WHY VILLANOVA LAW?
At Villanova Law, our broad-based legal education is grounded in academic rigor; practical, hands-on training; and a foundation in business that primes graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers. Wherever your interests may lie—international law, corporate law, intellectual property law or public interest law—you will find programs that will prepare you for the future.
Guided by our Where Law Meets Business philosophy, our programming infuses vital business principles, professional skills, ethical training and practical experiences into each student’s education. Through innovative coursework, six clinics and 275+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.
NEWS & EVENTS
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law has announced a new initiative, the Deans’ Mental Health and Law Student Well-being Advisory Council. The Advisory Council’s goal is to create open dialogue between law students and the administration about mental health and well-being concerns, promote resources both within the law school and the legal profession, and to destigmatize these issues among peers.
Continuing Villanova Law’s commitment to bringing renowned leaders in the legal profession to campus, Mildred W. Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia, will join the Law School’s Dean’s Distinguished Fellows program beginning in the fall 2021 semester.
Villanova Law alum Stephanie Resnick '84, managing partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, was presented with the prestigious 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey. The award is presented to an exemplary attorney for years of service, contributions to the legal profession and commitment to the community, whose advocacy has advanced democratic values, pluralism and mutual understanding which mirrors AJC’s mission.
This semester, members of Villanova Law’s Moot Court Board have found success in various National Appellate Advocacy Competitions held virtually against teams from law schools across the country. Each team was comprised of two students from the Moot Court Board, the principal oral advocacy organization at Villanova Law which aims to enhance and showcase students’ courtroom advocacy skills.
AT A GLANCE
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THE CLASS OF 2023