Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Centers of Excellence

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

Edward Stephen ’05 CLAS named Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, recently announced the appointment of Edward Stephen ’05 CLAS as Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for the Charles Widger School of Law. Stephen, who joins the Law School on January 17, was selected following a national search. 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

Criminal Justice Reform Townhall Meeting, 1/30
The Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance, the League of Women Voters of Radnor Township and the Villanova University Department of Sociology and Criminology will host a townhall event featuring Pennsylvania Secretary of Correction John E. Wetzel. The event will cover topics from the opioid crisis to mass incarceration. Read more

2018 Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium, 2/9
Industry professionals in the fields of real estate development and environmental law will gather for an engaging disgussion regarding the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Robinson Township v. Commonweath in addition to challenges and opportunities present for project developers under the Trump Administration. 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