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10 Reasons to Attend Widener Law Commonwealth

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1. Location

Located in Pennsylvania's capital, our campus is situated on more than 20 beautifully manicured acres nestled in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, that is easy driving distance to major metropolitan cities of: Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York. Harrisburg is ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania for 2021-2022

2. Opportunities

An environment that provides a student centered practice-ready focus for students. We also offer abundant clinical and experiential learning opportunities.

3. Focus

A strong focus on the areas of environmental, government and business law along with an emphasis on teaching legal writing techniques and methods.

4. Cost of Living

An affordable cost of living combined with our generous scholarship program.

5. Recognition 

Widener Law Commonwealth is ranked as the #1 school in the nation for employment outcomes by preLaw Magazine, earned an A Rating for our Environmental Law Program, chosen as a Top Law School for Government Careers, and was cited as a Top Law School for State and Local Judicial Clerkships by both pre-Law Magazine and the Princeton Review

6. Access

Strategically located in the state’s capital city providing easy access within minutes to political leaders, lawmakers, and employment opportunities.

7. Student Life Activities

Active and involved student organizations that promote academic, social, and civic campus and off-campus events and activities. Tennis and basketball courts are available for students to use, and there are countless outdoor recreation opportunities in support of a work-life balance and overall sense of well-being.

8. Accessible Faculty

A balanced student to faculty ratio allows for easier access to faculty and more support for students from professors.

9. Career Building Services

Robust practical learning opportunities and a dedicated Career Development Office offering individual counseling, workshops, events, and job fairs, and useful tips on everything from networking to personal, professional development.

10. Alumni Network

A robust network of over 3,500 alumni and friends who support the school and current law students.


Contact Information

Admissions Office 
Phone: 717.541.3903
Fax: 717.541.3999
Email: [email protected] 


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