Environmental Law Certificate Program (Delaware)
Students may pursue one of two tracks to satisfy requirements for Certificate:

Classroom Track: Student must take:

    6 credit hours from the following Core Courses:
  • Climate Change Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
    and 6 credit hours of additional Core Course or the following Elective Courses:
  • Animal Law
  • Energy and Public Utility Law
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • International Trade & the Environment
  • Land Use Planning
  • Ocean and Coastal Law
  • Science and the Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Seminar: Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Life Science Law
  • National Resources Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Sustainable Development Law
  • Moot Court: National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Or, any other environmental course or seminar approved by Environmental Law Center Director or Associate Director
Clinic Track: Student must take:
  1.  Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic for 8 credit hours (or 8 hours of environmental externships approved by Environmental Law Center Director or Associate Director or a combination of the two that totals in at least 8 credit hours); and
  2.  At least 4 credit hours of courses on the Core or Elective Course listed above for the classroom track.
Research Paper:
All Certificate students must submit a scholarly research paper on a subject, approved by the Environmental Law Center Director or Associate Director, related to environmental law and policy in

   1. an environmental law seminar
   2. a directed research with a faculty member of the Environmental Law Center or
   3. paper satisfying the writing requirement of the Widener Law Review or the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.

Admissions Requirement
A cumulative grade point average of 2.8 is required for admission to the Certificate Program.

Graduating GPA Requirement
A Juris Doctor candidate must earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 in the courses required by the concentration in order to earn a Certificate in Environmental Law.

Effective Date:
Students graduating in May 2010 and thereafter shall be eligible for a Certificate.

If interested, please contact Professor Jim May at jrmay@widener.edu