New Online Programs Offer Opportunities for Working Adults
Web Editor - Published: June 5, 2013
Widener Law has created new online programs designed to provide flexibility for those seeking to further their education while dealing with time constraints.

New online offerings include the LLM in Delaware Corporate Law and Finance as well as a Graduate Level Criminal Law Certificate in Executive Leadership and Justice. The new programs join Widener Law’s successful online Master of Jurisprudence programs in Corporate and Health Law. The online format of these programs allows working professionals the flexibility to pursue their education on their own schedule.

LLM in Delaware Corporate Law and Finance

The LLM in Delaware Corporate Law and Finance is aimed at attorneys abroad who want to add a specialty in Delaware corporate law to their skill set. The first class for the new LLM program begin this July, and the degree is designed to be earned over four semesters in two years. While attorneys with American law degrees are also welcome to enroll, the online format is intended to allow foreign students to advance their expertise in Delaware corporate law without the expense and disruption of travel.

A recent webinar with Associate Professor Paul Regan, the associate director of Widener’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, offered insight into the program and is available for viewing for those interested in learning more about the opportunity.

“Widener Law is introducing this advanced degree for professionals who want legal skills that will provide a competitive edge in a global economy,” said Regan, who has been instrumental in the launch of the degree and is serving as academic director of the online corporate LLM program. “Delaware corporate law is effectively the nation’s corporate law and in recent years it has grown increasingly significant internationally for foreign companies and their legal advisors. This online corporate LLM program is an experience Widener is uniquely positioned to provide as Delaware’s law school.”

Criminal Law Certificate in Executive Leadership and Justice

The new Graduate Level Criminal Law Certificate in Executive Leadership and Justice, which commences in the Fall 2013 semester, is designed for non-lawyers seeking graduate-level management skills and training in order to pursue leadership positions in criminal justice related fields. The program is well suited to law enforcement professionals, border patrol officers, corrections officers, and security specialists as well as those working in transportation protection or military personnel looking to move into the civilian workforce.

“I am proud to offer a new online program that provides education essential to management and leadership in the fields of criminal justice, corrections and law enforcement,” says Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Institutes Eileen Grena-Piretti of Widener Law’s new certificate program.