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Meet the Admissions Team

Our Admissions team is eager to meet you and help you to navigate through the law school admissions process. Contact us by email or phone. If you would like to know a bit about the people on the other end of the line, check out the bios of the admission staff and our student ambassadors. Until we have the chance to meet in person, we wish you success in your law school search!

photo of MatthewMatthew V. Kerns

Associate Dean of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 717.541.3962

On Common Personal Statement Mistakes:
Show me, don’t tell me, why you are passionate on taking on the challenge of law school.

On the Benefits of Attending Law Fairs or Forums:
Prospective students have the opportunity to meet admissions representatives from around the country and learn about the differences between law schools. It is especially important to visit tables for law schools you may have never heard of before that day. You will never know what type of information you may learn!

To find out more about Matthew, read his full profile.

photo of TomThomas J. Foley

Director of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 717.541.3910
Twitter: @tomfoley1022

On Common Personal Statement Mistakes:
Not sharing a personal experience or concept to separate the applicant from the other candidates.

On the Benefits of Attending Law Fairs or Forums:
To have face-to-face conversations with admissions officers concerning the applicant’s unique interests and circumstances.

To find out more about Thomas, read his full profile.


Contact a Student Ambassador

Contact Information

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

Widener Law Commonwealth
Admissions Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110


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