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 200+ 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 250+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Highlighting our comprehensive and innovative student-focused learning goals and assessment plan

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

Academics

ACADEMICS

Faculty

FACULTY

Student Experience

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Alumni

ALUMNI

Events

EVENTS

Employers

EMPLOYERS

Library

LIBRARY

NEWS

Villanova University Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Villanova University Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the announcement by Governor Tom Wolf of the shutdown of all Pennsylvania schools for two weeks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19.), Villanova will close to the public for the next two weeks. All students are required to leave campus by Sunday, March 15. For more information, click on the more button below.

MARCH 13, 2020

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Rick Schneider '20

Ricky Schneider ’20 Receives Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 Public Interest Section Law Student Award

Ricky Schneider ’20 was selected as the Villanova Law recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 Public Interest Section Law Student Award. He was recognized for his dedication to public service at the 2019 Public Interest Section Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception in Philadelphia. 

MARCH 3, 2020

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Lawyers as Leaders

Learning to Lead with Values

Lawyers by trade are leaders. They are at the center of important decision making and have the power to change the life of a person, or even impact the lives of millions of people with a single case. But being a lawyer who leads requires skills that go beyond a traditional legal education. Villanova Law is dedicated to identifying, fostering and developing critical leadership skills in students through coursework and initiatives like Lawyers as Leaders.

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

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Todd Aagaard

Professor Todd Aagaard Named Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future

Todd Aagaard, Professor of Law, has been named a visiting fellow for the 2019-20 academic year at Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonpartisan environmental economics think tank based in Washington, DC. RFF’s mission is to improve environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

JANUARY 17, 2020

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

250+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

175

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2020

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

10,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES