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AMERICAN LEGAL STUDIES

This concentration is only available to international students who do not have a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, and is designed to prepare these students for a bar exam and legal practice in the United States. In addition to the required Introduction to U.S. Law and LL.M. Legal Writing courses, students must take Professional Responsibility, Evidence, and Constitutional Law I. Students must take at least two more foundational or bar-tested courses, such as:

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Criminal Procedure I & II
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Property I & II
  • Torts
  • Administrative Law
  • Wills and Trusts

Accomplished and Involved Faculty

Widener Law’s accomplished and involved faculty members offer a diverse range of specialties and a wealth of experience. Our professors are active in state, federal and international legal issues. Our adjunct faculty includes members of the Judiciary, partners from large corporate law firms, and other government officials. With first-rate instruction and a wealth of options, Widener’s Master of Laws will prepare you for a dynamic career both nationally and internationally.