LL.M Bridge Program
Prepare for an LL.M. by attending Widener Law. This program is exclusively designed to prepare international students for success!
  • The LL.M. Bridge Program enhances legal English and law school skills
  • Allows completion of the 18-credit LL.M. Bridge Program over two semesters through assessment-based learning.
  • Upon successful completion students are transitioned into one of Widener Law’s LL.M. Programs.
Program Requirements
  • Students may be accepted into the Bridge Program with a TOEFL of 60 or IELTS of 5.5 on all bands.
  • Successful completion of the Bridge Program will allow students to be accepted into the LL.M. program.
  • Students must obtain a 3.0 in two courses: Introduction to English as a Second Language for Lawyers (FALL) and Writing & Research in the American Legal System (SPRING).
  • In addition to the above, students must obtain an overall cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 in the Bridge Program for integration into the LL.M. Program.
  • All courses in the Bridge Program will have assessment-based learning integrated throughout the coursework.
  • Students will collaborate with faculty in an enriched environment for a successful transition into one of Widener Law’s LL.M. Programs.
Course Requirements

FALL (9 credits)
  • Introduction to American Law (3 credits)
  • Introduction to the American Legal System (3 credits)
  • Introduction to English as a Second Language for Lawyers (3 credits)
SPRING (9 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Planning in the U.S. System (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Entities (3 credits)
  • Writing & Research in the American Legal System (3 credits)
LL.M. Programs
  • Seated Master of Laws in Corporate Law & Finance
  • Seated General Master of Laws with concentrations in:
    • Criminal Law
    • Environmental Law
    • American Legal Studies
    • Global Compliance Law
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