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

students sitting and chatting in law school commons

Villanova Law Launches Deans’ Mental Health and Law Student Well-being Advisory Council

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law has announced a new initiative, the Deans’ Mental Health and Law Student Well-being Advisory Council. The Advisory Council’s goal is to create open  dialogue between law students and the administration about mental health and well-being concerns, promote resources both within the law school and the legal profession, and to destigmatize these issues among peers.

APRIL 1, 2021

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Midred Robinson named new Dean's Distinguished Fellow

New Dean's Distinguished Fellow Announced

Continuing Villanova Law’s commitment to bringing renowned leaders in the legal profession to campus, Mildred W. Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia, will join the Law School’s Dean’s Distinguished Fellows program beginning in the fall 2021 semester. 

MARCH 30, 2021

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Stephanie Resnick '84 Receives 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award

Stephanie Resnick '84 Receives 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award

Villanova Law alum Stephanie Resnick '84, managing partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, was presented with the prestigious 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey. The award is presented to an exemplary attorney for years of service, contributions to the legal profession and commitment to the community, whose advocacy has advanced democratic values, pluralism and mutual understanding which mirrors AJC’s mission.

MARCH 23, 2021

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Moot Court Board Students

Villanova Law Moot Court Board Succeeds in Virtual Competitions

This semester, members of Villanova Law’s Moot Court Board have found success in various National Appellate Advocacy Competitions held virtually against teams from law schools across the country. Each team was comprised of two students from the Moot Court Board, the principal oral advocacy organization at Villanova Law which aims to enhance and showcase students’ courtroom advocacy skills.

MARCH 15, 2021

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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