

“I believe that the new online programs reflect a long-held commitment to offer graduate level education leading to a variety of law-related careers in corporate and health law, compliance and legal nurse consulting,” she adds.

Widener Law also offers specific tracks that allow students to earn an MJ in Health Law with Certificates in either Regulatory Analysis & Compliance or Legal Nurse Consulting & Hospital Regulatory Compliance, or an MJ in Corporate Law with a Certificate in Regulatory Analysis & Compliance.

“It is an exciting time for Widener Law,” says Grena-Piretti. “As one of only two law schools accredited by the Compliance Certification Board for the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), our graduate courses can now be taken by students across the country and world.

“Depending on their field of study, students will work cooperatively with notable attorneys, compliance and ethics professionals and legal nurse consultants. Our intent is to enhance our students’ knowledge, prepare them for the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) or AALNC exam, and train them for real-world application.”

In the fall of 2011, Widener Law received the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 7th Annual International Compliance Award for exceptional work in furthering the compliance and ethics profession.

There will be a mandatory orientation program on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 248 of the Main Law Building on Widener Law’s Wilmington, Delaware campus to familiarize students in the program with all of the necessary policies and procedures. At the orientation, students will receive TWEN logon IDs that will allow them to access all of the online course information, and representatives from various student service offices will be available to answer questions. Students who cannot physically attend the program will be able to participate remotely.

All application materials for those interested in the Master of Jurisprudence programs in Health or Corporate Law are due in the Graduate Programs Office by Monday, June 4, 2012.

“I look forward to meeting our new students and am honored to be part of our graduate programs,” concludes Grena-Piretti.