Widener Law’s Online MJ Programs Offering January Session
Web Editor - Published: November 8, 2012
2012Mj ONLINEProgramsNEWS235px“We’re pleased to be launching a January session due to demand,” says Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Institutes Eileen Grena-Piretti of Widener Law’s online Masters of Jurisprudence Programs in Health Law or Corporate Law.

Designed to accommodate working professionals with busy schedules, the programs offer practical skills and education taught by faculty that have expertise and years of experience within the field of compliance. Widener Law also offers specific tracks that allow students to earn an MJ in Health Law with Certificates in either Regulatory Analysis & Compliance or Legal Nurse Consulting & Hospital Regulatory Compliance, or an MJ in Corporate Law with a Certificate in Regulatory Analysis & Compliance.

“Compliance touches every facet of an organization,” says Grena-Piretti, adding, “Our faculty bring a rich variety of experience to the online classroom. Some have practiced in the area of compliance for more than 20 years.”

A recipient of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) International Compliance and Ethics award, Widener Law is one of only two law schools offering a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law accredited by the Compliance Certification Board. Additionally, Widener Law's Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate and Business Law is the only corporate program in the United States affiliated with a law school that is accredited by the CCB and the SCCE.

Among the exciting opportunities available to students in the program are a variety of externships that offer students a chance to put their education to work and test their skills in a work environment. These externships can also serve to offer students a look at different fields that they may not have previously considered.

Stephanie Lowe, a student in the Masters of Jurisprudence in Corporate Law, stepped outside of her immediate area of study for an externship within a unit of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. Stephanie has been working on a toolkit that can be used to help behavioral health providers embrace integrated care that combines primary care and physical care with behavioral health.

“It’s a concept that has been around for 5 to 10 years, but the Affordable Care Act is driving the healthcare industry to merge primary care and behavioral care together,” says Stephanie, who enthusiastically encourages others considering pursuing a Masters of Jurisprudence to explore an externship opportunity in an unexpected area.

“Be open to different professions,” she says. “They can be a new learning opportunity for you, and you might just like it!”

Widener Law is currently accepting applications for the January session. Those interested are encouraged to visit the Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law or the Master of Jurisprudence in Corporate Law pages for further information.

All application materials for those interested in the January session are due in the Graduate Programs Office by Monday, December 3rd.