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 200+ externship placements, Villanova students learn by doing—and graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s competitive job market.

PROGRAMS

JD ADMISSIONS

Applying, visiting our campus and joining 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 200+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Preparing our students for professional success through educational offerings and one-on-one career counseling

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Highlighting our comprehensive and innovative student-focused learning goals and assessment plan

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

Academics

ACADEMICS

Faculty

FACULTY

Student Experience

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Alumni

ALUMNI

Events

EVENTS

Employers

EMPLOYERS

Library

LIBRARY

NEWS

Professors Joy Mullane and Les Book Receive Inaugural Diane E. Ambler ’78 Faculty Curricular Innovation Award

Professors Joy Mullane and Les Book Receive Inaugural Diane E. Ambler ’78 Faculty Curricular Innovation Award

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law recently announced the inaugural Diane E. Ambler '78 Faculty Curricular Innovation Award to recognize faculty members who have distinguished themselves through their innovation in creating pedagogical and curricular changes with a positive impact on the Law School. Professor Les Book and Professor Joy Mullane were named co-recipients of the award for their collaborative development of an innovative model for teaching.

JULY 2, 2018

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Villanova Law Establishes Endowed Chairs Recognizing Leadership and Scholarship

Villanova Law Establishes Endowed Chairs Recognizing Leadership and Scholarship

Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean, announced the establishment of two endowed faculty chair positions. Doris DelTosto Brogan ’81, Professor of Law has been named the Harold Reuschlein Leadership Chair.  Michelle Madden Dempsey, Professor of Law has been named the first holder of the Harold Reuschlein Scholar Chair. The Chairs will serve to model the importance of the three major aspects of exemplary faculty life at Villanova Law—teaching, scholarship and service.  

 

JUNE 28, 2018

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A second career in law allowed LaVelle King ’18 to utilize prior experience

A second career in law allowed LaVelle King '18 to utilize prior experience

In embarking on their professional journey, students use externships to align their personal and professional goals while developing and enhancing their legal skills. LaVelle King ’18 was able to do just that when she externed with Gift of Life, a nonprofit organization that coordinates life-saving and life-enhancing organ transplants. 

 

JUNE 1, 2018

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Alyssa Pooler ’19, Selected for the Inter-Policy School Summit, University of Chicago

Alyssa Pooler ’19, Selected for the Inter-Policy School Summit, University of Chicago

Alyssa Pooler ’19 was one of thirty students, and the only law student from the United States, selected for the Inter-Policy School Summit at the University of Chicago. There, she was challenged to look at the international legal framework of economic instruments and institutions to examine the implementation of cybersecurity protocols.

 

MAY 22, 2018

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

200+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

175

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2020

  

35+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

10,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES