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Widener Law Commonwealth’s academic programs include an array of choices. At Widener Law Commonwealth, you can plan your legal education to meet your individual interests, needs, and goals.

Practical Learning Opportunities

Providing the chance to gain substantive professional experience, including clinics, externships, practical learning courses, and Widener Law Commonwealth's public interest initiative.

Law and Government Institute

Experience the inner workings of state government, with the option of earning a certificate in constitutional/ administrative law or legislation.

Environmental Law and Sustainability Center

Focus on environmental law and natural resources law, with the option of earning a certificate in environmental law.

Business Advising Program

A certificate program focusing on an understanding of the many areas of law that affect owners of small and midsize businesses.

Certificate Programs

Earn a specialized credential in one of five areas of focus, exploring a particular interest within the law and strengthening your resume.

Legal Methods Program

Learn the skills of legal reasoning, research, and writing essential to becoming a practice-ready attorney.

Academic Success Program

Counseling, tutoring, and workshops to help you meet the challenges of law school.


Learn about the wonderful opportunity Widener Law Commonwealth students have to study abroad in Madrid! 

Academic Calendar

Key dates, this year and next.


Textbooks and first assignments are posted here as PDFs at the start of each semester.


“Widener is a true teaching school that prides itself on graduating students well prepared to join the legal community."
—Ta-Meka Winston, student

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Law School Success
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