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Why Widener Law Commonwealth

We are a close-knit community offering you an exceptional law school experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Read below and request information to learn more about the Commonwealth experience.

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Strategic Location

Our location in the capital of Pennsylvania means access to government and is a wonderful place for students interested in politics, public service, or government.

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Signature Programs

Find your passion. Signature programs are available through our Law and Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and the Business Advising Program.

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Practical Learning Opportunities

Our students take part in a variety of clinical opportunities, externships, internships, the public interest initiative, and other practical learning opportunities.

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Accessible Faculty

Our professors are widely respected legal scholars and dedicated teachers. It’s a rare and powerful combination. Faculty have strong connections within the legal community and are happy to help mentor students.


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Diverse Community

We are made stronger by our active commitment to include people of every ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, and economic background. Additionally, we aim to nurture a campus-wide culture of respect for veterans.

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Bar Prep & Building Your Career

The law school will help you maximize your opportunity to pass the bar and the Career Development Office offers individual counseling, workshops, events, job fairs, and useful tips on a range of topics.


Explore our beautiful campus through our virtual tour below.

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.

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VIDEO: Why Widener Law Commonwealth?

Watch this video where our alumni discuss why attending Widener Law commonwealth made all the difference in their careers.