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, 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.

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 6 in-house law firms and 275+ 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

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A Divine Calling: Helping the Most Vulnerable Populations

Sister Brigid Mary Meeks ’22 was not a typical law student. A member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Sister Brigid Mary always knew she wanted to attend law school, but once she realized her true calling was to religious life, the path to becoming a lawyer wasn’t as clear.

JUNE 27, 2022

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Sports Law Negotiation Teams Succeed in Annual Arbitration Competitions

From Villanova Law to the Pennsylvania State Capitol

Today, Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 is the House Democratic Leader with a successful legal career and a dedication to public service. As a young girl in elementary school, Leader McClinton had big dreams. "Since first grade, to anyone who asked, I always said I was going to be a lawyer," she says.

JUNE 21, 2022

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Ask the Grad: Class of 2022

Ask the Grad: Class of 2022

The Villanova University Charles Widger School is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2022. 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 2022 to share more about their Villanova Law experience. 

MAY 10, 2022

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Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation, to Deliver Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s 2022 Commencement Address

Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation, to Deliver Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s 2022 Commencement Address

Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, announced that Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2022 and will also receive the Villanova Law Medallion Award in recognition of his achievements.

MAY 3, 2022

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

275+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

178

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2023

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

11,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES