Longwood awards $1 million grant for Wilmington University Brandywine campus buildings

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Wilmington University was awarded a $1 million grant by the Longwood Foundation to support the expansion of its Brandywine location, including a law school building and a convocation center.

Longwood cited links to the limited diversity within Delaware’s legal profession and Wilmington University’s long tradition as an open-access, accredited, and inclusive institution, a release stated.

The private, nonprofit university serves traditional students starting their college careers, non-traditional students, and working adults.

“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 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 started its first 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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The university is slated to build a law school and convocation center on the campus, off Concord Pike (Route 202), near the Pennsylvania line.

Wilmington University has an enrollment of more than 20,000. Its original campus is in the New Castle, with satellites in all three Delaware counties and in New Jersey.

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