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

PROGRAMS

JURIS DOCTOR (JD)

Cutting-edge preparation for 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 275+ externship opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

PUBLIC INTEREST

Fostering a commitment to service in our students through curricular and extracurricular offerings

THE VILLANOVA LAW DIFFERENCE

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Mary Kate Raczka '22 Wins PA Bar Association’s Annual IP Writing Competition

Mary Kate Raczka '22 Wins PA Bar Association’s Annual IP Writing Competition

For the fourth consecutive year, a Villanova Law student won the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Intellectual Property (IP)Writing Competition. Mary Kate Raczka '22 placed first for her article, “The Old Woman Who Lives in Her Shoes: How Clothing and Fashion Designs Would Be Analyzed and Protected Under Title 17 if the United States Treated Fashion Like Architecture.” Justin W. Bogle '22, placed second. 

JULY 20, 2022

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Intrapreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Culture Inside Your Organization

Intrapreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Culture Inside Your Organization

Join the John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association for Talent Development for a session on intrapreneurship – a system that allows an employee to act as an entrepreneur within their organization. Hear from leaders of well-respected companies about how the entrepreneurial mindset has been extended to their employees and how they cultivate a culture that supports their thinking and actions.

JUNE 30, 2022

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A Divine Calling: Helping the Most Vulnerable Populations

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.

JUNE 27, 2022

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Sports Law Negotiation Teams Succeed in Annual Arbitration Competitions

From Villanova Law to the Pennsylvania State Capitol

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.

JUNE 21, 2022

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

275+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

6

in-house
legal clinics

  

178

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2023

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

11,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.

CENTERS & INSTITUTES