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John S. Benfield

Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration
Contact Information

[email protected]


Charleston, SC

With Widener Law Commonwealth Since

September 1, 2015

Favorite Movie

The Big Chill

Favorite Book

Beach Music by Pat Conroy

What Widener Law Commonwealth Has to Offer

Widener Law Commonwealth provides students with a caring faculty, a nurturing environment and all of the tools needed to be successful.  The school's location in the state capital of Pennsylvania, provides students with numerous opportunities to gain practical, real-world experience.

What’s Great About Your Job?

The opportunity to meet so many wonderful young people and watch them grow.

On Common Personal Statement Mistakes

Failure to show some passion; everyone should be passionate about something!

On the Benefits of Attending Law Fairs or Forums

Potential applicants have the opportunity to talk with admission decision makers from across the country; they have the time to "visit" schools that may not be geographically easy to reach from their homes. There is a wealth of information available from those standing behind the tables.


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

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