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, 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.
NEWS & EVENTS
The 18th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture will take place on Monday, February 26, 2024. This year's conference, "Antihumanism and Post-Political Condition," will feature Matthew B. Crawford, New York Times bestselling author and senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. Crawford will discuss current advancements and trends within society, particularly in the human sciences and political realms, and what they could signal for the future.
The McCullen Center welcomes Leon (Lee) F. DeJulius Jr., partner-in-charge of Jones Day's New York office, and Judge Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, to share more about their careers, advice for law students and lawyers and the value of civility in legal practice today.
Chandon Pierre ’25 found his path to Villanova Law thanks to two of his passions: a desire to create social change and his love of playing football. The Reno, NV native transferred to Villanova Law this past summer to continue his impressive simultaneous pursuits of being a full-time law student and proud member of the Villanova Wildcats football team.
When the FDA approves a new medicine, vaccine, or medical device, many assume it gets released into the marketplace and immediately begins helping people. But that is not always the case. In both her teaching and research, Professor of Law Ana Santos Rutschman examines what should happen and what actually does happen.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2025