Jun 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Studies Certificate

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Program Requirements

The program requires twelve credits of course work (normally, four courses) at the graduate level, plus attendance in the Legal Studies Faculty Research Seminar (or a substitute program of study approved by the Director) and a capstone research project. Two of the four courses must be outside of the student’s graduate major. Two of the four courses must be “core” courses, one in the “law and society” area and one in general case law. the other two elective courses are selected from a list of approved legal studies courses (in addition to the core courses). Additional courses may be approved by the Director of Legal Studies.

The capstone research project may be a Master’s or Ph.D. research project, and a member of the legal studies faculty should be on the committee. The capstone project also could be a research paper in an advanced graduate course that included a large research project. In all cases, the research project must be approved by the Director of Legal Studies.

Students also must take one semester of the pass-fail one-credit course Legal Studies Research Seminar (or a substitute program of study approved by the Director), which provides an overview of current research in the field of legal studies.


For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies, contact: Sheldon D. Pollack, Director of the Legal Studies Program, or Maryanne Brown-MacKay, staff administrator, 219 McDowell Hall. Telephone: (302) 831-0367, or email: legal-studies@udel.edu, or check the website of the program at: www.udel.edu/Legal.Studies/gcp/.

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