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Summer Law Programs


Delaware Law School invites applicants to its Summer Law Programs for U.S. and foreign-trained law students and practitioners. Offered through the Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies department, our four-week immersion programs offer an introduction to the U.S. legal system and various current topics in U.S. Corporate Law as well as exciting legal specialty areas such as Environmental, Human Rights, Anti-Corruption, Constitutional, and International Money Laundering Law. Participants receive an educational and cultural experience in the “Corporate Capital of the U.S.” Attendees gain a strong foundation in U.S. legal concepts.

Choose from a variety of program options and sessions
Sessions Program Options
June 1, 2020 to June 26, 2020 Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law
Criminal Trial Process
Technology and the Law
July 7, 2020 to July 31, 2020 International Money Laundering and Corruption
U.S. Constitutional Law
Digital Law: Cybersecurity and Privacy

Summer programs qualify for academic credit and/or a certificate upon successful completion. Each “course” is “one” program. Participants are eligible to take multiple programs at a special rate. Program class times are scheduled to avoid time conflicts, so students may take multiple programs in each session.

Course Descriptions
Sessions Description
June 1, 2020

June 26, 2020
Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law
This course explores cutting-edge concepts of fiduciary standards of review and standards of conduct arising under the leading Delaware corporate cases in this area, as well as the litigation process.
Criminal Trial Process
This course is designed to give you a broad overview and introduction to the criminal courts system. In this course we will examine the criminal court system and processes utilized in the United States. Specifically, we will cover the different types of courts, the various actors that are involved in the court process, and the court process itself. This course will also cover the procedures that govern criminal cases after the initiation of formal legal proceedings. We will learn about trials, trial-related issues (such as the charging process, discovery, jury selection, and verdicts), and plea bargaining as a substitute for trials. We will also learn about posttrial appellate and habeas corpus review of criminal cases.
Technology and the Law
This course has been designed to provide the student with in-depth exposure to technology techniques used in the litigation process. Students will manage the mock litigation of a case, its discovery and its trial presentation with the aid of exemplar computer programs used in the industry. Students will have hands-on training in software programs and their application in the litigation process.
July 7, 2020

July 31, 2020
International Money Laundering and Corruption
This course introduces students to the international and domestic laws enacted to thwart money laundering and corruption. An overview of anti-money laundering strategies aimed at attacking criminals through their financial activities and using financial trails to identify the various components of criminal networks will be provided.
U.S. Constitutional Law
This course introduces the United States Constitution as a source of law, largely through the decisions of the United States Supreme Court, from the founding to the present. Students will be given an overview of the various approaches to constitutional interpretation used by the Supreme Court, as well as the role of the courts in a constitutional democracy, and substantive due process. Topics may include judicial review, federalism, congressional power, executive power, due process, equal protection, and freedom of expression.
Digital Law: Cybersecurity and Privacy
Our global economy, national security, and personal communications depend on the efficient and reliable operation of the Internet and other forms of networked computer systems. Most Internet infrastructure is privately owned and operated. These systems are under constant attack from hackers, organized criminal groups, terrorists and other threats. This course examines the law and policy of foreign and domestic Internet governance, computer crime, online privacy and personal data protection, private infrastructure and the Law of Emergencies.

EXCURSIONS (included in fee):

Students in our summer law programs are not only immersed in specialty legal topics, but also immersed in the culture of nearby cities, law buildings, and fun attractions.  Delaware Law School provides transportation for a variety of excursions that may include:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • National Constitution Center and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United Nations in New York City
  • Local courthouses
  • Social gatherings
Cost of Attendance
Program Fee Programs
(students may take multiple programs simultaneously)
$4,500 USD One program
(For example, Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law)
$6,500 USD Two programs
(For example, Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law and Digital Law: Privacy and Security)
$8,500 USD Three programs
(For example, Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law, Digital Law: Privacy and Security, and U.S Constitutional Law)
$10,500 USD Four programs
(For example, Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law, Digital Law: Privacy and Security, U.S. Constitutional Law, and International Money Laundering and Corruption)
Groups of 8 or more from one university qualify for a discounted program fee per person: $4,000 one program;
$6,000 two programs;
$8,000 three programs;
$10,000 four programs.

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, accommodations in residence hall, program orientation, transportation to excursions, activity fee, technology fee, welcome and farewell gatherings, and on-site advisor. 

Additional Costs:

  • Health Insurance. Every student is required to obtain the mandatory Widener University health insurance at their own expense (cost is approximately $40 - $50 USD per week for each week student is enrolled in a program).
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Visa fees (check with your local consulate to see which apply)
  • Cell phone rental/sim card/plans
  • Transfer from airport
  • Personal expenses

Visa Information: Attendees are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents. Please contact our International Student Services office for assistance via email at [email protected].

Interested in learning more?

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If you register but cannot attend, an archived recording will be emailed to you.

Contact: By email to [email protected] or by phone +1-302-477-2780.

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*Widener University reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Please contact us before making flight reservations.

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Please note: While registrations received after the registration deadline may be considered, it is beneficial to submit your application as early as possible so campus housing can be arranged, and so travel documents can be obtained in a timely manner. Please contact us if you are seeking to submit your application after the deadline. You may email us at [email protected] or call +1-302-477-2780.  We look forward to assisting you!


Catholic University of Lille student Capucine Freydrich discusses her summer program experience at Delaware Law School.


Students from the University of Calabria in Italy discuss their summer program experience at Delaware Law School.