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 200+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.
THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE
Through fundraising, the Walter A. Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP), an entirely student-run organization, provides summer fellowships to Villanova Law students committed to public service legal work. All proceeds of the 23rd Annual Public Interest Auction held on Saturday, February 22 will directly fund these public interest opportunities.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Sixth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, which will bring together lawyers and non-lawyers, focusing on the key players in the fashion industry. This year’s event will include discussions on how leaders of fashion companies interact with both inside and outside counsel to run some of the most successful businesses in the world.
Todd Aagaard, Professor of Law, has been named a visiting fellow for the 2019-20 academic year at Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonpartisan environmental economics think tank based in Washington, DC. RFF’s mission is to improve environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.
Katie Albanese ’19 was recognized at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Annual Reception for winning the 2019 George Hutchinson Writing Competition with her paper titled “When is Enough Enough? What Constitutes an Adequate Written Description of Genus” on intellectual property matters.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2020