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Wilmington University opens second law school in Delaware.

The private school will join Widener University’s Delaware School of Law to serve the future legal community of the first state.

In a statement on their website, Law School Dean Phillip Closius said “My staff and I have decades of experience at other law schools. However, when we had the opportunity to help put together a program for Wilmington University Law School, we are committed to being something different…”

Their website touts a “student-centered perspective” with an emphasis on diversity.

They also plan to create schedules to help students who may have other jobs and family commitments while they continue their studies.

Closius comes to Wilmington after serving as dean and professor at the University of Baltimore and the University of Toledo.

Wilmington University promotes tuition of $24,000 per year, including $18,000 for part-time students.

Delaware Law School tuition starts at $57,376 for JD freshmen, with part-time at $43,032.

Their first class graduated in 1975.

More information on the program is expected at a press conference later this month.

Nancy I. Romero