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Whether you are looking to become a trial lawyer, managing attorney at a human rights organization or CEO, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s broad-based legal education will prime you for a diverse and rewarding legal career.

Our programming melds professional skills, ethical training, vital business principles and practical experiences with an academically rigorous legal education. Through critical coursework, six clinics and 270+ externship placements, you will learn by doing and will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.


Our Juris Doctor & Joint Degrees

Our JD is a full-time program and can be customized to your interests with a joint degree or concentration.

Our Professional Experiences

You will gain invaluable legal experience and hands-on training through our clinical and externship experiences.

Our Practical Preparation

Our program is enhanced with practical skills like legal writing, professional development and business fundamentals.