WHY VILLANOVA LAW?
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.
THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE
Four Villanova Law Students Named 2019 ACCGP Diversity Corporate Summer Interns
The Diversity Corporate Summer Internship Program, which aims to increase diversity within corporate legal departments in the Delaware Valley and provide law students with an opportunity to experience in-house practice and examine alternative legal careers, is open to law students who are members of minority groups, specifically based on race, ethnicity, religion, or LGBTQ status, who are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.
Ruth Gordon, Professor of Law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, was recently awarded a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program grant by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research in Hong Kong. She will be at the University of Hong Kong from August-December 2019.
Lisa Riley ’20 has been named a recipient of the 2019 Judge William M. Marutani Fellowship, which is awarded to students who show a commitment to public service. The Fellowship provides a stipend for a summer internship with a nonprofit public interest organization or with a federal, state or municipal government in Pennsylvania. This summer, Riley will be serving as a legal intern for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project.
Sarah Baranik de Alarcón ’19 was recently selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering students grants to conduct research, study and teach abroad.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2020