Throughout its more than 50-year history, Delaware Law School has empowered generations of judges, attorneys, and public defenders with a practice-ready legal education supported by a passionate, energized, and inclusive community.

Embark on a Legal Career in our Nation’s Corporate Capital: Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Law School's JD, LLM, SJD, and MJ programs fuel successful law careers. Situated in the corporate capital of the world, Wilmington, DE grants access to more than half of all Fortune 500 companies and is just a short drive to the extensive legal networks of Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

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

At Delaware Law, you will be guided by faculty whose top priority is your success. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals and supporting you on your journey from law school student to legal professional. - Todd. J. Clark; Dean and Professor of Law

As you pursue your goals, you'll form connections that make you feel like you're right where you belong.

  • Faculty mentors will guide you as you shape your path to a rewarding career.
  • A vast alumni network will provide opportunities for professional development.
  • And collaborative peers will have your back in law school and beyond.

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Dean of Delaware Law School

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Graduate Practice Ready with a Wealth of Legal Experiences

At Delaware Law, you’ll conduct breakthrough research, participate in advocacy work, and shape public policy—experiences that will help you get ahead and set you apart.

Our nationally ranked programs place students in criminal and environmental law, state and local clerkships, and rewarding externships. Students also graduate with impressive legal experience that accelerates their careers: our students have secured $17 million in disability benefits through the Veterans Law Clinic alongside attorney volunteers.

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Gain Access to an Extensive Network of Faculty Mentors & Alumni

Faculty members contribute to state and federal court systems, state legislatures, bar associations, and international organizations—and at Delaware Law, they’ll be your mentors, ensuring a successful start to your legal career.

As a Delaware law graduate, you’ll join a supportive, close-knit alumni community. Judges, government workers, law firm partners, and practicing attorneys shaping their field across six continents and all fifty states will be eagerly waiting to open their networks to you.

Delaware Law School Highlights

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.

Top Law School for State & Local Clerkships

Delaware Law ranks among top 10 law schools nationwide for state and local clerkships. 

Top Law Schools for Environmental Law

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

Best Bachelor's in Legal Studies

Delaware Law's bachelor's in legal studies is recognized as among the top programs nationwide.

Best Online Paralegal Certificate Program

Delaware Law's program is recognized for its specialization options.

Student Perspectives

As a first-generation law student, Delaware Law was the perfect fit for me. The education was rigorous yet practical, setting me on a path to a successful career as a commercial litigator, Asst. U.S. Attorney, and now as a member of the federal judiciary.
Judge Scott W. Reid
U.S. Magistrate & '02 Graduate
Judge Scott W Reid Delaware Law School Graduate