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Welcome, Incoming Class of 2023! You’re about to join a group of successful and supportive peers, renowned faculty, and accomplished alumni. Your path to a successful legal career starts now, and it all starts here at Delaware Law.

Orientation is the first step in your law school journey, and we can’t wait to get started! From introductions to case briefing and exam taking techniques to wellness and academic support programs, we have designed an Orientation program to provide you with the tools to succeed in law school. Please bookmark this page and check back often for updated information.

At Delaware Law, you will find a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community ­— because we know that what you experience in and out of the classroom matters to your success, overall professional development, and ability to thrive.  We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and belonging. Please take a moment to view our Nondiscrimination Policy and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page on our web site featuring Delaware Law’s Value Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


OFFICE OF THE DEAN

Congratulations again on your acceptance and welcome to Delaware Law! Any announcements from the Dean regarding incoming students will be posted here.


OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS - ORIENTATION

Welcome to all incoming students! Orientation is led by the Office of Student Affairs. Have questions about Orientation? This Office is your go-to support. Information pertaining to Fall 2023 will be posted throughout the spring.  

Orientation Dates

Orientation for first-year students usually begins in early/mid-August and lasts for several days. Please check back for dates.

Orientation Materials

Orientation materials will be posted here and on the Orientation Canvas page when available. Please check back for updates.

Student Health Insurance Information
The American Bar Association provides insurance options for law student members. More information about the ABA and their insurance options can be found at abainsurance.com/student-health/.

Students attending Delaware Law School who are sponsored by a current member of the Delaware Bar may apply for student membership in the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA). Student members of the DSBA are eligible to apply for health insurance through the DSBA. For more information, visit dsba.org/law-student-membership/.

Tobacco Free Policy
In order to promote a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Widener University is tobacco free on all campuses. The Tobacco Free Policy applies to all university faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests at all times. The use of tobacco, including smoking, is prohibited within university facilities, outdoor areas, and university owned vehicles.

Summer Hours
Beginning in late May, the Law School will follow its summer schedule. Hours are extended Monday through Thursday. All offices will be closed on Friday until Orientation. For specific hours, use office contact information (pdf) to connect with individual offices.

Delaware Law Apparel Shop
The Student Bar Association maintains an apparel shop for Delaware Law items. Visit the shop and show your Delaware Law pride!


ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Make sure you start off on the right foot by reading all admissions materials for members of the 2023 incoming class.

Accepted Applicant Events
Learn more about Delaware Law and why it’s the right fit for you by joining us for our Accepted Applicant Events. Please check your email for invitations. Event information will be posted on our Accepted Applicant Events page as it becomes available.  

Matriculation Materials 
Fall 2023 Matriculation Memo (pdf) - posted 11/02/22
Fall 2023 Acceptance Next Steps (pdf) - posted 11/02/22
Widener University MyWidener Account Activation and Login Instructions (pdf)
     myWidener will provide access to your Widener University email account.

Finalize Your Enrollment
Your acceptance is conditioned upon receipt by the Law School of an official transcript showing successful completion of your undergraduate studies and the award of your baccalaureate degree. You MUST submit your final official transcript showing the award of your baccalaureate degree to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) by August 1st.

Delaware state regulations and Widener University policies require you submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and COVID-19 prior to enrollment at Delaware Law. For more information, please review the MMR Immunization Requirement Memorandum (pdf) and Widener University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. MMR and COVID-19 vaccination records must be submitted separately and according to their individual instructions no later than August 1st.

Pay your Seat Deposit Online
Widener University Delaware Law School Marketplace

Scholarship Opportunities for First Year Students
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Barbri Law Preview Scholarship
Barbi One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship
The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. Marshall-Motley Scholars Program
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) 1L Prep - Attitude is Essential (AIE) Program (use registration discount code 2021)
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholarship
Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Law School Preparation Opportunities
Barbri Law Preview
Barbri KarmicKash Program
Diversity Pipeline Program Opportunity For Entering 1Ls
Philadelphia Diversity Law Group - Law School Boot Camp


Campus Services - Housing

Delaware Law is one of very few law schools in the country that offers fully-furnished, on-campus housing for JD students. For more information about housing, contact the Office of Campus Services.

On-Campus Housing Information and Reservation Form 
2023 On-Campus Housing Information (pdf) - posted 10/24/22
Fall 2023 Housing Form (pdf) - updated 10/24/22

Pay your Dorm Deposit Online
Widener University Delaware Law School Marketplace

Off Campus Housing Information
Student Apartment Guide (pdf) - updated 05/09/22


REGISTRAR

Student Location Card
Location Card (pdf)

Student Education Records Notice
Student Education Records Notice (pdf)

Student Employment Information Form
Student Employment Information Form (pdf)

Student History at a Glance Form 2023
2023 Student History at a Glance Form (pdf)

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9-5


FINANCIAL AID

Financing Your Legal Education - Information for Accepted Applicants
Financing Your Legal Education (PowerPoint)

For financial aid information, visit http://www.widener.edu/lawfinaid.


Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services Guide (pdf)

For those contemplating the purchase of a computer or laptop and would like information regarding Widener University Delaware Law School’s computer systems and the compatibility with your computer hardware, please contact our Information Technology Services Department at 302-477-2196 or at [email protected].


CAMPUS SAFETY

Welcome and Orientation Information
Campus Safety Welcome (pdf)

Student ID Cards
Log in to your myWidener account, search "ID cards," click on ID Cards Task, and follow instructions for uploading your student ID photo.


LAW LIBRARY

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to Midnight
Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Suggested Reading for Prospective Law Students

As you prepare for law school, you may choose to read law-related or themed content. Visit delawarelaw.widener.edu/SuggestedReadings for our suggestions on optional reading materials.


Bookstore

Widener University provides an online bookstore for all of its schools and campuses. Books may be purchased at any time online but are not available for purchase at the Delaware Law School campus. Students may order their books at their convenience by visiting the Widener University Online Bookstore.


Virtual Campus Tours

Get to Know Campus

Want a quick overview of our campus? Check out our aerial campus tour.

 

Campus Tour

Want a more in-depth tour, much like the one you would receive during an in-person, on-campus visit? Check out our extended campus tour.