The only law school in the state, Delaware Law School is enmeshed in Delaware's unique legal culture which prizes civility and respect within the bench and bar. Delaware's preeminence in corporate law, bankruptcy, and intellectual property, combined with the Law School's influential presence in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, give students abundant opportunities for clerkships, externships, pro bono experiences, and permanent employment after graduation.
We emphasize applied learning and community engagement with a new curriculum and pedagogical model that gives every student frequent opportunities for expression and feedback. Our distinctive experiential and interdisciplinary signature programs give students additional opportunities to specialize in corporate law, environmental law, family and health law, and advocacy. We emphasize the tools students need to do what lawyers do best: help those who face legal challenges needing practical solutions. We lead in public service, professional training, and continuing legal education. We teach with purpose to make a real difference for our students, our alumni, and our extended legal community.
Since 1975, when our first class graduated, Delaware Law School has been a trusted resource in Delaware and throughout the region. We are Delaware's only law school, but we are not only Delaware's Law School.
By the time you graduate, you will have developed deep knowledge and valuable practical skills in corporate law, family and health law, environmental law, criminal advocacy, or any number of other practice areas. Your professional prospects will expand when you connect with networks of alumni and friends throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and elsewhere.
Our Delaware campus is situated along the northeast corridor between Washington and New York. We are located just five miles from Wilmington, America’s “corporate capital”—the perfect place to focus on corporate and business law, intellectual property law, and business bankruptcy law. The prestigious courts in Delaware, combined with a thriving corporate practice environment, provide a range of opportunities for legal externships and employment, including an opportunity for select students to clerk for justices of the Delaware Supreme Court.
Situated in the Brandywine River Valley, Delaware Law is close to a number of well-known cultural attractions, including Longwood Gardens, the Winterthur Museum, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the Wilmington Grand Opera House. Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are easily accessible. Philadelphia offers a number of historic and cultural attractions, including Independence Hall, the Barnes Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Franklin Institute. Baltimore is also popular, with its charming neighborhoods and the Inner Harbor’s National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will love Delaware. Our state offers thousands of acres of parkland for fishing, boating, and hiking, plus miles of exceptional beaches. With no sales tax, shopping is always a bargain in Delaware, and the state also boasts a tempting restaurant scene. Both Philadelphia and Baltimore provide dazzling nightlife, top-notch concerts, and a host of professional sports teams, including Philadelphia’s Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and Flyers, as well as Baltimore’s Ravens and Orioles.