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, numerous clinics and hundreds of 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 8 in-house law clinics and 330+ 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

Second Annual State and Local Tax Forum, 06/06

Second Annual State and Local Tax Forum, 06/06

The Second Annual State and Local Tax (SALT) Forum hosted by the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program will provide a venue for honest and respectful discussion of the most pertinent SALT issues of the day. This year's topic is "State Taxation of a Digital Economy," which will answer critical questions of what is taxable in the digital economy, which states can tax (and how much of) it, what legislators can do to reduce uncertainty and how judges might rule on these issues.

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Villanova Law Competition Teams Find Success on National Stage in 2023-24 Academic Year

Villanova Law Competition Teams Find Success on National Stage in 2023-24 Academic Year

Throughout the 2023-24 academic year, Villanova Law was well-represented by its competition teams at various regional and national competitions across North America. This year’s teams include the Moot Court Board, National Trial Team, Phi Alpha Delta, Scarpa Corporate Negotiation Team and Sports Law Negotiation Team.

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Villanova Law Students Visit Supreme Court

Villanova Law Students Visit Supreme Court

This spring, Villanova Law students visited the Supreme Court of the United States on a trip for the Law and Religion course. At the Court, students had the opportunity to meet with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and visited the courtroom for a lecture by a member of the curator’s office. The students also visited the law firm Jones Day and met with Noel Francisco, partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s Washington office and former solicitor general of the United States.

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Ask the Grad: Class of 2024

Ask the Grad: Class of 2024

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2024. This impressive group of students joins a tight-knit community of more than 12,000 Villanova Law alumni. Before they leave us, we asked members of the class of 2024 to share more about their Villanova Law experience.

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

330+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

8

in-house
legal clinics

  

161

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2026

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

12,000+

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.