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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Tenth Annual Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership, 10/29-30

The Tenth Annual Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Workshop hosted by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, in partnership with Seattle University School of Law and sponsored by the Law School Admission Council will take place October 29–30. This workshop is designed to encourage and assist members of underrepresented groups to pursue deanships and other leadership positions.

OCTOBER 25, 2021

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Exploring the World of Environmental Law

Exploring the World of Environmental Law

From a young age, Eve Balistra ’22 has had a wide variety of interests and knew she wanted to help others. She received undergraduate degrees in both history and biochemistry from Muhlenberg College and considered continuing to medical school. After deciding she wanted to start on her path to service instead of pursuing a medical career, Balistra turned to the legal field and never looked back.

OCTOBER 15, 2021

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Villanova University Receives $13 Million Gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 and Barbara Widger

Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a $13 million gift from Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 JD and Barbara Widger that will propel the Charles Widger School of Law to the forefront of professional development and leadership programming in legal education. 

OCTOBER 6, 2021

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Villanova Law Welcomes Four Visiting Assistant Professors and New Clinical Fellow

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.

AUGUST 24, 2021

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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