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Newly minted lawyers and practicing attorneys who seek greater challenges have never before encountered a more competitive job market. More than 1.2 million lawyers already practice in the United States, and aspiring attorneys need to stand out in a crowd of job candidates. An advanced law degree can strengthen your expertise and make your résumé distinctly attractive.

Delaware Law’s Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies Office offers advanced degree programs that will give you the specialized training and qualifications you need to take your talents to the next level. The programs are open to graduates of United States juris doctor programs and international students who have completed a degree in law from an academically qualified non-U.S. law school. The programs attract students from across the United States and around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and Canada. This international diversity brings a tremendous range of knowledge and understanding that will greatly enrich your educational experience.

  • Offered through the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, the master of laws (LLM) in corporate law and finance prepares students for a successful future in the global marketplace.
  • The general master of laws (LLM) program is designed for attorneys from the U.S. and abroad who seek in-depth training in their current specialized area of practice—or those who want to develop a new area of legal expertise. We offer several concentrations, some of which are available in an online format. Learn more about our seated LLM programs and our online LLM programs.

With over one million companies incorporated in Delaware, there is no better place to pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) than Widener University Delaware Law School’s Corporate Law and Finance program. Our location in Wilmington – often referred to as the “Corporate Capital of America” – gives students a front-row seat to courts and law firms on the leading edge of corporate law.

Delaware Law Is Home to the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law

The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law is ranked #1 among student-edited journals for its case citations in federal and state court opinions under "Corporations and Associations" and "Commercial Law," and #2 among student-edited print journals for its citations in "Corporations and Associations." Learn more about the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.

“Delaware is internationally recognized as a leading jurisdiction for corporate law. Today almost two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and most of the publicly traded companies in the U.S. call Delaware their legal home. Delaware business entity law is used by companies around the world to structure their complex business transactions and acquisitions. Our State's courts and legal community are at the center of the global corporate world. Delaware Law is an important partner in Delaware's success. If you are interested in learning about corporate law, Delaware Law is an excellent choice.” ~Governor of the State of Delaware, Jack Markell

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 24 credits of coursework within 4 years.

Engaged Faculty

Our accomplished and engaged faculty share a wide range of specialties and a wealth of experience. Our professors are active in state, federal, and international legal issues and are internationally known for their research and legal scholarship. Adjunct faculty include members of the judiciary, partners from large corporate law firms, and government officials. Together, they will help you prepare for a rewarding legal career anywhere in the world.

Widener University Delaware Law School’s graduate programs have been named by International Jurist to three of its 2016 "Best LLM Programs" lists for:

International Jurist is published by Cypress Magazines.

 

Classes begin in January and August.
Scholarships

International Leader Scholarships are available based on academic merit and financial need. Fulbright scholarships are also available for qualifying students. Click here to learn more about international and Fulbright scholarships.

Visit the Graduate Programs Admissions page for admission eligibility.