Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance
Master of Laws in Corporate Law and Finance

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With over one million companies incorporated in Delaware, there is no better place to pursue a master of laws in corporate law and finance than Widener. The program offered through the law school’s Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law prepares you for a successful future in the global marketplace and attracts students from around the world. In recent years, students from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the United States, and Canada have chosen Widener for their legal education. These students have brought a tremendous range of knowledge and experience to our program that has greatly enriched the educational experience. Take a look at our admissions policies.

The Widener Master of Laws in Corporate law and Finance attracts students from around the world. In recent years we have enrolled students from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the United States and Canada. These students have brought a tremendous range of knowledge and experience to our program that has greatly enriched the educational experience for faculty and students alike.

Degree Requirements
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 credits in corporate-related areas like commercial law, business acquisitions, or intellectual property. 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 earn graduate credit through one of the School of Law’s study abroad opportunities.

In order to qualify for the Master of Laws degree, you must complete all qualifications within four years from your date of matriculation. Graduate courses in corporate law and finance are worth between two and four semester hours of credit. Students from the United States are not generally given graduate credit for the basic course in Business Organizations completed at the Juris Doctor level, and we recommend that this course be completed before beginning graduate work.

Required Courses for Graduates of ABA Approved Law Schools

  • Business Principles (2 credits)
  • Securities Regulation (3 credits)
  • Seminar: Advanced Corporations (2 credits)or Colloquium (2 credits)

Required Courses for International Students

  • Business Organizations (4 credits)
  • Colloquium (2 credits) or Seminar: Advanced Corporations (2 credits)
  • Business Principles (2 credits)
  • Introduction to United States Law and Legal Institutions (3 credits)
  • Securities Regulation (3 credits)
Elective Courses
You must complete 20 of the 24 credits needed for graduation in corporate-related areas like commercial law, business acquisitions, or intellectual property.

Contact Information
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