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.
NEWS & EVENTS
Sister Brigid Mary Meeks ’22 was not a typical law student. A member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, Sister Brigid Mary always knew she wanted to attend law school, but once she realized her true calling was to religious life, the path to becoming a lawyer wasn’t as clear.
Today, Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 is the House Democratic Leader with a successful legal career and a dedication to public service. As a young girl in elementary school, Leader McClinton had big dreams. "Since first grade, to anyone who asked, I always said I was going to be a lawyer," she says.
The Villanova University Charles Widger School is pleased to celebrate the graduates of the Class of 2022. This impressive group of students joins a tight-knit community of more than 12,000 Villanova Law alumni. Before they leave us, we asked members of the Class of 2022 to share more about their Villanova Law experience.
Mark C. Alexander, The Arthur J. Kania Dean of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, announced that Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Risk Officer of Target Corporation, will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2022 and will also receive the Villanova Law Medallion Award in recognition of his achievements.
AT A GLANCE
EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT
THE CLASS OF 2023