The faculty of Widener Law Commonwealth combine distinction in legal scholarship with a commitment to helping their students achieve success in law school, pass the bar, and launch their legal careers.
Widener’s faculty are researchers and writers who publish widely in respected journals. They are also experts featured by major media organizations on an impressive range of topics— from immigration policy to gun laws, from shale gas rulings to criminal behavior by NFL players, from the bankruptcy of Detroit to Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action.
Widener Law Commonwealth professors bring diverse backgrounds and experience to their work. They include a one-time director for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, a former U.S. Attorney, a homeless advocate, and attorneys who have practiced with major firms in varied specialties. A cadre of outstanding adjunct faculty lend added perspectives. They include federal and state judges, prosecutors, bar leaders, government attorneys, and accomplished private practitioners.
What this diverse group has in common is a commitment to teaching. Speak with current and former Widener Law Commonwealth students, and you will learn that students really do come first here. You will discover that an open door is everyone’s policy. Our faculty offices are located in the same building and on the same floor as most of our classrooms, making quick stop-ins part of the natural flow of the day.
Widener Law Commonwealth students not only learn from an esteemed group of scholars in the classroom, but also benefit from their assistance in matters that transcend the academic. Our faculty members are dedicated mentors and guides, supporting their students in every dimension of their professional growth.
Directory—Profiles and contact information for individual faculty members, searchable by name, plus contact information for staff.
Expertise—Faculty members listed by areas of specialization—an excellent resource for members of the media seeking expert commentary.
Publications—A site providing links to the text of selected recent scholarly publications, listed by faculty member.
In the News—Recent coverage of Widener Law Commonwealth faculty in the media.