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
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Stuart Banner. In this lecture, he will discuss his recent book, The Decline of Natural Law: How American Lawyers Once Used Natural Law and Why They Stopped. The first book to explain how natural law once worked in the American legal system offers a look into how and why this major shift in legal thought happened, and focuses, in particular, on the shift from the idea that law is something we find to something we make.
Villanova Law brings practitioners and scholars to campus each year through the ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing them guidance and mentorship as they prepare for careers in academia. This year, Villanova Law welcomes four visiting faculty members—Lev Breydo, Zviko Chadambuka, Luke Repici and Abel Rodríguez—for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Law School is also welcoming a new Clinical Fellow—Catherine Kapples—to teach and advise students in the Clinical Program. These individuals bring impressive credentials in both scholarship and practice to the Villanova Law classroom.
The 222 incoming students from Class of 2024 began their Villanova experience on August 18, 2021 with three days of orientation activities, culminating in a community picnic with faculty, staff and current students. In a welcome address from Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean, students were urged to be leaders in the law and the world.
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, has appointed MarySheila McDonald as the new John F. Scarpa Professor of Entrepreneurship. A leader, scholar and innovator, she comes to Villanova from the La Salle University School of Business where she served as dean since 2017.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023