Innovation Scholars Program

Innovation Scholars

Villanova University School of Law is launching a new "Innovation Scholars" program, funding up to 50 full scholarships for the incoming class of fall 2014. "Innovation Scholars" will receive full-tuition for all three years of study.

This program celebrates Villanova Law's new Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Recognizing that the legal profession has dramatically changed in recent years, Villanova Law has listened to law firm, corporate and goverment employers: Law graduates of the 21st century must have a more sophisticated, hands-on approach to both the legal industry and to the business practices of their future clients. In response to these market changes, new curricular innovations are being introduced under the auspices of the Center to infuse business principles into Villanova Law's core curriculum.

The Center for Law, Entrepreneurship and Innovation transforms the educational experience at Villanova Law by immersing all students, regardless of their chosen field, in the practical application of their law studies and preparing them for today's business-centric legal practices with required courses such as Financial Literacy for Lawyers and Business Aspects of the Law. In Business Aspects of the Law, legal practitioners along with faculty members explain the nuts and bolts of the structure, personnel and economics of a law firm. Designed in consultation with business, financial and legal service leaders, Financial Literacy for Lawyers provides valuable lessons on analyzing financial statements, and understanding important business concepts, such as the time value of money, financing options, property valuation and the steps in a transaction. The Center is also home to the new Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship, where students put to use the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom by assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs in the formation of new ventures.

The Villanova Law education - with its focus on business principles and experiential learning - provides our graduates with the skills needed to succeed in today's highly competitive market.

Innovation Scholars eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher (as calculated by LSAC)
  • LSAT score of 157 or higher
  • Innovation Scholars must maintain good academic standing

How to apply:

  • All admitted students meeting the above criteria are automatically eligible for the program. Any interested candidate should contact the Admissions Office.
  • Click here to learn how to apply to Villanova University School of Law.

Note: The application fee for all new JD candidates has been waived.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (610) 519-7010 or

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Villanova University School of Law
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Villanova, PA  19085-1682

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