Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

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Centers of Excellence

CLE Programs

Continuing Legal Education


Dean Alexander elected to the AALS Executive Committee
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) recently elected Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, as a member of the AALS Executive Committee. Read more

Trial team success at University of Florida Trial Advocacy Tournament
This month, four Villanova Law National Trial Team students competed and finished as quarterfinalists in the University of Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament in Gainesville, Florida. Samuel Cooper ’19, Samantha Fitzpatrick ’19, Jordan Morgan ’19 and LaVelle King ’18 competed against teams from law schools across the country. Read more

Eight Alumni Named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” List
Eight alumni from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law were chosen by the Philadelphia Business Journal as part of its “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia's Top Lawyers” list. Read more

Expert commentary on the impact of proposed tax reform

Professor J. Richard Harvey spoke to numerous national and international media outlets about the effect the GOP’s proposed tax plan will likely have on U.S. multinational corporations. Read more

The Inaugural Dean's Distinguished Fellows
Villanova Law is bringing to campus renowned scholars in a range of areas of law, leadership and business through the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows program. Jonathan KlickPhD, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Kellye Testy, President of LSAC, are joining Villanova’s academic community. Read more

Law School Event Calendar

Faculty Highlights

Josephine Sandler Nelson: Her paper, "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime," won both the Holmes-Cardozo Award and Distinguished Proceeding Prize at the 2017 Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Andrew Brandt: His article "The U.S. Supreme Court is Set to Decide on Sports Gambling. Is the NFL Ready for the Result?" appeared in Sports Illustrated on Nov. 28.

Brett Frischmann: Quoted in "As fears cloud net neutrality debate, is common ground being overlooked?" which appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on Nov. 30.


Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Joanna McClinton '06
PA State Representative

Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 was recently appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. She is the first woman from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve on the Commission, which is charged to create and maintain a consistent and rational statewide sentencing policy through the adoption of guidelines that promote fairer and more uniform sentencing throughout the Commonwealth. Rep. McClinton joined the House of Representatives in 2015 after winning a special election. She currently represents the 191st Legislative District, which includes parts of southwest Philadelphia and Delaware County. Read more