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Joshua Wilkinson

Associate Director of Admissions
Contact Information:

jjwilkinson@widener.edu
717.541.1935

Hometown:

Elk City, OK (born); Lewisburg, PA (graduated high school)

With Widener Law Since:

Student from 2008-2011, employee from 2012-present

Favorite Movie:

Amélie

Favorite Book:

A Storm of Swords

What Widener Law Commonwealth Has to Offer:

Hands-on professors that care about your success as a student and staff that goes the extra mile. Widener Law Commonwealth is a tightly knit community that's committed to engaging in practical ways to ensure students' success.

What’s Great About Your Job?

Interacting with students with various backgrounds. Diversity makes any school tick, and I love getting to know students and acting as a gatekeeper to help them achieve their lifelong dreams.

On Common Personal Statement Mistakes:

Wow! There are many! The main thing is to create a well-written, well-organized, and clear story that tells us who you are now and what makes your experience special. We read them all and the personal statement often makes or breaks an application.

On the Benefits of Attending Law Fairs or Forums:

The internet is a great resource but it comes with your own bias. The great thing about meeting representatives at fairs and forums is that they can demystify the admissions process and the law school experience and tell you what to focus on and give you great practical advise. Also, multiple law schools will be present, so you can ask the same question to 10 different schools and see how the answers differ. On the flip side, it's helpful for a recruiter to be able to put a face to a name when reviewing an application later in the cycle. It's win-win for the prospect.