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Practical Learning Opportunities

At Widener Law Commonwealth, our priority is to prepare students to practice law. This objective has led us to create an exceptional range of opportunities for you to hone your skills through real  and simulated professional experiences.

Clinics, externships, and pro bono activities provide the chance to work with practicing attorneys and real clients. This kind of experience brings your studies to life, teaches invaluable skills, and can open professional pathways, helping you make a crucial connection or discover an area of practice you hadn’t considered.

Several things make the practical learning opportunities at Widener Law Commonwealth noteworthy. Our location, close to the state capital, offers students numerous ways to put their legal education to work in both the public and private legal sectors. Students who are interested and qualified can take advantage of externship opportunities in organizations and offices including trial and appellate level courts, the state legislature, state agencies, and non-profit organizations.

We invite you to explore the full range of options available:

Law Clinicsrepresent indigent clients in matters such as family law, administrative law, consumer law, and elder law, working under the guidance of experienced attorneys.

Externshipsgain real professional experience alongside practicing attorneys and judges while earning academic credit.

Practical Learning Coursesacquire the abilities essential to successful practice, from writing and research to effective advocacy in the courtroom.

Public Interest Initiativesharpen legal skills while giving back to the community by helping charitable, civic, or community organizations and those they serve.