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

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Educational Freedom in the Age of COVID, 3/10

Join the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy on Wednesday, March 10, at 4:30 p.m. for a discussion on educational freedom. This webinar will discuss approaches to education policy, drawing upon the expertise of panelists on educational pluralism, charter schools and the political landscape of school choice efforts. 

MARCH 4, 2021

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Four Villanova Law Visiting Assistant Professors Secure Full-Time Tenure Track Law Professor Positions

Four Villanova Law Visiting Assistant Professors Secure Full-Time Tenure Track Law Professor Positions

Each year Villanova Law brings aspiring law teachers to campus through the ongoing Visiting Assistant Professor program, providing them guidance and mentorship as they prepare for careers in academia. Recently, four current and former Villanova Law Visiting Assistant Professors were offered and accepted fulltime tenure track law professor positions at prominent law schools around the country.

FEBRUARY 17, 2021

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Villanova Students Compete in Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation and International Baseball Arbitration Competitions

Villanova Students Compete in Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation and International Baseball Arbitration Competitions

Two teams of Villanova Law students competed virtually in the Seventh Annual Tulane Professional Football Negotiation Competition on January 29-30. The team consisting of defending champions, Austin Meo ’22 and Ryan Murphy ’22, along with new teammate Emily Rollo ’23, finished in third place. Villanova Law is the only school to have made it to the playoff rounds in both the 2020 and 2021 competitions.

FEBRUARY 15, 2021

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Professor Teressa Ravenell

Professor Teressa Ravenell Selected for American Constitution Society’s Big Ideas Publication for Biden Administration

Teressa Ravenell, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law, was included in the American Constitution Society’s recent publication, What’s the Big Idea? Recommendations for Improving Law & Policy in the Next Administration and in the States. The publication, a collection of essays that cover a variety of today's biggest legal topics, was shared with the new Biden administration as well as state legislatures.

FEBRUARY 10, 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