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Certificate Programs
Widener Law’s certificate programs develop your expertise in specific areas of law. With proper planning, you may build a certificate into your Juris Doctor degree without prolonging your graduation date.

Delaware Campus
Our Business Organizations Law Certificate Program thrives on its “corporate capital” surroundings and offers a formal concentration of study that emphasizes specialized training in law governing publicly traded business enterprises. Our new Business Advising Certificate Program is designed to provide students a broad understanding of the law and issues affecting small and midsize business owners. Our Trial Advocacy Certificate Program, which helps students develop the fundamental skills essential to becoming competent and professionally responsible trial advocates. Widener's Taishoff Advocacy, Technology and Public Service Institute also offers and supervises a Certificate Program in Criminal Law, which emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in prosecuting or defending criminal cases. Students interested in family or health law are encouraged to pursue our Family Health Law & Policy Certificate Program. The Environmental Law Center also offers an Environmental Law Certificate Program.

Harrisburg Campus
The location of the Harrisburg campus in the state capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania greatly enriches the certificate programs sponsored by The Law & Government Institute. The Law and Government certificates allow you to specialize in Constitutional/Administrative Law or Legislation. The Law and Government Institute, in conjunction with the Environmental Law Center, also offers a certificate in Environmental Law. Our new Business Advising Certificate Program is designed to provide students a broad understanding of the law and issues affecting small and midsize business owners. The Certificate Program in Advocacy is designed to provide participating students with a full range of courses and hands-on learning opportunities in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation, and dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and mediation.