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 275+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.
NEWS & EVENTS
Join Villanova Law professors Andrew Brandt, Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, and Shea Rhodes, Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, as they discuss Cleveland Browns quarterback, Deshaun Watson, and his predatory behavior, suspension, contract and implications on the National Football League (NFL), professional sports and society as a whole.
Villanova University announced the appointment of Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM, as associate professor of practice and faculty director of its Graduate Tax Program. Olsen joins Villanova from Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE-based law firm, where he will continue to work as of counsel assisting the firm’s clients. In his new role at Villanova, Olsen will oversee the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which offers both online and in-person courses.
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, has appointed new faculty beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. Ana Santos Rutschman, Professor; Brenner Fissell, Associate Professor; Stephen Olsen, Faculty Director of the Graduate Tax Program and Associate Professor of Practice; and Thomas Bennett, Visiting Associate Professor, will begin their tenures in the fall semester. This year, Villanova Law also welcomes four visiting faculty members: Ben Cavataro, Catherine Baylin Duryea, Daniel Friedman and Amanda Rogers.
Hailing from 29 states, the District of Columbia and two international countries, the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Class of 2025 joined the community on-campus this week. The 186 incoming students from the Class of 2025 began their Villanova experience on August 16, when they arrived at Scarpa Hall for three days of orientation activities.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023