A great law school is led by great faculty. Widener’s includes former prosecutors, public defenders, and attorneys from all types of practice—large and small law firms, major corporations, government agencies, and public interest organizations.

Outside of the classroom, Widener faculty advise state and federal court systems, state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and international organizations. Many of them are internationally known for their research and writing in corporate, business, tax, health, international, labor, constitutional, administrative, and environmental law. While serving as the director of the policy office at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, for example, Professor John Dernbach co-wrote an influential brief to the Supreme Court. Professor Andrew Strauss’s provocative ideas on litigation and international environmental law appeared in The New York Times Magazine’s 2001 “Year in Ideas” issue.

But no matter how far-reaching their research or in-demand their counsel might be, Widener faculty members’ first priority is their students. They pride themselves on bringing to the classroom the same energy and enthusiasm they bring to the courtroom.

Learn more about faculty achievements  and read in-depth biographies.