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10 Reasons to Attend Widener Law Commonwealth

Want to know more about Widener Law Commonwealth and why it might be a good fit for you?  Review our top ten reasons to attend Widener Law Commonwealth.  Schedule a visit to see our campus and discover even more reasons to attend Widener Law Commonwealth.  We can't wait to meet you!


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1. Recognition

Widener Law Commonwealth is ranked among the top law schools by U.S. News & World Report in the “Best Graduate Schools 2019” guidebook in the law school category.  Additionally, we were ranked by the National Jurist as one of the top 20 law schools for government careers, and recently received a grade of A- for our Environmental Law program. 

2. Location

Located in the capital of Pennsylvania, 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.

3. Opportunities

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

4. Focus

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

5. Access

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

6. Cost of Living

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

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

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 3500 alumni and friends that help to 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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