CHARLES WIDGER

SCHOOL OF LAW

WHY VILLANOVA LAW?

Law School

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.

PROGRAMS

JURIS DOCTOR (JD)

Cutting-edge preparation for the next generation of Villanova lawyers
 

JOINT DEGREES

JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/LLM in Taxation and JD/LLM in International Studies
 

GRADUATE TAX

Interdisciplinary, in-depth examination of tax principles and policies
 

CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS

Hands-on legal experience through our 6 in-house law firms and 275+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing our students for professional success through educational offerings and one-on-one career counseling

PUBLIC INTEREST

Fostering a commitment to service in our students through curricular and extracurricular offerings

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

America's Future: A Conversation with Nikki Haley, 12/07

America's Future: A Conversation with Nikki Haley, 12/07

On Wednesday, December 7, the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina (2011-2017) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019). This event is free and open to the public. Please note registration for this event is required.

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

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Daniel Goldfield ’24 and Anna O’Brien ’24 Win the 63rd Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition

Daniel Goldfield ’24 and Anna O’Brien ’24 Win the 63rd Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition

The 63rd Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition concluded on Thursday, November 17, after weeks of preparation and preliminary trial rounds. Daniel Goldfield ’24 and Anna O’Brien ’24, who argued for the Respondent, were victorious.

NOVEMBER 22, 2022

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Recent Villanova Law Grad Launches Career in Washington, DC

Recent Villanova Law Grad Launches Career in Washington, DC

Juan Dawson ’22 always felt drawn to our nation’s capital. He recently fulfilled his goal of practicing law in Washington, DC when he started his legal career as an energy associate with Troutman Pepper. There, Dawson represents clients in the energy industry before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state energy regulatory agencies.

OCTOBER 21, 2022

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Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM Appointed Faculty Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM Appointed Faculty Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Villanova University announced the appointment of Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM, as associate professor of practice and faculty director of its Graduate Tax Program. Olsen joins Villanova from Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE-based law firm, where he will continue to work as of counsel assisting the firm’s clients. In his new role at Villanova, Olsen will oversee the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which offers both online and in-person courses.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2022

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

275+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

178

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2023

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

11,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES