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About J. Palmer Lockard II

Palmer Lockard is the director of Central Pennsylvania Law Clinics. He also directs the law school’s trial advocacy programs, and teaches courses on family law and remedies.
In the Law Clinics, Professor Lockard works with students to help them provide representation to their clients. He assists them in understanding the law, helps them counsel clients, and supports them as they prepare for evidentiary hearings. He, along with other members of the clinical faculty, provides mentoring to the students as they begin the practice of law.
Professor Lockard also mentors students in Widener’s trial advocacy programs. In the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, he oversees the instruction provided by the volunteer attorneys who act as faculty in the program. He also coaches Widener’s Trial Advocacy Honor Society teams as they prepare for interscholastic competitions.


Present Associate Clinical Professor, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Present Director, Civil Law Clinic, Widener University Commonwealth Law School



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