Welcome to the Widener University School of Law website.
Our Law Center is unique among American law schools. We have two great campuses located in two states, an internationally recognized faculty who care about teaching, and a variety of educational programs designed to train students to be legal professionals for the 21st Century.Both of our campuses provide students with inclusive communities enhanced by the participation of gifted people from varied social and cultural backgrounds.
Our Wilmington, Delaware, campus is located in America’s “corporate capital.” Our 1100 full-time and part-time students enjoy easy access to a wide range of employment and cultural opportunities in Wilmington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City. We offer an ideal learning environment, which includes an extensive law library, wireless internet access, modern classrooms with laptop plug-ins and display technology, and an attractive forty-acre campus with residential and dining facilities.
Special features include a nationally-ranked Health Law Institute
, an Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law, and our Taishoff Advocacy, Technology and Public Service Institute which offers our Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. All offer innovative programs and provide students the opportunity to earn program certificates. Students can participate in three law journals, moot court and trial advocacy programs, law clinics representing low income people in Delaware and Pennsylvania, a Veterans Law Clinic and an Environmental Law Clinic. In addition, we offer LL.M. and M.J. programs in Health Law and in Corporate Law, and a Legal Education Institute which provides paralegal and legal nurse consultant training.
Our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, campus is located in Pennsylvania’s capital city and within 100 miles of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Our 400 full-time and part-time students enjoy the personal approach to education that a small school on its own campus provides, and special opportunities for internships and externships with governmental agencies and area judges, modern law library and classrooms with wireless internet access, display technology, and laptop plug-ins. Special features for students include our Law & Government Institute which offers a certificate program, an Intensive Trial Advocacy program, our Environmental Law Center, two law journals, and moot court and trial advocacy societies.
I invite you to review the information on these pages to learn more about us. When you have done so, I hope that you will come visit us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Linda L. Ammons
Associate Provost and Dean of the Law School