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Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies (GICLS) Department of Widener University Delaware Law School


The GICLS office within Widener University Delaware Law School is a unique department of educational programs for both lawyers and non-lawyers. 

What does GICLS mean?

GICLS is the acronym for the Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies. The name of our department encompasses the many degrees and program options offered:

Graduate: Our graduate programs include graduate-level certificates, master of jurisprudence (M.J.), master of laws (LL.M.), and doctor of juridical science (S.J.D.) degrees.

International: Our students are international, as well as national! Our M.J. and Certificate programs are open to students from around the world regardless of their undergraduate degree specialty. The LL.M. program is open to students from other countries who have completed their first degree in law. The S.J.D. program is the highest law degree offered in the United States, and is open to students who have completed an LL.M. degree.

Compliance: Degree offerings in compliance include the master of jurisprudence (M.J.), Certificate, and master of laws (LL.M.).

Legal Studies: Earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or choose from one of our many specialized paralegal certificate programs.

With a wide range of options available to professionals seeking a career in law, whether they want to practice law or not, let the GICLS office help you find the right degree program for you so you can advance your career, gain professional development skills, try a new career, or just enrich your knowledge!

Choose from a variety of legal education degrees, from undergraduate to doctorate, or specialty programs like our summer law programs or legal scholars academy.  Some of our programs are offered online, which is a convenient option for working professionals or for foreign-trained lawyers who wish to remain in another country while earning their advanced law degree from Delaware Law School.