Wilmington's Widener Law Is No More

Screen shot 2015-07-01 at 1.54.56 PMDelaware has a new law school!

Well, sort of. Widener Law, the First State’s only law school, changed its name today to Delaware Law School. The name change comes in a move to separate from the other Widener Law campus in Harrisburg, Pa., though the two schools will still be within Widener University.


The school’s new independence will allow for a full focus on Delaware and Delawareans, according to a school statement.

“Our Delaware students will be at the heart of everything we do,” said Dean Rod Smolla in the release.

It’s also a big day for Smolla, a nationally known teacher, scholar and lawyer, who became dean of Delaware Law School today.

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