Applying to VLS

Thank you for your interest in Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. At Villanova Law, we seek to attract and enroll candidates who will lead the legal profession as it is transformed by dramatic - and unpredictable - forces. We actively recruit individuals who will contribute to the diversity of our community, and we define diversity in broad terms: race, sex, religion or creed, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, economic status, ideology, and disability. Our selection process is highly competitive, yet we rely on a wide range of criteria. We have no numerical cut-offs or indexes, and we encourage candidates to take advantage of all elements of our application.


Villanova Law offers a full-time, day JD program only. We only matriculate students in the fall semester. (For information on our Graduate Tax Program, please click here.)


The Admissions Office requires applications to be submitted online via the Law School Admissions Council ("LSAC"). Should you require a hard-copy of our application, please contact the Admissions Office at 610-519-7010. For complete application instructions, please click here.

Applicants who intend to practice law should be aware that admission to the bar in all states involves character, fitness and other qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to determine what those requirements are in the state(s) in which they intend to practice by consulting the National Conference of Bar Examiners and American Bar Association.

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.


The Annual Security Report containing information about Villanova University's security policies and procedures, and crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years is available at: A hard-copy is also available upon request through Villanova Law's Admissions Office.

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Villanova University
Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-7010
Fax: 610-519-6291