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Widener University School of Law, Delaware

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
60%
Number students applying:
1,021
Number students accepted:
616
First-year attrition rate:
29%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
152
Median:
149
25th percentile:
148

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.31
Median:
3.08
25th percentile:
2.81

Financial Profile

$32,500,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $40,730 $29,898
Non-resident $40,730 $29,898
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $20,539
Off Campus $20,539                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
513
Number students enrolled full-time:
329
Number students enrolled part-time:
184
Number of first-year students:
126

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
48%
% Women students:
49%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
11%
% Minority students:
24%
% International students:
0

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Widener Law Review; Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race
% of students involved in law journals:
39%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
4
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Delaware Civil Clinic, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic, Veterans Law Clinic, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
17%
% of students in field placements:
27%
% of students in simulation courses:
78%

Curriculum Strengths

Environmental Law,
Criminal Justice,
Trial Skills & Litigation,
Business/Corporate Law,
Health Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 45% 106
National Employment Rate 2013 47% 132
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 46% 91
State 2nd Largest Employer DE 24% 48
State 3rd Largest Employer NJ 22% 44
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 49% 107
State 2nd Largest Employer DE 23.7% 52
State 3rd Largest Employer NJ 16.9% 37

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.4%
Law Firm 2-10
21.9%
Law Firm 11-25
3.7%
Law Firm 26-50
2.7%
Law Firm 51-100
1.8%
Law Firm 101-250
1.8%
Law Firm 251-500
1.8%
Law Firm 501+
0.9%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0.9%
Business & Industry
16.9%
Government
10.5%
Public Interest / Service
1.4%
Clerkships Federal
0.9%
Clerkships State / Local
20.1%
Education / Academia
0.5%
Other

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 80% 81%
State 2 DE 84% 78%
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 80% 82%
State 2 NJ 89% 78%
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 88% 85%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Temple University
Feeder School 2:
University of Delaware
Feeder School 3:
Pennsylvania State University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
302-477-2078

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Region:
Midsouth
Main Phone:
302-477-2100
Admissions Phone:
302-477-2703
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Erin
Daly
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Wesleyan University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
University of Michigan
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Barbara
Ayars
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Rutgers University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Widener Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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