A close-knit community in Harrisburg, Widener Law Commonwealth has provided generations of politicians, lawyers, community activists, and law professionals with a personal, practical, and professional education. 

Begin your career at the only law school in Pennsylvania's state capital: Harrisburg

Widener Law Commonwealth's JD and dual degree programs launch rewarding careers in law. As the only law school in Harrisburg, Widener Law Commonwealth offers unparalleled opportunities to get an inside look at the law in action.

Our goal is to support yours—that's why we offer flexible enrollment options designed to fit busy schedules, scholarships that help make it easier to afford a legal education, and one-on-one guidance along the way. 

As you work toward your goals, you’ll build meaningful connections:

  • Faculty mentors will guide your path to success.
  • A robust alumni network will offer professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborative peers will support you during law school and beyond.

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Why Study at Widener Law Commonwealth?

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Study the Law in Action

Widener Law Commonwealth provides access to career-shaping professional opportunities. The Harrisburg region hosts courts of every level, local and national law firms, state government, and is close to an immigration court and detention center. Our strategic location ensures that you can witness the law in action, secure externships, and build a robust professional network.

Our accomplished alumni are represented across the region, working in every branch of state and federal government, practicing with firms and corporations, and actively supporting future Commonwealth alumni.

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Be Mentored by Experts in Their Fields

Renowned experts in the legal field, our faculty testify before Congress, lead policy at the Pennsylvania Environmental Protection agency, and chair the Pennsylvania Bar Association Business Law Section. 

At Widener Law Commonwealth, experts will personally guide you through your law school experience by advising you in bar exam preparation, offering career counseling, supporting course selection, and fueling professional achievement.

Widener Law Commonwealth Highlights

Top Law Schools for Environmental Law

Widener Delaware Law and Widener Law Commonwealth named top schools by preLaw Magazine.

2023 Best Law Schools

Delaware Law School and Widener Law Commonwealth nationally ranked by the Princeton Review.

Best Law Schools for Public Service

Widener Law Commonwealth and Widener Delaware Law ranked among the nation's best in 2020.

Named a Top Trial Advocacy Program

Widener Law Commonwealth recognized as a leader among trail advocacy programs.

Student Perspectives

After I graduated, Widener Law Commonwealth remained committed to me and my success by supporting me through my bar studies. The professors have given me lots of opportunities to experience various fields within this profession.
Courtney King
Courtney King '22