The Law & Government Institute
offers a certificate in Administrative Law/Constitutional Law that focuses on the balance of power between government branches and the laws that govern administrative agencies. Through completing the certificate requirements, students are exposed to government in action while gaining a deeper understanding of government law.Required Courses:
- Government Law Colloquium
- State Administrative Law OR Legislation
- State Constitutional Law
Note: All Widener students are required to complete the Administrative Law course. Therefore, students graduating with the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate will have completed Administrative Law in addition to the required courses listed here.
Students seeking the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate must satisfy the law school’s writing requirement on a government law topic. The Law & Government Director
must approve all topics in advance and will meet with students to discuss topics.
Students seeking the Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate must complete an externship in government law. Many students complete the externship requirement with a state government agency. 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