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, numerous clinics and hundreds of 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 8 in-house law clinics and 330+ 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

Legal Civility: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar, 02/27

Legal Civility: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar, 02/27

The McCullen Center welcomes Leon (Lee) F. DeJulius Jr., partner-in-charge of Jones Day's New York office, and Judge Chad Readler, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, to share more about their careers, advice for law students and lawyers and the value of civility in legal practice today.

 

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The Ethics and Empirics of Engineering Humanity Speaker Series, 02/28

The Ethics and Empirics of Engineering Humanity Speaker Series, 02/28

The next lecture in the spring Ethics and Empirics of Engineering Humanity Speaker Series will feature danah boyd presenting "Data Infrastructures and the Politics of Ignorance." This event will take place on Wednesday, February 28 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. in the Blank Rome LLP Classroom (Room 102) of John F. Scarpa Hall.

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Driven to Help, On and Off the Field

Driven to Help, On and Off the Field

Chandon Pierre ’25 found his path to Villanova Law thanks to two of his passions: a desire to create social change and his love of playing football. The Reno, NV native transferred to Villanova Law this past summer to continue his impressive simultaneous pursuits of being a full-time law student and proud member of the Villanova Wildcats football team.  

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Faculty Scholars: Ana Santos Rutschman

Faculty Scholars: Ana Santos Rutschman

When the FDA approves a new medicine, vaccine, or medical device, many assume it gets released into the marketplace and immediately begins helping people. But that is not always the case. In both her teaching and research, Professor of Law Ana Santos Rutschman examines what should happen and what actually does happen.

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AT A GLANCE

12

MILES OUTSIDE
PHILADELPHIA

  

330+

EXTERNSHIPS IN NONPROFIT,
CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT

  

7

in-house
legal clinics

  

181

STUDENTS ENTERING
THE CLASS OF 2025

  

40+

SBA-SUPPORTED
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

  

12,000

ALUMNI
WORLDWIDE

  

Advocates. Scholars. Leaders.