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Wilmington University Receives $1 Million Grant from the Longwood Foundation

Wilmington University Brandwyine campus

Wilmington University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Longwood Foundation to support the expansion of its Brandywine location. The expansion includes a new law school building and a Convocation Center that will serve multiple University needs.

In the context of the grant, the Longwood Foundation cited the limited diversity within Delaware’s legal profession and Wilmington University’s long tradition as an open-access, accredited, and inclusive institution. As a private, nonprofit University, WilmU serves traditional students starting their college careers, non-traditional students, and working adults seeking advancement through higher education.

“Our law school . . . is [educating] future attorneys who will reflect the populations they serve.” — Dr. Laverne Harmon

“We have fostered a caring environment and offered convenience, flexibility, and affordable tuition to students from all walks of life since we were established 56 years ago,” says Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne Harmon. “Our law school mirrors that philosophy by establishing admission pathways to all qualified students, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and by educating future attorneys who will reflect the populations they serve.”

The law school welcomed its inaugural class in August 2023, operating at Brandywine’s current single-building location, which also houses classrooms, labs, and offices for the University’s other offerings.

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