Widener Law Harrisburg is the only law school in the capital of Pennsylvania, the nation’s sixth most populous state. For a quarter of a century, we have been developing successful lawyers who lead the way in government law, environmental law, business law and private practices all across the Northeast corridor through a student-centered approach to legal education.
Certificates in advocacy, business advising, environmental law, constitutional/administrative law and legislation provide hands-on learning opportunities through specialized courses, externships, and mentoring relationships with professors and practicing attorneys. A Legal Writing program that is second to none emphasizes the development of legal reasoning, writing and research and offers innovative writing courses in technology, domestic violence, criminal law and other areas.
Students can earn their degree in as few as two and a half years, in three years through a traditional full time program or as many as four years as part time day or evening students. Students may even begin their law school careers in June with our innovative Summer Start program.
Forbes Magaine characterized the Harrisburg region as one of the most livable cities in the nation. Harrisburg’s central location allows easy access to the East Coast’s major metropolitan areas by car or train and to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.
South-central Pennsylvania has an abundance of recreational activities ensuring there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Boating on the Susquehanna River
, hiking along the Appalachian Trail
, or trout fishing on local rivers and streams represent a few of the many outdoor activities readily available. Four major state parks are located within an hour of the city. The sports enthusiast can cheer on Harrisburg’s AA baseball team (the Senators
), the Hershey Bears
hockey team, recent back-to-back Calder Cup champions, or the local soccer team (the City Islanders
). Leisure hours can also be spent catching a touring Broadway show at the Hershey Theater
, riding the roller coasters of Hershey Park
, or listening to national stars in concert at the Giant Center
, or local jazz, blues, and folk musicians in area clubs.
A number of important historical sites including the National Civil War Museum
and the battlefields and museums of Gettysburg
and Valley Forge
are easily accessible. The Whitaker Center
, located in downtown Harrisburg, houses a science center and IMAX theater, and the Sunoco Performance Theater
. For those with an interest in independent or foreign films, the Midtown Cinema
offers the opportunity to see movies that might otherwise be hard to find outside of major urban areas. The capital region also offers art exhibits at several venues, including the Art Association of Harrisburg
and the Susquehanna Art Museum
; local theater productions at the Theatre Harrisburg
; and a regional symphony orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony
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