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Learn the real issues behind the headlines of legal hot topics with internationally-known faculty at Widener Law Commonwealth. Legal scholars break-down complex legal issues and provide insight about immigration, business law, and sustainability. Looking to go to law school? Valuable tips on topics ranging from law school admissions to financial aid and Bar exam preparation will be given by our team of dedicated administrative staff and students. Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law and Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast for more information.
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Mar 7, 2023

In this podcast, you'll hear from Paul Edger ’11, Widener Law Commonwealth's Alumni Association president, who shares his law school experience, some advice for current students, and ways alumni can connect with the WLC community.

Episode Transcript (PDF)

Mentioned in this episode: 

 WLC Law Commonwealth Alumni Office Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/761377143953866

 WLC Alumni LinkedIn group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7020856/

 WidenerCONNECT https://connect.widener.edu/

 WLC alumni website page https://commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/alumni-friends/a-strong-community/

 


Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law & Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu for more information.

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Feb 7, 2023
Making the decision to go to law school is a pretty significant step in starting your law career. So how do you determine which law school is right for you? In this podcast, host Tara Mead talks with Widener Law Commonwealth Associate Dean of Admission on the best ways to begin (and complete) your law school search to ensure it's the right fit. 
 
 
Mentioned in this Episode:
 
WLC admissions office contact information
Phone: 717-541-3903
Email: admitcwlaw@widener.edu
 
 

Widener University Commonwealth Law School is the Pennsylvania capital’s only law school, with three specialized centers of legal scholarship through its Law & Government Institute, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center, and Business Advising Program. Widener Law Commonwealth offers an exceptional learning experience that is personal, practical, and professional. Visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu for more information.

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Mar 1, 2022

Thinking about applying to law school? Our latest podcast with Associate Dean of Admission Matt Kerns discusses the application process and what that entails, things potential law school students should do (and not do), and dispels misconceptions about the law school application process. 

Episode Transcript (PDF)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

https://www.lsac.org/lsat/prep 
https://cleoinc.org/ 
https://www.accesslex.org/pre-law-services 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Sep 21, 2020

***This Podcast was recorded in February.***

Welcome to the sixth episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte.

In this episode, host Jonathan interviews new Dean of Admissions Matthew Kerns. They discuss Matt's background and the law school application process.

Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more.

Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss an episode. We hope you enjoy hearing about law school from the people who know best - law students. For more information about the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

Music: Bob Birthisel (Pond5)

Mar 2, 2020

Welcome to the fifth episode of Things I Wish I Knew (a subseries of the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast) hosted by students Jonathan Nace along with cohosts Connor Behrend and Mark Uriarte.

In this episode, host Jonathan and cohost Connor interview fellow law student Derek Hartman about his nontraditional path to law school. All three cohosts discuss their opinions on school breaks during the 5 minutes of unsolicited advice segment. Finally, host Jonathan and cohost Mark interview Melissa Barnes, another nontraditional law student with a unique journey to share.

Things I Wish I Knew podcast subseries is about learning from your mistakes and progressing in your law school careers. The hosts and guests will be having candid discussions about many topics including anxiety, test taking strategies, technical difficulties, and much more.

Subscribe to the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and other third-party podcast players so you don't miss an episode. We hope you enjoy hearing about law school from the people who know best - law students. For more information about the Widener Law Commonwealth Podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

Music: Bob Birthisel (Pond5)

Mar 20, 2019

Host Julie Sheldon sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Assistant Dean of Students Randi Teplitz and students Gabriella Romeo and Shannon Costa to discuss what to expect during the first year of law school. They provide some tips on how to not only survive but thrive as a 1L. This episode is helpful for anyone considering applying to law school or who is already in the process of preparing for law school.

Mentioned in this Episode

Student Life and Wellness at Widener Law Commonwealth

Office of Student Affairs

Law Library's Reading List 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Jan 16, 2019

Host Julie Sheldon sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Associate Dean of Admissions and Administration John Benfield and Director of Admissions Tom Foley to review helpful tips and information for accepted applicants.

Mentioned in this Episode

Financial Aid Office

Cost of Attendance

Accepted Applicants Page

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Sep 26, 2018

Host Julie Sheldon talks with Widener Law Commonwealth Director of Admissions Tom Foley and discusses how prospective law students can prepare to take the law school admissions test (LSAT) and general tips for law school preparation. 

Mentioned in this Episode:

LSAC

LSAT

Free Mock LSAT at Widener Law Commonwealth

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Nov 8, 2017

Host Julie Massing interviews Widener Law Commonwealth's Director of Student Organizations Mary Catherine Scott and Student Bar Association President Genna Moscato. Their conversation includes information about the types of student organizations available at Widener Law Commonwealth and the benefits that come from participating in them.

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Sep 20, 2017

Host Julie Massing interviews Widener Law Commonwealth's Director of Career Development Karen Durkin. This interview covers several topics including the services offered by the Career Development Office for current students and alumni and tips for job seekers.

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Jun 21, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Commonwealth Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Government Institute Jill Family and alumna Liana Walters '13, Legislative Counsel to PA State Senator Arthur Haywood, to discuss the history, mission, and benefits of Widener Law Commonwealth's Law and Government Institute. 

Follow the Law and Government Institute on Twitter @WidenerLG.

For more information about the podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

Apr 5, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Financial Aid Representative Allura Alonso to discuss the law school financial aid process.  Their conversation covers a wealth of information including affording law school, applying for financial aid, and repaying student loans. Hear from a financial aid expert about what you need to know to help finance your law school education.

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Widener Law Commonwealth Financial Aid Office Campus Cruiser.

Contact Information:

Financial Aid Office
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.541.3961
Fax: 717.541.1964
Email: finaidcwlaw@widener.edu

Mar 22, 2017

Host Julie Massing sits down with Widener Law Commonwealth's Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration John Benfield to discuss the law school application process.  Their conversation covers everything from the LSAT, GPA, personal statements, character and fitness requirements and more. Hear from an admissions expert how you can improve your chances of getting into law school

For more information about Widener Law Commonwealth's podcast, visit commonwealthlaw.widener.edu/podcast.

Mentioned in this Episode:

LSAC.org

 

 

 

Music Credit: LeChuckz

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