Villanova University School of Law announced a new comprehensive partnership with West LegalEdcenter (WLEc), a Thomson Reuters business. This multifaceted agreement is the first of its kind among U.S. law schools. It encompasses a content partnership that shares the expertise of the Villanova faculty through a national and international platform, access to the Beyond the Bar portal for students, and discounted subscription rates to the WLEc portal for alumni.
“As lawyers and educators, we understand the importance of staying current in an ever-evolving profession,” said John Y. Gotanda, Dean of Villanova University School of Law. “This agreement with West LegalEdcenter enhances Villanova Law’s educational offerings to both our students and alumni and shares the expertise of our faculty with lawyers around the world.”
Villanova University School of Law’s partnership with West LegalEdcenter includes:
Launched in 2001, West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business, is the nation's leading online continuing legal education (CLE) service. The West LegalEdcenter library contains nearly 6,000 CLE programs, spanning all learning levels and covering every practice area. Our up-to-the minute programming keeps pace with rapid changes in the law and helps you stay on top of your game. And with easy, online access, you can view programming wherever you are – from home, the office or while traveling – wherever you have access to the Internet. West LegalEdcenter is CLE that's all about you.
Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Founded in 1953, Villanova University School of Law is rooted in academic excellence, academic freedom, inclusion and respect for human dignity. The Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association, provides broad-based legal education, and its award-winning clinics and Lawyering Together Program provide free legal aid to those in need.
Notable alumni include Hon. Kelly Ayotte (U.S. Senator, New Hampshire); David C. Chavern (Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce); Michael R. Haswell (Head of Business Development, Commerce, Google Inc.); Jeffrey S. Moorad (Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners);Martin G. McGuinn (former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the former Mellon Financial Corporation, now the Bank of New York Mellon), Patrick J. O’Connor (Vice Chairman, Cozen O´Connor); Hon. Edward Rendell (Former Governor of Pennsylvania); Hon. Marjorie Rendell (Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit); Joseph T. Sebastianelli (President and CEO, Jefferson Health Systems); and Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO).