VLS Interview Program

Villanova Law is adding an interview component to our application process, which will enhance our already comprehensive and holistic approach to evaluating applications. We hope to learn more about our applicants and their experiences, communication skills, maturity, motivation, and personality through the interview process. Interviews will also help us learn how applicants can contribute to the Villanova Law community as students and alumni.

Interviews are currently by invitation only. We will interview as many applicants as we can, however, we will not be able to interview all applicants. If you are not invited to interview, your candidacy for admission is not adversely impacted. Your application will be reviewed holistically with the same attention as the applicants invited to interview.

Interviews will begin in December and will be scheduled throughout the application cycle. If you are invited to interview, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule your interview. Once you receive the email, you will have seven days to schedule your interview. Each interview will last approximately thirty minutes and will include time for questions. Please note that your application must be complete before you can be invited to interview.

Interviews will be conducted by members of the Admissions Committee via Skype or phone. If you need a reasonable accomodation to complete the interview, please email us at admissions@law.villanova.edu.

May I request an interview?

Unfortunately, interviews are currently by invitation only. While we recognize and appreciate that many applicants would like the opportunity to interview, please do not request an interview.

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I was not invited to interview. What does this mean for my chances for admission?

All completed applications undergo a holistic review by our Admissions Committee, even if an applicant is not invited to interview. Your chances for admission are not impacted if you do not receive an invitation to interview. Any decision is possible after an applicant is interviewed.

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Who will be selected for interviews?

We hope to interview as many applicants as possible. We do not use a formula or specific numerical criteria to determine whom we select for interviews. Applicants invited to interview will have varying experiences and credentials. Before an applicant is invited to interview, his or her application will be reviewed in its entirety.

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I will be visiting the Phiiladelphia area. May I interview in person?

Unfortunately, we will only conduct interviews via telephone or Skype. On-campus interviews are not available at this time.

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I scheduled my interview. What happens next?

You will be contacted by someone from our admissions team to confirm your interview day and time as well as receive additional instructions.

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Will an interview affect the timing of a decision on my application?

Before you are invited to interview, your completed application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. If you choose to interview, your application will be reevaluated after your interview. Your application will be reviewed based on the date your application was completed, not the date your interview was completed. The sooner you are able to schedule your interview, the sooner you could receive a decision about your application to VLS.

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How should I prepare for the interview?

The interview is designed for us to learn more about you and your application to Villanova Law. You will not be questioned about the law or current legal issues in the media. We hope you maximize this opportunity to tell us more about you and learn more about Villanova Law.

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Villanova University School of Law
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