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Widener Law Commonwealth ranked in top five for bar exam preparation

Widener Law Commonwealth is among best for bar exam prep

National Jurist magazine has ranked Widener Law Commonwealth fifth on its national list of best schools for bar exam preparation.

Widener Law Commonwealth has been ranked number five on The National Jurist magazine’s list of “Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation” out of more than 200 nationally-ranked law schools.

The law school is the highest-ranking Pennsylvania law school on the list compiled by the magazine.  Widener Law Commonwealth earned the top five spot by having first-time bar exam test takers at the law school perform 10 percent better than predicted on the exam.

“We know that making sure our students are ready to take the bar exam is a process that starts on the first day of class,” said Dean Christian Johnson. “Our faculty work year-round to develop programs that provide the best benefit for the law students and work one-on-one with them to ensure they are set up for success when they take the bar exam.”

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, applied leadership, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law and Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit for more information.