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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.
JURIS DOCTOR (JD)
CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS
THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE
NEWS & EVENTS
The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, 03/31
What are the legal implications of starting a league that features a growing sport? How do leagues continue to adapt to the challenges of maintaining player safety and wellness during and outside competition? How will leagues combat evolving media deals and collective bargaining agreements? The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium will offer commentary on these issues and more as their top hosts and panelists examine the present and future effects of creating new sports leagues.
2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum, 03/31
The 50th anniversary of Title IX has been much celebrated over the past year. What have been the successes and failures of the past 50 years? What issues do we face in the present? What challenges in interpreting and enforcing Title IX will arise in the future? The 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will bring together attorneys, experts and government officials to discuss the wide range of matters covered by Title IX, from athletics to STEM, pregnancy to gender identity, and sexual misconduct to due process.
The Practice of Helping People
Villanova Law class of 1985 graduate Michael Pansini has always been in the business of helping people. Whether it’s lifelong philanthropic efforts or running one of the most successful Philadelphia-based law firms over the course of the last three and a half decades, he strives to put others first—including the Villanova Law community.
Villanova Law Named Finalist in Bloomberg Law's Inaugural Law School Innovation Program
Villanova Law has been named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program, which recognizes law schools that have implemented instructional programs that advance new approaches to legal technology implementation and legal education. The University was chosen as one of 10 finalists from an applicant pool of more than 60 institutions nationwide.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2025