The City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital, is located in the heart of the midstate, within easy access of the East Coast’s major metropolitan areas. Its vast array of professional, cultural, and recreational opportunities has prompted such prestigious periodicals as Forbes Magazine to characterize it as one of the most livable cities in the United States. For the past twenty years, it has been home to one of Widener University's two law schools.
The Harrisburg Campus is also home to Widener’s Law & Government Institute, founded to support legal service in the government and public interest sector by raising the caliber of preparation lawyers who enter those fields receive. The Harrisburg Campus has a partnership agreement with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) with special programs and scholarships for students and graduates of the 14 PASSHE universities.