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Proudly introducing The Wilmington University School of Law

Providing broad access to affordable legal education within a student-centered culture, Wilmington University's new law school will serve qualified students from all walks of life, including traditional- and non-traditional-age students, as well as professionals transitioning from other careers.

Its program options and unique curricula will facilitate student success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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A Message from Our Dean Phillip Closius, J.D.

Thank you for your interest in our new School of Law. I am pleased with the progress we have made as our first class of 20 students completes its second semester of law school. Our small classes have given our students a unique legal education and the opportunity to have a personal relationship with our faculty and staff. I have also been amazed at the reaction of the Delaware bench and bar to our School of Law...

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A student-centered perspective

Law school faculty have been chosen for their extensive experience, commitment to excellence in teaching, and dedication to making a difference in the lives of their students. Course schedules and curricula have been crafted to maximize the benefit for students who may be balancing professional and personal commitments in addition to their legal studies.

Supporting a more diverse legal profession

WilmU's law school enrolls students who reflect the diverse communities they will serve. The School of Law values the principles of equity and inclusion in the Delaware and national legal profession.

Legal education for the real world

Students learn to think like lawyers and to problem-solve through disciplined inquiry and information literacy. Coursework provides an understanding of substantive and procedural law, legal analysis and reasoning, and legal research, with exercises to hone written and oral communication and exam-taking skills in the legal context. Theory and practice combine in externships that provide hands-on opportunities to help practicing attorneys solve real challenges.

Tuition that makes sense

The WilmU School of Law is proud to offer highly competitive tuition rates, in addition to scholarships, tuition assistance and comprehensive student services. The cost for full-time students is approximately $24,000 per year and $18,000 per year for part-time students—the lowest rates of any law school in the region.

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Start your law school journey at WilmU’s Brandywine location. Choose one of three program options, all featuring the same curricula. Start the application process.