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
Leslie Book, Professor of Law, worked with Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection to jointly file a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the CARES Act's exclusion of U.S. citizen children from the benefits of emergency cash assistance in response to the coronavirus pandemic, based solely on the fact that one or both parents are undocumented immigrants.
On May 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm, the day of Villanova’s scheduled Commencement, University President, the Rev. Peter Donohue will confer degrees via a live-streamed event. When it is safe to gather, we will honor our graduates in person at Villanova. We are currently exploring dates and will share details as soon as the plans are finalized.
The Villanova University Charles Widger School is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2020. Before they leave us on May 15, we asked members of the Class of 2020 to share more about their Villanova Law experience.
Classes will remain online and all on-campus events are canceled for the spring semester. Please continue to visit our coronavirus website for updates regarding Villanova operations impacted by the coronavirus. Click the more button below to visit the site.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2020