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Widener School of Law–Harrisburg
|Widener School of Law–Harrisburg|
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The following coordinate was not recognized: Geocoding failed. The Widener University School of Law provides an ABA accredited program, and operates on two campuses, one in Wilmington, Delaware, and the other in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Originally founded in 1971 as the Delaware Law School, the institution became affiliated with Widener University in 1975 and graduated its first class of 267 that year. The Harrisburg Campus was added to the School of Law in 1989.
The Delaware campus is located north of Wilmington, the nation's corporate-law capital. Shopping, lodging, entertainment and recreation venues are just off campus, yet the leafy confines of the law school provide quiet tranquility for study. The Harrisburg campus is nestled in the Blue Mountains yet located only minutes from the Capitol Complex. Diverse cultural and recreational opportunities abound.
Widener provides an all-around comprehensive legal education program with special certificates available from the Health Law Institute, Institute of Delaware Corporate Law and Trial Advocacy Institute, all in Delaware, and the Law and Government Institute in Harrisburg. Students get real-life, hands-on experience working on court cases through legal clinics that specialize in environmental law, criminal defense and civil law including bankruptcy, family law and legal assistance on veteran benefits cases. The Health Law program is regularly ranked in the top 10 nationally. The Trial Advocacy Institute offers an eight-day, intensive training program that prepares students to become lawyers who can conduct themselves properly in a courtroom trial -- from opening statement to closing argument.
Both campuses offer a variety of pro bono work opportunities through the Public Interest Initiative on the Harrisburg campus to the Public Interest Resource Center on the Delaware campus. Students also participate in wide range of extra and co-curricular activities including Moot Court and Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Societies and three law reviews.
Students earn degrees through regular day and part-time evening divisions. The ambitious faculty published more than 40 articles and books in the past year. The Delaware campus is an East Coast Center for the National Judicial College, hosting continuing legal education opportunities for the nation's judges.
Notable alumni or attendees
As of 2007, there are 11,557 School of Law alumni.