Widener Law

Two Schools of Law

Leadership in the Law Widener University offers you an exceptional opportunity to prepare for your legal career in one of two outstanding law schools; Widener University Delaware Law School and Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
Both offer you impressive advantages:

  • Distinguished Faculty Published scholars who are also dedicated teachers and mentors, including nationally recognized experts in fields ranging from environmental law to corporate law, torts to criminal defense.
  • Substantive Experience Abundant opportunities for every student to become involved with clinics, externships, legal journals, moot court, and student organizations focused on areas of interest within the law—all providing invaluable experience in preparation for legal practice.
  • Professional Connections A vast network of partnerships with working attorneys, judges, and business and government leaders across Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey — partnerships that bring real-world insights into our classrooms, open doors to externships and jobs, and immerse you in the legal culture of the region and the world.
  • Exceptional Flexibility The option of completing your law degree either through three years of full-time study or four-years part-time. You will also find dual-degree options and opportunities to fashion your own schedule and specialize in areas of interest to you.

As a result of these advantages, Widener law students enter the workforce practice-ready on day one. Excellent practitioners and litigators, they have honed their skills through clinics in civil, criminal, environmental, and veteran’s law, and a myriad of externship opportunities in government and non-profit organizations. With the help of a strong alumni network, they hit the ground running.

As the students, faculty, and graduates of both these schools prove every day, when it comes to the law, Widener Leadership Works.

Delaware Law

Delaware Law

The only law school in Delaware, Widener University Delaware Law School is an integral part of the state’s collegial legal community in America’s corporate capital. Signature programs focus on corporate law, criminal law and trial advocacy, environmental law, and family health law. Faculty members are top-rated teachers and scholars with vast expertise, and include 15 judges, among them a justice of the Delaware Supreme Court — all of whom are dedicated to your success as a student and future lawyer. Students gain experience editing several legal journals, including the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, recently ranked 7th among 372 student-edited law reviews for citations overall. Across the nation and around the world, law school alumni make their mark in every area of legal practice.

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Widener Law Commonwealth

Widener Law Commonwealth

The Faculty of Widener University Commonwealth Law School combine distinction in legal scholarship with a passionate commitment to help you achieve success in law school and launch your legal career. Located in Harrisburg, capital of the nation’s sixth most populous state, the school enriches students’ experience through multi-faceted partnerships across state government, many of them with Widener alumni. Specialized institutes and centers focus on environmental law and on law and government. Other notable offerings include an excellent legal writing program, certificate programs in advocacy and in business advising, and an extensive process of bar exam preparation. A Summer Start Program allows you to get a jump-start on law school with classes before your first year.

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