Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Centers of Excellence

Villanova Charles Widger Law School Centers of Excellence

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Four Alumni Named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “25 Young Lawyers on the Rise” List

Four alumni from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law were chosen by the Philadelphia Business Journal as part of their “25 young lawyers on the rise” list. The list highlights those born between 1982 and 2000 who are beginning to make an impact on the legal profession in Greater Philadelphia. Read more

The Value of Career Exploration

As part of our “Where Law Meets Business” philosophy—which focuses on preparing students to thrive in 21st-century practice—Villanova Law encourages students to explore a variety of practice areas and settings during law school. For Christian Wynne ’18, taking Business Organizations unearthed a hidden passion for corporate law. Read more


The Second Annual Tax Policy Symposium, June 1

This event will bring together a cross section of business leaders—from tax and accounting to legal and government to renowned academics—to discuss the economic and tax policy issues surrounding the current tax reform proposals, as well as their economic impact.The symposium will take place on Thursday. June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more


Newly-Named Center

Villanova Law recently announced that its Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will be named in honor of Eleanor H. McCullen, recognizing recent gifts totaling $5 million from her husband, Joseph T. McCullen Jr. ’57 CLAS. The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy will offer new academic programming for Villanova law students and will serve as a hub for conferences and seminars on emerging advocacy issues in law, religion and public policy. Read more


National Law Journal Ranks Villanova No. 44 ‘Go-To’ Law School

The National Law Journal has ranked Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law as the No. 44 “go-to” law school in its 2017 rankings. This annual report identifies the top 50 law schools with the highest percentage of 2016 juris doctor (JD) graduates hired as first-year associates at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. Read more


A Leading Military Lawyer

Backed with a Villanova Law degree, our graduates find creative ways to use their legal expertise to serve and make an impact. For alumna Beth Hernandez ’04 joining the U.S. Army JAG Corps upon graduation opened the door to a varied legal career and distinguished service. Read more


Luis Canales ’17 Among National Jurist’s 2017 Students of the Year

Luis Canales ’17 has been named one of The National Jurist’s 2017 Students of the Year. Canales is one of 25 students from across the nation to receive the honor. The Law Students of the Year were nominated by their law schools and chosen by a selection committee at the magazine. Read more


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Alumni Spotlight

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

Frannie Reilly '04

Frannie Reilly '04

Law Office of Frannie Reilly, LLC

Frannie Reilly ’04 has extensive experience counseling clients on corporate policies, best practices and corporate governance and started her own firm in June 2014, focusing her practice on individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Reilly also founded and runs a nonprofit education foundation—the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools—which works to ensure that teachers and students continue to promote innovation, creativity and excellence, especially in difficult economic times.

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99

Senior Assistant Regional Counsel
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Jeffrey S. Nast ’99 serves as Senior Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Working in the Hazardous Waste and Chemical Law Branch in Philadelphia, his primary duties include national historic preservation and enforcing chemical and hazardous waste statutes. Nast previously served in the Gulf war as an Armor Crewman with the First Cavalry Division. He is currently a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses, appointed by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald in December 2015 for a three year term. 

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