The Villanova Clinical Program is a law office, staffed by students, at the Villanova University School of Law. Law students, working under close faculty supervision, provide free legal representation to a limited number of individuals who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.
Referrals and appointments are required. No walk-ins are accepted. All cases are screened for case type and financial eligibility and are selected for their educational value to the student-lawyers. The office operates year-round but only accepts new cases during the academic year. Some clinics only accept clients who are referred by a public-interest law firm.
Our clinics provide representation in specific types of civil cases.
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|Civil Justice Clinic
Students represent clients in a range of civil matters including custody, support,
disability, consumer matters, housing and employment. We do not handle divorce
or bankruptcy matters.
|Clinic for Asylum, Refugee & Emigrant Services (CARES)
Students represent refugees seeking asylum protection in the U.S. because of
threatened persecution in the countries from which they fled.
|Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship (CLE)
Students in the Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship provide direct representation
to entrepreneurs, businesses, and social ventures from the Philadelphia region.
|Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
Students represent clients who are living and working in agricultural and
agricultural-related settings throughout eastern Pennsylvania.
|Federal Tax Clinic
Students represent low-income taxpayers in controversies before the Internal
Revenue Service & in the U.S. Tax Court.
|Interdisciplinary Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic (Health Law Clinic)
Law students & graduate nursing students work collaboratively representing low-income
clients with health-related legal matters. All referrals for this clinic come from
public interest law firms.