Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Centers of Excellence

Villanova Charles Widger Law School Centers of Excellence

CLE Programs

Continuing Legal Education


Scarpa Center Hosts its Inaugural Law & Entrepreneurship Roundtable, 10/3

Professionals from law, venture capital, biotech and nonprofit organizations will come together on Oct. 3 to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in 2017. Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures, presents the keynote address. Read more

Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media, 10/18

The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance hosts Ethics, Integrity and Civility (or the lack thereof) in Media on 10/18. Panelists include Emmy Award-winning television journalist Ginger Casey; Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibarguen; and Former Philadelphia Daily News Editor Zack Stalberg. The event is free and open to the Villanova community and the public. Read more

Villanova Law Welcomes Four Visiting Assistant Professors for 2017-18

Villanova Law brings practitioners and scholars to campus each year through its ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing guidance and mentorship as these individuals prepare for careers in academia. The Law School welcomes four visiting faculty members—Orli Oren-Kolbinger, Marissa Mole Bostick, Kerin Bischoff Clapp and Jillian Schroeder-Fenlon—for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Read more

Diane E. Ambler '78 named Chair of Villanova Law's Board of Consultors

Diane E. Ambler ’78 was named Chair of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Board of Consultors, effective June 1, 2017. A longtime member of the Board of Consultors, she previously served as Vice Chair, Secretary and Chair of the Planning for the Future and Curricular Innovation Committees. Read more

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Faculty Highlights

Andrew Brandt: His article, "Professional Sports Leagues' Big Bet: 'Evolving' Attitudes on Gambling," was published in the Stanford Law and Policy Review's Volume 28, Issue 2.

Michelle Dempsey: Quoted in The New York Times article "Why Couldn't the Cosby Jury Reach a Verdict? Legal Expert Assess" on June 17.

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.


Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

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.