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

2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium, 02/10

Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium, 02/10

The 2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium will examine problems associated with different types of waste–trash, water pollution and medical waste–from an environmental justice perspective. This event will be held on Friday, February 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in John F. Scarpa Hall.

FEBRUARY 1, 2023

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Villanova Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law's Inaugural Law School Innovation Program

Villanova Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law's Inaugural Law School Innovation Program

Villanova Law has been named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program, which recognizes law schools that have implemented instructional programs that advance new approaches to legal technology implementation and legal education. The University was chosen as one of 10 finalists from an applicant pool of more than 60 institutions nationwide.

JANUARY 23, 2023

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Q&A with Dean Alexander on his New Role as AALS President

Q&A with Dean Alexander on his New Role as AALS President

In January, Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, began his tenure as President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Founded in 1900, the AALS is a non-profit organization of 176 law schools in the United States and 19 fee-paid law schools that are not members. Its mission is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. We spoke with Dean Alexander to learn more about his priorities in the role and his vision for the future of legal education.

JANUARY 9, 2023

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Lifelong Learning Creates Grad Tax Legacy

Lifelong Learning Creates Grad Tax Legacy

Gerard “Gerry” Levins ’16 LLM has been in love with Villanova his whole life. He didn’t, however, have the opportunity to attend Villanova until he enrolled in the University’s online Graduate Tax Program. Levins recently gave the Graduate Tax Program a gift in support of student scholarships, which will enable access to the program for students who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

DECEMBER 12, 2022

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

330+

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